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Old January 7th, 2017, 01:59 PM
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Does any one have advice or guidance on the idea of building an evaporator using two 275 gal oil tanks as one evaporator?
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Does any one have advice or guidance on the idea of building an evaporator using two 275 gal oil tanks as one evaporator?
What are you thinking end to end or side to side? Tell us what your goals are here one large pan, multiple pans, are you just looking to increase pan size so you can run more taps?
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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:15 AM
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Yes I was thinking end to end. The intention is to have a rear evaporator pan (2x6 maybe) by the stack & a syrup/finishing pan up front ( maybe 2x3). The plan is to build this for 2018 & build a small sugar shack also. And yes the end goal is to be able to add more taps.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:20 AM
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So how many taps are you thinking your going to want to run and I mean not just next season lets think long term and say 2 to 3 years.
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Two Yamaha Grizzly atv's.
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Smoky Lake Filter/Finisher/Filter.
Smoky Lake Crescendo Auto Draw.
Brother-in-law for a partner in crime.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 08:38 AM
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The most I think we could manage would be 200 or 300.
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Then you should be looking at a 2x6 with a 4ft drop flue or raised flue. You can still build the evaporator but buy the pans. Make sure you get an extra syrup pan. You can switch them out during a long run and then run one while cleaning the other. You can still build the evaporator out of the fuel oil tank. You can extend them a little but not much the one in my little sugar shack is extended almost 2 ft and it takes up a lot of room. If your going to have a small shack then I wouldn't recommend trying to mate the 2 together. To much wasted space and not enough return. Things like air under fire, steamaway or steam pig, and even a small homemade ro. Would give you what you want with about the same amount of cost. If it was me I would build the rig with auf buy the pans and then a year or two later add the steam pig or steamaway if your going to stay at your quoted tap count. One thing nice about the steam pig and steamaway lots of hot water. Then in years down the line if you decide to up your tap count a nice RO would let you do basically how many you want without much issue.
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Big Sugar house has a 3x8 pan with dividers and auf.
Two Yamaha Grizzly atv's.
All taps on drop tubes into buckets.
Smoky Lake Filter/Finisher/Filter.
Smoky Lake Crescendo Auto Draw.
Brother-in-law for a partner in crime.
Wife and 4 kids.
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Thanks for the input!
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Old January 9th, 2017, 07:32 AM
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If I was to start new that's what I would do. with a 2x6 and the right RO you could handle as many taps as you would like. Good luck and welcome to the site
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Little sugar house has a 28x66 flat pan.
Big Sugar house has a 3x8 pan with dividers and auf.
Two Yamaha Grizzly atv's.
All taps on drop tubes into buckets.
Smoky Lake Filter/Finisher/Filter.
Smoky Lake Crescendo Auto Draw.
Brother-in-law for a partner in crime.
Wife and 4 kids.

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