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Old February 13th, 2015, 05:03 PM
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I will let you know how it goes. Its outside and about 15 deg F. Should be fun...and brief.
i will post some pics
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Old February 13th, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Hopefully you can keep it thawed. Good luck have fun.
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Test boil went well. Drop tube pans had no leaks and all the welds held up to the heat. the parts that had no fiber blanket were glowing red. water was jumping out of the tube pan like acrobats. need to make adjustments but looks like im ready to go. all i need is some good weather.

cant post pics but there are two in my gallery. pics are not very good
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Old February 14th, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Anyone have an idea of gph with this setup? 5 12X20 pans with 78 drop tubes 3/4 in x 5 in deep?
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with my simple math.... I think your best rate would get 45-60GPH
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with my simple math.... I think your best rate would get 45-60GPH
Thats good with me. Last year i got 6 gph. I will keep you posted. Its-5 degrees now so tapping isnt even a thought now
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bexley once you determine what you can boil per hr what will you do with the information? More taps, less taps, go bigger next year or haul all the extra to me for free?
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Haynes,
i will know how much time it will take to boil sap on hand. I have to fit it into my crazy schedule. If it is that high i hope to make my 100 tap goal this year and room to grow more taps in the future. And if there is any left i will send it to you at 'no risk' just pay shipping and handling.
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