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    Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Maple Syrup on top....

    Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Maple Syrup on top. On my oatmeal,over a bowl of fruit, on cottage cheese, on sweet potatoes, or just a straight spoon full.
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    Replace lines where needed. To prevent the...

    Replace lines where needed. To prevent the squirrel chews , when I clean my tubing I use pool shock , no sodium. Year before I changed 1000 ft. of 3/16 with chews. This season I only found 2 chews....
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    Shut everything down today. Still had clear sap...

    Shut everything down today. Still had clear sap but had slowed down ,then when tightening the draw off valve on the pan, the collar broke off. Considering I was getting weary of collecting and...
  4. Thread: Sugar Maple

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    Sugar Maple

    No. Ind. I have 106 taps on smallish reds. I also have 12 Sugars that I tap. 3/16 tubing on a sureflo on the reds. Had good flow and produced good. Taped the Sugars first of march and they have yet...
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    Here in ind. I have 106 taps on 3/16 lines on...

    Here in ind. I have 106 taps on 3/16 lines on sureflow vacuum. All soft maple , all smaller trees, they are at 1 1/2 % and have been running well. I also have 20 taps on large sugar maples, on...
  6. Thread: vacuum filter

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    vacuum filter

    I used my home made vacuum filter today for the first time. Couple of questions. I wasn't sure how much syrup I had, assumed about 10-11 qt. I added 3 cups of De mixed it and filtered.I used 1 heavy...
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    Tapping Elk. Co.

    Tapped 40 trees Wed. Finished my woods with 66 more taps. My trees are mostly small soft Maple Put in 27 more taps in yard large Sugar Maples yesterday. 1 1/2 % sap run through a homemade RO to...
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    I'm using Zap-Bac taps 5/16 drops planing to...

    I'm using Zap-Bac taps 5/16 drops planing to replace every 3 yrs. Is this going to hurt my production. Have all 3/16 lines.
  9. Thread: 3/16 Tool

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    I use a piece of 1/8" nylon rope and do a Chinese...

    I use a piece of 1/8" nylon rope and do a Chinese finger knot then around the tree ,put a truckers knot in the line and pull tight. I can use this to keep a section tight while I work on another...
  10. Thread: 400 gpm RO

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    400 gpd ro

    Thanks Dave and Dr. Tim. '
    Going to get started on it for next season. It'll be quicker then think. Good info.
  11. Thread: 400 gpm RO

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    Yes, would this be the best use of these...

    Yes, would this be the best use of these membranes? Do you recall an article on how to plum these?
  12. Thread: 400 gpm RO

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    400 gpd ro

    Yes it was. It was 2 in series and one in parallel. Maybe another site, can't remember. Seems I use the term a lot these days. I may be senior but at least I'm on the right side of the sod. Gotta be...
  13. Thread: 400 gpm RO

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    400 gpm RO

    Last spring someone posted a 3x400 gpm setup. I've searched throughout the forum and have not been able to find it. Does anyone know that post lies?
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    Thought I would repost this for anyone looking...

    Thought I would repost this for anyone looking for an easy way to flush your lines.
  15. Thread: Tapping 2020

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    Shut my pumps off Monday. Done for the season....

    Shut my pumps off Monday. Done for the season. Now comes the clean up.
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    26F here at 8:30 . Took up my buckets Friday,...

    26F here at 8:30 . Took up my buckets Friday, still 110 on vacuum, hope for one more shot.
  17. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    Thanks I'll work on that today. Just read your...

    Thanks I'll work on that today. Just read your article on the parallel and series setup. when I get the first problem solved I will look at possibility of converting. I have a 6-150 setup.
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    I have a 6-150 setup. Would you go 4 parallel ...

    I have a 6-150 setup. Would you go 4 parallel and 2 in series. I see where this could help my situation.
  19. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    I did the test and went up to 150 but under...

    I did the test and went up to 150 but under pressure it won't.
  20. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    R.O.

    I put new membranes in and it did't help. I think mine is a pump issue. Can't get any pressure.Looked for a diaphragm and with shipping was about 50.00 bucks.
  21. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    r.o,

    I put new membranes in last night.
  22. Thread: Aquatec 88oo

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    Aquatec 88oo

    I have 6- 150 Gpd with a aquatec 8800 worked well a week ago then we h5 days of cold temps. I flushed the membranes and sealed till yesterday. I have sealed cabinet with a light bulb in it. Now can't...
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    3% this morning on 11 yard maples.

    3% this morning on 11 yard maples.
  24. Thread: Pan cleaning?

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    Vinegar and water. Heat and let it set overnight...

    Vinegar and water. Heat and let it set overnight and scrub in the morning with a SS scrub pad.
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    I have my operation in my pole barn. Birds can...

    I have my operation in my pole barn. Birds can come and go. I cover everything with SS covers.
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