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Old December 22nd, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Finished the cover for the stack a few days ago. Figured I'd post a few pics.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Filb, welcome to SBI, hope you enjoy it here as much as I have. Thats a good looking stack cover, should do the job. We will be interested in hearing about your operation. Welcome aboard.

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Old December 22nd, 2013, 04:17 PM
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MMMMMMMMMMM looks like mine minus the ice. BBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Good job it will help keep the pans warm at night. I pull my stack at the end of the year.
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Hey thanks for the warm welcome. Nice stack covers. My setup is kind of temporary as it's under an awning at this time. I plan to renovate a shed on my property to permanently place the evaporator this summer. I never realized stacks were pulled at the end of season. How do you cover the roof penetration or do you just pull the top section and cap it?
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Hey thanks for the warm welcome. Nice stack covers. My setup is kind of temporary as it's under an awning at this time. I plan to renovate a shed on my property to permanently place the evaporator this summer. I never realized stacks were pulled at the end of season. How do you cover the roof penetration or do you just pull the top section and cap it?
I have a small piece of roofing that I can but up to my cupola to cover the hole. My stack is offset beside the cupola.
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Not all stacks need removal. I went from a 10" stack to my 12" so I removed some of the flat sheet metal and bent a 1/2" lip up so water would divert around the stack. After removal I cover with a flat tank cover that is held in place with 2 bricks. There is a handle in the center of the cover so the bricks stay in place and has never moved over 12 years.
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We have stainless stack that is up permanently. Stainless will stand up to the weather without rusting like galvanized pipe. Stainless cost a lot more but worth it, our stack was a real pain in the neck to put up and take down . We also built a stack cover that can be opened and closed from inside the boiling shed. Always looking for ways to make things easier.

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My rig is oil fired so it doesn't rely on draft so its short and easy to put up and take down. My copula is biggggggg and makes great storage for the stack at end of season.
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Yea its bent.
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Do you need a stack cover during the sugaring season or is it just for the off season? I don't use a cover during and just put an old 5 gallon bucket up there in the summer months. Sometimes when it rains I'll get a little wetness around the base stack during the sugaring season
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