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Old October 30th, 2011, 11:09 PM
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Finished my arch extension used to be a 2x4 now its a 2x6.5. I don't think i would do that again. I think it would have been easier to just start from scratch. I Had every c clamp i own on it holding it true for welding. I also made the fire box larger, added a ramp, and a second blower.:D:D Two smileys for two blower.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 11:18 PM
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Can I ask what the .5 is for? Do you have an odd ball size syrup pan or flue pan? Or are you adding in the stack? You dont add the stack the size goes by the pans. I do have to add that thing looks pretty darn sweet. Where did you get your pans?
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Finished my arch extension used to be a 2x4 now its a 2x6.5. I don't think i would do that again. I think it would have been easier to just start from scratch. I Had every c clamp i own on it holding it true for welding. I also made the fire box larger, added a ramp, and a second blower.:D:D Two smileys for two blower.
so did you square it up (went from traditional hour glass shape to square )do you have more pictures of the entire build?

I actually want to add 18" to 2' behind flue pan before stack and make a hot air chamber for AAOTFP, about 6" behind flue make a wall then drop it down 8 to 10"

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Old October 31st, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Can I ask what the .5 is for? Do you have an odd ball size syrup pan or flue pan? Or are you adding in the stack? You dont add the stack the size goes by the pans. I do have to add that thing looks pretty darn sweet. Where did you get your pans?
Sorry Revolution 30" syrup pan and a 4 ft drop flue pan
I went with a 30" syrup pan so hopefully i can reverse flow my pan. With a 30" length it makes my syrup compartment 6" wide and 2ft long and the cross compartment the same (2ft by 6"). Pans came from Sugerbush Supplies in Mason Michigan. Rick and Mary are good people they run their business like i do they know most of their customers on a first name basis. Heck Rick stopped at my shop to look at my Heatmor ODWB's for his house and shop, so maybe those pans weren't that expensive. LOL
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so did you square it up (went from traditional hour glass shape to square )do you have more pictures of the entire build?

I actually want to add 18" to 2' behind flue pan before stack and make a hot air chamber for AAOTFP, about 6" behind flue make a wall then drop it down 8 to 10"
No Flat it was square before. i made that arch from scratch it used to be a 2x4 with no ramp and i added 6" to the bottom of the fire box to lower my grates. Sorry no pics never could figure out the resizing thing or photo bucket so i didn't bother with pics. You would think that its just as easy as cutting it with a torch adding 30" and welding it back together. Its a lot harder than it sounds on paper. If i ever upgrade my arch again ( famous last words of a maple producer ) i will sell this one and start from scratch. I would never buy one half the fun of maple sugaring for me is building stuff.
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Nice looking set up now go over to the glossary side and list the meaning of the abbreviations:)
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Nice looking set up now go over to the glossary side and list the meaning of the abbreviations:)
LOL exactly what i did. Flat..............
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hot air chamber? take pic post it
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Finished my arch extension used to be a 2x4 now its a 2x6.5. I don't think i would do that again. I think it would have been easier to just start from scratch. I Had every c clamp i own on it holding it true for welding. I also made the fire box larger, added a ramp, and a second blower.:D:D Two smileys for two blower.
That is a very nice job and I am really impressed. Almost to nice to make Maple on - lol
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