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Old September 13th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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We are in the middle of building our 2000 gallon sap tanks. We will post pics as we progress. So far, primed one. Paint next, then tig welding stainless.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Very nice. I would be very curious to know how much they are costing you in $ and time.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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You mean, how much they are SAVING me in time and money, right? Have you priced a sap tank lately? The freight is killer. .....I should bring a couple to LEME and sell them.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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Awesome build. Its also on my list for this winter just not hopeful I will have time. Care to share your length and height? Iam looking to do a 1000 gallon one. Are you upgraded your tap count? I would assume since your building more than one of these. Taplin if the resources are available it would surpise you the cost savings, I will stick my neck out and say it will be half the cost versus buying a new manufactured one. They got to pay there overhead.
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Yes, adding another 1300 taps on vac from another producer. Tank is 20' long and a bit over 52" High and 49" wide.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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You better make 3 lol. Thank you for the measurements.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 01:47 PM
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Great work! I wish I had the skills, time and toys to do that.
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Having welded for a few years now it all looks so easy until the frame tweaks 3" over 20 ft in a nice Banana shape. I will go out on a limb and say they had a good welding pattern. That is one nice piece of Art. Will the SS skin free float in the frame on rubber or will it get tacked?
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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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If that was in my yard and full I think I would just throw the white flag and quit! That is gonna look awesome John. I don't need a 2000 gallon tank, but am looking for a 300-500 gallon milk tank . Unfortunately one of our members on here lives close and has cornered the market on the milk tanks!
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One Leg, those laser cut maple leafs will add a great final touch, beautiful job and thanks for sharing.

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