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    got a proper name

    I picked up a "new to me" 16 foot Grumman fishing boat that needed a little TLC. After replacing the transom, I gave her a proper name.
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    silly question but is your blower rotating the...

    silly question but is your blower rotating the correct direction? Some are polarity sensitive to rotation.
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    I used 1/2 wide wood stove window gasket to make...

    I used 1/2 wide wood stove window gasket to make a seal on the ash door. No sparks or ash get out, even with the AUF Blower on full speed.
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    auto draw on divided 2x3

    Is a 2x3 divided pan to small for a auto draw? I have seen smaller auto draws but the seem like the are geared towards a 2x4 or 2x6 pan.
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    That's syrup or near syrup. normal.

    That's syrup or near syrup. normal.
  6. If you want a better seal for your pans as a...

    If you want a better seal for your pans as a quick test if a gasket would help is roll some aluminum foil into a loose tube and stuff it into the gaps where you see flames. I used this method when I...
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    Trees are still frozen. I did not have any sap 3...

    Trees are still frozen. I did not have any sap 3 days ago when it was 40 out and now it's 19(Big drop in barometric pressure too). When things warm back up next week (Monday in the upper 30's lower...
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    hard to see it in the picture but there is a...

    hard to see it in the picture but there is a split brick width gap in front of the hole allowing full draft.
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    21023 This is mine. Little different, but it...

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    This is mine. Little different, but it works.
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    Looks like Maine's trapping season in Nov-Dec. If...

    Looks like Maine's trapping season in Nov-Dec. If you do not trap and are in need of one, I can post on another forum for you and see if anyone is willing to help you out. One of the ADC guys maybe...
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    I will try to get you a pic tonight when I get...

    I will try to get you a pic tonight when I get home from work.
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    Mine looked like that the first 2 years boiling...

    Mine looked like that the first 2 years boiling on it. I redid the bricks at the back of my fire box and started adding wood less often. I'm still getting 8+ gallons boil rate and with the same type...
  13. Thread: Very lite

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    Nice..... it looks like my sap. I can't seem to...

    Nice..... it looks like my sap. I can't seem to make anything lighter than Amber.
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    Is your shop vac set for wet or dry? Try removing...

    Is your shop vac set for wet or dry? Try removing the pleated paper filter and see what that does for you. If the paper shop vac filter is still in then it may be getting damp from the steam and not...
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    membership renewed in "the Club"

    Hi, my name is Chickenman and I'm a sugar maker. I have renewed my membership in the scorched pan club. Uggg. Well, not bad, noticed it right off grabbed the "OS" bucket, flooded the pan hitting the...
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    You may not be getting a good seal. I know that...

    You may not be getting a good seal. I know that my home built unit does the same thing UNLESS I have a good seal then the syrup goes through really quick.
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    I have made 2 sets. I used 7/16 couplers, bored...

    I have made 2 sets. I used 7/16 couplers, bored out 1/2 of the threads with a 1/2 inch drill bit. welded it to the pliers, and split with a porta bandsaw I have. Filed a bevel the get rid of the...
  18. I originally did the double zip tie and fold over...

    I originally did the double zip tie and fold over thingy. Found it to be unnecessary and time consuming. Fold the sides in accordion style and zip tie tight. have had full 3 gallon plus bags and...
  19. Thread: RO bucket

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    Love mine, and I recommend the auto shutoff...

    Love mine, and I recommend the auto shutoff switch. I wired mine with a on-off-on toggle switch. Turn it on to prime and get everything set, switch to the auto and I can leave it and do other things,...
  20. Go to local barber/hair salon and ask for the cut...

    Go to local barber/hair salon and ask for the cut hair. Hang it around your property in nylon stockings, onion bags, or bags made from old cloth ( t-shirts, sheets, socks). This will spread human...
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    It's the Maple Gods. Just when you think you know...

    It's the Maple Gods. Just when you think you know all the answers, they change all the questions .LOL
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    Had a thought at 4:30 this morning..yep I'm up at...

    Had a thought at 4:30 this morning..yep I'm up at 4 for work, will RO soap/preservative clean the pump. I just cleaned my RO bucket and saved the soap solution for a future wash and was wondering if...
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    We had a 60 degree day and a few in the high 40's...

    We had a 60 degree day and a few in the high 40's low 50's. This has been running since the 1st of January. The sap started to cloud up and I dumped it, rinsed out the drum and let it run. The...
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    shurflo users question

    Just started using a little pump this year and I'm starting to get slime/yeast building up in the strainer causing my sap to get cloudy. How often do you guys clean the pump and what are you using to...
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    Just take a 4 inch or so piece of 5/16, split it...

    Just take a 4 inch or so piece of 5/16, split it lengthways removing about a third of the tubing. Take the larger piece that you just made and clip it over the 3/16 tubbing, clamp your tool on the...
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