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    Thanks everyone. Looks like simple works for...

    Thanks everyone. Looks like simple works for others. Will stick to my plan and see how it goes. Thanks too for figuring out shuffle just means auto correct changed Shurflo. Dang!
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    Shuffle controls.

    Iím curious if anyone else has tried this or knows why I shouldnít try it. Iím planning to use a 4048 Shurflo pump next year to provide suction for Around 110 taps on 3/16Ē tubing. I plan to use a...
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    I did a quick check and had less than 3Ē wc on my 3/8Ē id nozzles. Inserted some 1/8Ē pipe with .269Ē id and had close to 8Ē wc. Will try that tomorrow on a cook and I think it may help. Also rigged...
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    Thanks for the reply Dave but Iíve already sized and installed the blower and was hoping to get some response to my new set of questions and observations from my most recent post.
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    Thought Iíd give an update and ask a couple questions. Second cook with new blower today and very happy with results. First cook I had way too much AOF. Today I started cutting that back and was...
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    Well that was easy. Not! Four phone calls to...

    Well that was easy. Not! Four phone calls to four different Dayton Companies directed by four different recommendations and I never did get the Dayton Company that builds blowers. I ordered a Koala...
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    Iíve looked at both the Grainger and Dayton sites. They have a list of 30 specs that must include every size dimension for that blower, but neither site mentions cfm or output pressure. Guess Iíll...
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    The Maple research org web site lists a specific...

    The Maple research org web site lists a specific Grainger model. Grangers description of that model list no CFM and no pressure specs. It also costs $421 without a motor. I know the Koala 680 will...
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    AOF/AUF Blower size.

    Iím rebuilding my homemade evaporator this summer and am adding AOF/AUF. Iíve tried searching again and canít find what size Koala blower people are using for a 2x6 evaporator. I thought it was a...
  10. Thread: Air over fire.

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    Thanks gentlemen. Looking to add on this fall and...

    Thanks gentlemen. Looking to add on this fall and want to double check before starting.
  11. Thread: Air over fire.

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    Air over fire.

    Anyone have a good link to the UVM research paper on air over fire? I had it bookmarked but with the new website at UVM the link is no longer active. Iíve spent almost an hour looking thru the new...
  12. Thread: Preheater.

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    Flow is uphill. I plan to always have sap flowing...

    Flow is uphill. I plan to always have sap flowing when the preheater is on the stack. Easily removed when no flow. Any suggestions for cleaning flux from the inside of the pipe?
  13. Thread: Preheater.

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    I added 20' of 1/2" pipe not wrapped completely...

    I added 20' of 1/2" pipe not wrapped completely around the stack. I will be able to lift the preheater and remove it anytime I want. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for all the advice, even those...
  14. Thread: Preheater.

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    Never thought of melting the solder. When...

    Never thought of melting the solder. When finishing a batch or final cook at the end of the season there would be times the pipe would have to be empty. Might have to rethink this.
  15. Thread: Preheater.

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    Preheater.

    I have a 2x6 homemade evaporator with a rectangular chimney that I would like to solder 3/4" copper pipe with elbows to wrap the pipe around the chimney for a preheater. Anyone else try this? Any...
  16. Thread: Preheater.

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    Preheater.

    I'm looking at different options for a homemade preheater. I know about wrapping copper tubing around a chimney. This won't work for me for a couple reasons. Instead I was thinking about running...
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    I just made 60 drops with my new two hand tool...

    I just made 60 drops with my new two hand tool from Pat. Works great, better than the one I borrowed from a friend last year. Thanks Pat, prayers sent out for you and your family!
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    Just ordered a tool from psparr. Looks like the...

    Just ordered a tool from psparr. Looks like the right way to go. Thanks for your help!
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    3/16" Two hand tubing tool.

    I'm planning to buy a 3/16" Two hand tubing tool. Bascoms has a Lapierre with no cutter or flare for only $138. Anyone know how well it works? Any other alternatives or suggestions? I think I can...
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    That's why I love this forum. Lots of great input...

    That's why I love this forum. Lots of great input especially CharlieVT. Unfortunately not what I wanted to hear. Darn facts sometimes get in the way. Working on trying to improve efficiency, only...
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    Passive air over fire.

    I have a homemade 2x6 evaporator I love. Conventional fire box with grates and a draft door under the grates. I cook at my remote cabin with no electricity, never will be.

    I've been thinking...
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    Passive air over fire.

    I have a homemade 2x6 evaporator I love. Conventional fire box with grates and a draft door under the grates. I cook at my remote cabin with no electricity, never will be.

    I've been thinking...
  23. Thread: Warped pan.

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    Warped pan.

    So I goofed up today. Warming some clean up water on my evaporator and I got distracted and boiled my front pan dry, warping it. It only sits on two corners, the others lift. A little bulge up in the...
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    Nice work! Couple questions. How did you...

    Nice work! Couple questions. How did you calculate the area and ratio of primary and secondary air? What material is your secondary air header made of? Definitely interested in doing something...
  25. Thread: Sap Microbes

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    They are mostly round or rod shaped. Too small to...

    They are mostly round or rod shaped. Too small to see with out a really good microscope. The worst for making slime are colony formers, but there are also free floating, but not swimming. Not sure of...
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