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  1. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    I also notice that they are hard on the oaks and...

    I also notice that they are hard on the oaks and birch. So far, the maples seem fine.
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    A lot of people say I'm special. Ha, Ha. My...

    A lot of people say I'm special. Ha, Ha.

    My point, though blunt, was that you are expecting too much from a vendor's storefront website and that a call can go a long ways. I expect they would...
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    Pick up the phone and call. Quicker, easier, and...

    Pick up the phone and call. Quicker, easier, and more effective than complaining. If they aren't helpful in a live conservation then we'd like to hear about it.
    Ken
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    That seems correct. There were crowns on their...

    That seems correct. There were crowns on their tanks.

    There are some news articles on them and they are on wikipedia which makes some interesting claims, such as:

    "Crown Maple is the only...
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    It would be nice if their analysis was...

    It would be nice if their analysis was transparent so users could get a sense of the quality of their results. That said, it's not reasonable to expect high accuracy because of the many challenges.....
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    It will work so long as no sap or moisture...

    It will work so long as no sap or moisture accumulates in the lines which can create a blockage. Then you'll get no vacuum when it freezes (and even when it's not frozen if there's too much to be...
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    My woods was surveyed in 2008 and there were many...

    My woods was surveyed in 2008 and there were many survey ribbons tied to young trees along our boundaries. Most of those trees are still only 1 to 1.5 inch diameter! That's probably near zero...
  8. Thanks for the thoughts. I think the concern by...

    Thanks for the thoughts. I think the concern by the building inspector isn't that extreme if the guy turns out to be flexible and open to other methods (without a PE stamp). I like the idea of good...
  9. What's to know about building a sugarhouse in NH?

    Does anyone know the ins and outs of building a sugarhouse in NH?

    My son lives in NH and wants to build a sugarhouse. So I thought - perfect, I'll saw some logs for him and and he can do it...
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    It is an interesting conundrum of law that we...

    It is an interesting conundrum of law that we can't use IPA for maple production in the US but CA syrup made using IPA cleaning can be sold in US. So if a US producer was found using IPA, their...
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    Wow! 140 degrees and you get inspected by the...

    Wow! 140 degrees and you get inspected by the board of health.

    I agree that 120k btu is on the light side but I think it could work provided that the unit works at low flow. Output water...
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    Thanks everyone for you thoughts. My current...

    Thanks everyone for you thoughts. My current plan is for 120k btu minimum but it depends on the manufacturer and it's not a big cost bump to go up one size. I'm planning to have it entirely...
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    Thanks for the input guys, I'll let you know what...

    Thanks for the input guys, I'll let you know what I end up doing. Hopefully I won't have a freezing problem ever again. I lost my original electric tankless heater from freezing when my hotdawg...
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    Sizing Tankless Hot Water Boiler

    This year, I want to upgrade my small electric hot water tank in the kitchen side. I already have propane to the kitchen.

    I want unlimited hot water for cleanup at the sink but also to run a hose...
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    Maybe one price is the stainless the other is for...

    Maybe one price is the stainless the other is for the brass option.
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    Another possibility is that the unloading of the...

    Another possibility is that the unloading of the stump by removal of the tree above caused it to gradually release towards a more neutral position. This could have caused all of the other trees...
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    SS spouts sounds like an interesting option. I...

    SS spouts sounds like an interesting option. I would think you'd also invest in an ultrasonic cleaning system too which could be a handy device for cleaning ss evaporator components at the end of...
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    So it's never been clear to me whether proper RO...

    So it's never been clear to me whether proper RO cleaning is about a minimum contact time, gallons through the membrane, achieving the minimum temperature, or all the above. Obviously temperature is...
  19. Name Your Favorite Way to Enjoy Maple Syrup

    I'm always looking for something different.

    I'll go first with my two favorite maple snacks:

    - Cream cheese with maple syrup drizzled over as a dip for Stacy's Pita Chips
    - Vermont...
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    And I've yet to be exhausted from yanking on the...

    And I've yet to be exhausted from yanking on the pull chord, unlike one of my saws.
    Ken
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    The pole saw is a great idea. I have a battery...

    The pole saw is a great idea. I have a battery chainsaw (Stihl MSA 120). I love it for small stuff. Everyone laughs until they try it out and realize you can be done a small cut faster than you...
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    I'm confused by your "customers appreciate it...

    I'm confused by your "customers appreciate it too" statement. Nonetheless, I agree that niter has a bitter metallic flavor. If you taste a pure chunk you'll want to wash out your mouth - it's that...
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    Yup. And for reasons I haven't figured out too! ...

    Yup. And for reasons I haven't figured out too! So if I was to get another mechanical releaser then I'd get one with the built in moisture trap in addition to the one at my pump room. Redundancy...
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    My water well is over 600 feet deep and with a...

    My water well is over 600 feet deep and with a total wire length of probably closer to 700 ft. I'm sure they just put a standard 10 gauge in it. So I agree - we shouldn't get too worked up with...
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    Ha! That's an excellent question, particularly...

    Ha!

    That's an excellent question, particularly for shallow slopes.

    HDPE Coil Pipe: I normally think HDPE but what a pain it would be to keep coiled pipe straight on line and grade. I think...
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