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    Over the years I've had 3 tankless water heaters...

    Over the years I've had 3 tankless water heaters in my sugarhouse. The first one only heated 1 gpm up to 120F, from 35F incoming temp. It was good but my problem was that 1 gpm was not fast enough. I...
  2. Everything I've heard about using sap ladders...

    Everything I've heard about using sap ladders with any diaphragm pump is that they don't work.
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    They are made to run off a 20# tank, however, I...

    They are made to run off a 20# tank, however, I have a bulk tank at my sugarhouse and a mainline with several take off's. My bottler used to be propane, my fire starter is a weed burner torch, my...
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    I use a tankless water heater, my Deer run RO...

    I use a tankless water heater, my Deer run RO does not heat the water very fast. The one I use is like this: ...
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    I would suggest a long sap hydrometer, very...

    I would suggest a long sap hydrometer, very accurate.
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    Back 19 seasons ago I filtered using a cone and...

    Back 19 seasons ago I filtered using a cone and pre-filters. The biggest issue was keeping the syrup hot enough. If you have a turkey fryer pot, try to come up with a way to hang the cone filter into...
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    I've had great results with a 115v model for 4...

    I've had great results with a 115v model for 4 years, however many have said the 12V is more dependable.
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    It's my belief that if a saw doesn't start in 4...

    It's my belief that if a saw doesn't start in 4 pulls max, it needs attention, something is not as it should be.
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    The two are not necessarily needed to get great...

    The two are not necessarily needed to get great results. It does however take some practice. A Steam bottler will help a lot, but it can be done without also.
    Get a smaller pot for bottling from....
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    While I have 4 gas chainsaws, in 4 sizes, I still...

    While I have 4 gas chainsaws, in 4 sizes, I still use a battery chainsaw on some stuff. It's amazing how far batteries have come, along with brushless motors, they can work wonders.
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    In most if not all states (and Provinces?) it's...

    In most if not all states (and Provinces?) it's illegal to sell unfiltered syrup except as bulk.
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    I have AOF and AUF, until my grandson forgot to...

    I have AOF and AUF, until my grandson forgot to shut off the blower as he added wood (back in the first season I had the blower) and I saw no sparks or smoke coming out the door, the fan no longer...
  13. That said, 40 is really too many on a good sap...

    That said, 40 is really too many on a good sap flow day, divide it into 2 @ 20 taps for more sap total. Up to 30 is recommended, I like 20-25 better. On my old lease I had 1 line that was 1400' long....
  14. I suggest Steve Childs' Tubing Notebook, A...

    I suggest Steve Childs' Tubing Notebook, A Cornell publication. Unless there was an update, I don't think 3/16 is covered in it. I like 3/16, but as others said, it has it's issues. You need to clean...
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    Check the larger dealers, some may have those...

    Check the larger dealers, some may have those doors as replacements. In fact, Leader offers air tight fronts (quite pricey) to change a regular arch into an air tight, others may also offer similar...
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    When you bottle, is you water jacketed bottler in...

    When you bottle, is you water jacketed bottler in a cold environment? I've had times in the past, when bottling, that I get lots of condensation on the under side of the bottler cover. It's possible...
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    My proceedure the last 5 years or so has been to...

    My proceedure the last 5 years or so has been to RO all sap and send it to the head tank. I have a site tube for the level in my head tank. The important line for my rig is at 18 gal. (I have a line...
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    When I had my Stewardship plan drawn up, 10 acres...

    When I had my Stewardship plan drawn up, 10 acres was the smallest that foresters in New York State do it, at least state foresters. With a 1.5 acre piece of land you are likely on your own.
    I do...
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    I suggest you mix in the preservative. My method...

    I suggest you mix in the preservative. My method would be to add it to the wash tank and circulate it thru the membrane(s) for 5 minutes. Then shut the RO off. Now, if you want to store the...
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    NhShaun is also right, the new barrels use a % of...

    NhShaun is also right, the new barrels use a % of recycled steel, you might get a flaw where a car seat cover was.
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    I raised my prices just over 2 weeks ago and...

    I raised my prices just over 2 weeks ago and sales so far show no decline.
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    I bought 3x what I usually get in cases of jugs,...

    I bought 3x what I usually get in cases of jugs, will not last 2 yrs though, need more storage room.
  23. Thread: New RO

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    2 top rated ones are LaPierre and CDL.

    2 top rated ones are LaPierre and CDL.
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    A lot of how long a barrel stove lasts is related...

    A lot of how long a barrel stove lasts is related to off season treatment. If you leave any ashes in it, they draw moisture from the air and eat the steel, If you completely clean it out and spray or...
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    I agree, I've seen a few where the top is the...

    I agree, I've seen a few where the top is the same size as the bottom, but in general the top (dry) line is 1 size larger than the bottom (wet) line.
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