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Old February 19th, 2018, 06:06 PM
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I'm fairly new to producing maple syrup, I was going to go to Home Depot and get a RO filter to cut down on boiling time. I did hear that you need to remove the carbon filters. Is this true? or can you run all the filters?
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Remove the carbon filter. The carbon will trap all the sugar in the carbon
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remove the carbon and use a sediment filter, 5 or 10 micron. Just realize that a household water RO is rated in gal per day.
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I'm fairly new to producing maple syrup, I was going to go to Home Depot and get a RO filter to cut down on boiling time. I did hear that you need to remove the carbon filters. Is this true? or can you run all the filters?
You'd be better off spending your money on a home made setup. You may spend a little more but will definitely have more usefulness. How many taps do you have?

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You'd be better off spending your money on a home made setup. You may spend a little more but will definitely have more usefulness. How many taps do you have?

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I have about 50 taps, I can tap more I just don't have the time to boiling more. I produce it for my family and friends. I seen on amazon you can get the housing for $30 a piece but with no filters. If that's a better way to go, how many should I get and witch filters should I put in them?
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If you are talking about the pre-filter just get the right size in a polyspun sediment filter (I've had problems using string wound even though they "should" work.) As I said above, you can use 5 micron or 10, the 5 will filter better but may need changing a little sooner.
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If you are talking about the pre-filter just get the right size in a polyspun sediment filter (I've had problems using string wound even though they "should" work.) As I said above, you can use 5 micron or 10, the 5 will filter better but may need changing a little sooner.
Ok so the pre filter is the first filter the sap goes through before it goes through the RO, correct?
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Yes. You prefilter the sap then pump it through a RO membrane. You want to keep the "dirty/discharge" side as that is your concentrated sap.
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Buy this on eBay along with a aquatec 8800 pump for $110 and a 10 prefilter from Menards. U can always add extra canisters for more water.


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