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    No, everything is frozen, but the weather looks...

    No, everything is frozen, but the weather looks good for next week.
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    I just converted my 2x8 Lapierre to oil. Leader...

    I just converted my 2x8 Lapierre to oil. Leader jerked me around for two weeks on a Carlin burner that they couldn’t supply. So I Bought a becket cf800 burner from this guy below. Worked like a...
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    I think you have a valid concern with the cold,...

    I think you have a valid concern with the cold, it would be hard for the gas to vaporize efficiently and provide the correct amount of pressure. You list a 3x8 evaporator, it would take half again as...
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    It isn’t any louder than the blower I was using...

    It isn’t any louder than the blower I was using with wood. I first thought about propane, but after looking at a burner big enough I changed my mind. Fuel oil (diesel) has a lot mor BTUs than...
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    After the first day of cooking with the fuel oil...

    After the first day of cooking with the fuel oil burner, I wish I had converted it years before. This is the greatest thing since sliced bread. The way it is set, it burns 6.7 gph, and maintains the...
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    I know what you are talking about, i like old...

    I know what you are talking about, i like old military equipment. I spent 20 years in the Air Force.
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    I’ve had it for several years. I forget now, but...

    I’ve had it for several years. I forget now, but it was either listed on eBay or Craig’s list, ad it was close enough to go get it. They are still available, and parts are easy to come by.
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    Converted evaporator to fuel oil

    Today I finished converting my Lapierre 2X8 evaporator to fuel oil. I found a new Beckett CF800 burner on eBay and got it mounted on the evaporator. Had to make a new front out of 1/2 plate steel to...
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    Sap was running pretty good today. Got 175...

    Sap was running pretty good today. Got 175 gallons by mid afternoon. I went ahead and pumped it out because it might overflow tonight.

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    We tapped another 132, they were flowing a little.

    We tapped another 132, they were flowing a little.
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    Tapping in Green county

    We started tapping today. Started with 90 on sureflow vacuum. Tomorrow we will tap a couple hundred more. Sap wasn’t running today, but the weather looks good for the next several days.


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    This what I did.
  13. No, it’s white and real thin, but anything like...

    No, it’s white and real thin, but anything like it would probably work. Cheap flat bed sheets would probably work. I just stretched it tight and stapled it to the rafters.
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    Not to take away from some of the good advise listed above, but if you want a cheap and fast temporary solution, you might try what I did. I too had a condensation problem in an area of my sugar...
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    Someone else had posted the same link on a past...

    Someone else had posted the same link on a past thread and I checked it out. I decided to go with the Carlin 102CDR oil burner and ordered one from Leader. The cost of going with oil verses LP, was...
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    I haven't given the oil burner a thought. A quick...

    I haven't given the oil burner a thought. A quick look has fuel oil at about 135,000 BTU/gal, to get up to 1,000,000 BTUs I would need on rated at about 8 gal/hour. Looking on Ebay, there is a...
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    I used about 20' of 1/2" copper coil on my stack...

    I used about 20' of 1/2" copper coil on my stack to pre-heat the sap. I additionally wrapped a piece of stainless steel around the outside to cover it and try to keep in a little more heat. I then...
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    A lot of milk tanks have been scrapped around...

    A lot of milk tanks have been scrapped around here, and they are getting harder to find, but there are still several out there. I have two for my maple syrup production, both 600 gal, one just for a...
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    Brian & upsmapleman. Both of your figures put me...

    Brian & upsmapleman. Both of your figures put me in the range of a Carlin 301; 401,000-1,100,000 BTUs. I sent a message to Lapierre, but the tech guy is out till the 4th of Jan. I had sent him a...
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    The cabinet scraps I was using worked great. They...

    The cabinet scraps I was using worked great. They were free, they loaded them for me, they burnt extremely hot with a blower under the fire, and it was an endless supply for several years. But all...
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    BTUs required for gas conversion

    I currently have a Lapierre Storm (2X8) Cross flow evaporator, and have been using kiln dried cabinet scraps for fuel. However my supply of wood has ended since the cabinet shop closed. I'm thinking...
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    M-37 sap hauler

    Here is my M-37 I use for sap hauling, it’s not fast, but it will get you out when it’s bad. I have a 250 gallon tank in the back of it and use a Red Lion pump to transfer the sap from the collection...
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    Well here is the latest story. Taking everyone’s advice I done away with all the 5/16 tubing and made separate individual runs with 3/16, for a total of eight runs. I then tapped about 150 trees....
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    Bmbmkr. I checked out the KMSA and sent them a...

    Bmbmkr. I checked out the KMSA and sent them a note for some more info. Power mills are worth their weight in gold. I finally acquired a Chattanooga 171 cane mill. It works real good. Verticle mills...
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    Bmbmkr, you must have worked in a WSA. I was in...

    Bmbmkr, you must have worked in a WSA. I was in Comm. retired in ‘99
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