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Very nice I just have a sneaky feeling that we are going to be rethinking how we run tubing into releasers in the future. Lets get that Baby up and running today were looking at a high of 50. Im at 1100 taps and looking to tap an old woods that has another 150 and I will be running it on 2 sap ladders
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I checked on my way to work this morning and still have 28" at the ends of all lines but sap is down to a trickle....,,,season is ending before it even begins....
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jmaryl give us an update on how this system has been working for you and how your manifold has been working out.
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Rad, I know my name is not jmayerl but I installed two Shurflo pumps this year and have had great results. Last year the two systems mentioned in the first post of this thread would give sap proportional to there size. So I thought it would be a good test to put the Shurflo on the smaller system first as I only bought one to start. It out performed the bigger system on every flow. So I added a pump to the bigger and they are in proportion again. A good battery deep cycle battery will last the whole day easily. I do not have a vacuum gauge on the system yet but when I disconnect the pump from the lines at night there is a great suction. I would think that for small patches of woods this is a great way to go.
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Grazer did you think that you got a pretty significant increase in sap production off the shurflo or was it just a small increase? My next question is how much was the smaller system out producing the larger one? Was it a major difference or just slight?
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Just some numbers from my shurflo system...this year it's at 24 gal/tap so far...buckets at about 6.5 gal/tap. My season would have been a bust without the vacuum. I'm still running the pump so I expect those totals to still go up. 145 trees and two sap ladders. It's been maintaining 25" vacuum for 34 days now.

Last year I averaged 26.9 gal/tap on this same system.
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Grazer did you think that you got a pretty significant increase in sap production off the shurflo or was it just a small increase? My next question is how much was the smaller system out producing the larger one? Was it a major difference or just slight?
Not a big record keeper here but I would say the smaller system had a third more sap over the larger without the pump. But I was able to put the pumps on on days where Gravity was not flowing, (cloudy colder) or sometimes left the pump run all night and got some sap where gravity or bags would have shut down.
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Not a big record keeper here but I would say the smaller system had a third more sap over the larger without the pump. But I was able to put the pumps on on days where Gravity was not flowing, (cloudy colder) or sometimes left the pump run all night and got some sap where gravity or bags would have shut down.
So you had 35 less taps and a lower pitch and the shurflo gave you a third more than a larger system with better slope. That's sounds pretty impressive to me. Thanks Grazer
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I had these pumps in place last year and this one. We were impressed with the results, but always noticed it would pull in surges. Once I learned about the bypass, I decided to try it and wow, what a difference. Now there is a steady pull all the time. Too bad I didn't see this earlier in the season. The last couple of runs were impressive though.... Thanks guys for the info..
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Setting up a new orchard. Is it possible to use a Shurflo for 500 taps or should I use something different? Recommendations would be appreciated!
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