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Old April 28th, 2015, 12:16 AM
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Hard to believe your permeate flow is at 7.9 for a Mark1. I would say that is hard to believe unless it was tested at extremely high pressure, but don't know what the pressure was.
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They test flows at 160 PSI and the mineral rejection tests are at 200 PSI
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Testing is with water that is probably in the 55-75 deg range. Alot different flows than 34 deg sap.
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If the increase in production is due to your rinsing and washing of the membrane during the season, you are paying for the piece of mind that you are doing the job right. There is nothing wrong with that as there are enough things to worry about during the season.
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I did a lot more concentrating this season with Jonathan/Grazer bringing his sap down every couple of days. There would be days that I would run 1,800-2,400 gallons thru it and I hated seeing all that permeate run on the ground. I believe that concentrating just before cooking helped me make a better grade of syrup. I also think that starting out with cold wash water would allow for a longer wash cycle which has to lead to better cleaning.

I plan on adding 2 more cage tanks to the permeate storage and one near the evap for pan cleaning
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I also think that starting out with cold wash water would allow for a longer wash cycle which has to lead to better cleaning.
Actually the major cleaning doesn't occur until the permeate gets quite warm, towards the end of the wash cycle, that is why your to add more soap. If all you want is a longer wash cycle, then fill the wash tank fuller and more soap.
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Thanks Tapking I do fill full and dump the soap. still something has to happen during the warm up time.
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Thanks Tapking I do fill full and dump the soap. still something has to happen during the warm up time.
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seems there is some inconsistency.....when I bought mine I was directed to fill only an inch above the outlets, wondering if you you were told the same
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What do you have for an RO. I figure if the tank holds 25 gallons then fill it up. I start the filling proses and dump the soap so it mixes well and then wait till I see foam coming out the top and shut the permeate valve and let it run. I also let it soak overnight and do my rinse in the morning. I think the soak time helps.

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