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    what went wrong?

    So I finished the season out yesterday with 172 gallons of sap collected and only 1.9 gallons of syrup made! That's about a 92:1 ratio! Eeek.

    All on about 130 taps, mostly reds, 5/16 maxflo spiles...
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    This week are jumping from day/night temps 39/27...

    This week are jumping from day/night temps 39/27 Monday (perfect) to 55/28, 52/39, 59/48, 61/37!!

    I am worried the trees will go straight from frozen to budding lol!
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    Slow Start to 2021 - why?

    Hey guys, first post in a long time. Tapped here in eastern CT on February 15. Mostly reds and a few sugars, about 75 taps out this year. I have been checking daily and collecting every 4-5 days. So...
  4. ShurFlo 4008 Setup Pictures Wanted!

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    I am expanding my 1 acre to a 2 acre sugarbush next year, thinking 3/16" laterals with 5/16" mainline. About 50-60 taps.

    Does anyone have pictures of their Shurflo 4008 pump setup? Also I...
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    Thanks so Much Dr. Perkins! That's the whole...

    Thanks so Much Dr. Perkins! That's the whole point of me starting the thread - I have read a bunch of back and forth and really just wanted a good honest answer so I don't waste my time and money....
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    I think Dr. Perkins just came in and erased any...

    I think Dr. Perkins just came in and erased any previous motivation I had on going 3/16. Anyone else running 5/16 rather than 3/16 on a flat lot and had success?
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    Also, is this how loud the shurflo really is? ...

    Also, is this how loud the shurflo really is?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAImPhtywJ8

    If I put this in my yard my kids, wife and neighbors are gonna kill me! LOL
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    Exactly! I am hearing "pump" and checking out all...

    Exactly! I am hearing "pump" and checking out all the tubing and fitting, never mind having to upgrade my turkey fryer to a 2x4 evaporator for next season. This hobby (like any hobby) is getting...
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the prompt and thorough...

    Thanks guys, appreciate the prompt and thorough feedback!

    So I am getting the sense that I am going to need a pump. What do you guys recommend for manufacturer/type/size? Any good threads on...
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    3/16 Newbie Questions

    Hey guys, first post here! Been reading everything you guys post and this is a great site for me to reference.

    I did 25 buckets this year (first year tapping) on my property and it was fun and...
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