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Old April 16th, 2015, 08:58 AM
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I really like my 125 electric
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Thanks for the responses! I was really thinking about a bigger evap but may just look into one of these units most likely the same price I would be paying to upgrade the evap...
If you are serious about investing in an RO I suggest considering shopping around for a used machine before settling on a Deer Run. You can generally find a good used Hobby ro for the same or less money as a Ray machine and it will likely have better components.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 04:20 PM
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ADK1 A guy told me that bigger is not always better.You may want to think RO before you think bigger evap. We run 1500 taps on a 2x6 with a RO and a steamaway.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 04:32 PM
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thanks guys. I am seriously thinking about it that is for sure. Definatly pluses. I will be looking around for sure.
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I have had my 375 gph Deer Run for 3 years. The only problem that I had was a o ring was leaking. It is a very good machine at a good price. It doesn't have all the options as the other machines but you can save a lot of money. I have the high and low shut off switches so it will run unattended.
It is a lot of bang for the buck.
The change that will be made on my unit will be 2 8" X 40 membranes instead of three 4 X 40.
Don't knock the unit if you have not run one. Good value. Saves a lot of time and wood.
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I say buy what you can afford and don't be afraid to go out on a limb and spend a few bucks for the extras if there within reach. If your able to add the bells and whistles then do that. Larry is right about the savings. I will say it again RO's are antisocial devices because before I had mine I was always in the sugar shack drinking beer bemoaning the fact I was going broke paying my oil bill and boiling for 10-12 hrs. per day. You could stop in anytime and someone would be in there boiling. Now I'm in the woods adding taps or running around building things around the shack. I cut my fuel costs 80% and boil time by 8 hrs. per day. The savings will fund your next piece of equipment that will make you better syrup that will put money in the bank.

adk they aint a fad they really do work so spend the money.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 10:29 PM
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I will seriously look into it thanks
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I bought a 375 electric unit and added another membrane to make it a 500, I just love this unit Straight forward and simple. I process a 1000 gals of sap a day on an old 30x10 6 hrs start to finish, 2 passes to 10-12% sugar,
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