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    Default Membrane Question

    Was going pull the trigger on a ro bucket, but carl is backed up.
    A friend sold me his 8800 pump(he is going bigger) and I ordered 3012 housings.
    What membrane would be best for this, lots of choices but know idea which to buy ?
    thanks in advance

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    Contact MES and see if they offer that size. Whatever you get, you want ones made for maple sap, not just water.
    Dave Klish about 400 taps, down from much more. Retired from collecting and boiling in 2021. Mostly because of a bad hip.
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    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
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    On MES web site looks like the bigger sizes is what they carry. I have found 200 gpd, thru 500 gpd membranes
    probably will never have more than 150 gallons of sap going though at a time. Considering that should I go to say 400 gpd or use the lower size 200/300 gpd ?

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    If you plan on growing your sugaring experience, go with the higher output membrane.
    Chad

    2014: 12 taps, 5 gal buckets
    2015: 15 taps on bags
    2016: 150 taps: 100 on bags, 50 on 3/16" natural vac, 2x8 AUF/AOF Homebuilt Arch, 2x8 SL Drop Flu & Auto Draw, SL Propane Canner/Bottler
    2017: 225 taps: Built Lean to, Added SL hood, preheater, concentric exhaust, SL SS 7" SB Filter Press
    2018: 180 taps: Added Shurflo to 50 - 3/16", Auto fill sensor to head tank
    2019: No tapping
    2020: 175 taps
    2021: 300 taps, homemade RO and releaser

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    I have 30 ro buckets in stock. Disappointed carl and dave didnt say anything.
    Fred Ahrens
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    Richards Maple Products
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    dont take life too serious, nobody gets out alive anyways

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    Hey Fred sorry we didn't know that! I will direct inquiries directly to you!
    Last edited by carls47807; 02-22-2021 at 09:08 PM.

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