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    Not seeing much sap this weekend so far either....

    Not seeing much sap this weekend so far either. Its really dry here too.
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    Hoping for a longer season but Iíve had to pull a couple soft maples off of the tubing due too budding...anyone else seeing this?
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    Up and running here, first sap on Friday/Saturday...

    Up and running here, first sap on Friday/Saturday was 1.8% and still holding that today.
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    Move it mostly from tank to tank or into my pans...

    Move it mostly from tank to tank or into my pans to clean
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    Hot condensate pump?

    Looking to purchase a pump to move steam away water and hot condensate....what should I look for and what should I avoid?
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    Sap has been flowing here on the lakeshore. Sap...

    Sap has been flowing here on the lakeshore. Sap Still holding at 1.6% Getting closer to dark syrup too, but thatís normal for us. I still have plenty of firewood so hopefully the season will...
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    Steam a way question

    Thinking about purchasing a steam away to go on my 30x10. Any thoughts on whether to keep my preheater or not?
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    I just installed two 1/2" ladder set up for 400...

    I just installed two 1/2" ladder set up for 400 taps. both lift about 10'. Using 4 risers at each lift station
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    Avg. around the same 2 gallons per tap per day....

    Avg. around the same 2 gallons per tap per day. Sap sugar content dropped to 1.7% making great tasting amber syrup right now
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    Thanks everyone, I do have vacuum after both...

    Thanks everyone,
    I do have vacuum after both lifts but curious about cfm for future tap expansion and new vac pump possibilities. as I read through the cornell tubing book it didn't have a definite...
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    I just installed two 10 foot ladders using 1/2 in...

    I just installed two 10 foot ladders using 1/2 in riser and do have vacuum after the lifts just was curious about how much cfm loss occurs. I also am utilizing an old sp22 dairy vacuum pump with...
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    CFM loss and lift

    Anyone have a chart that shows cfm loss as its related to ladder lifts?
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    Sap ran great for me in north Madison. around...

    Sap ran great for me in north Madison. around 1100 gallons. And very happy with my new ladder system to bring the sap into the sugarhouse. Just think I may need to seriously consider a RO
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    vacuum inlet line

    what do you guys use as a vacuum inlet line to a mechanical double releaser? I feel I had leaking issue with a solid pvc pipe. Can I use something like tiger hose?
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    anyone have leads on replacement parts for these...

    anyone have leads on replacement parts for these sp-22s? just had one of mine lose vacuum
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    We boiled in around 700 gallons of sap at 2%

    We boiled in around 700 gallons of sap at 2%
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    Ed, if you tap this weekend let me know ill...

    Ed,
    if you tap this weekend let me know ill come up
    Matt
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    i have a bunch of used mainline and lateral lines...

    i have a bunch of used mainline and lateral lines I'm consigning....I have an electric releaser too I'm kicking around throwing in the auction ring too
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    Annual Fall Maple Auction

    Anyone going to Ray Gingrich's maple auction? Anyone consigning anything?
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    thanks everyone for the info an advice

    thanks everyone for the info an advice
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    to lift or not to lift...

    I am thinking about lifting 400 taps around 17 ft. with a cdl sap lifting system. I currently have them pumped to the sugarhouse thru an electric releaser and gear pump, which at times has failed to...
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    Officially all done at my place, my taps just...

    Officially all done at my place, my taps just quit on me this year and I don't know why, Funny that the tubing, which is on cv spouts, and my buckets did the at the same time. Finish with a record...
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    I think here on the lake we didn't get the march...

    I think here on the lake we didn't get the march snow or rain, which led to a dry woods. Been a nice change when we gathered but didn't get the trees what they needed. I don't like that my production...
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    Another down year for me. Currently at .15 gallon...

    Another down year for me. Currently at .15 gallon of finished syrup per tap, have some sap to boil tonight .
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    haven't had much sap here on the lake in Madison....

    haven't had much sap here on the lake in Madison. only about 100 gallons in the last couple days. thought the rain might bring me some sap but I'm still waiting to see it.
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