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Post by goatgal35 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:55 am

We use the plastic water cooler bottles. Set them on the ground and use a drop hose in through the hole in the lid. Keeps out dirt and critters. I don't like using plastic, but I dislike aluminium even more than plastic.
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Post by SandyM » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:15 am

Why do you dislike aluminum
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Post by Bakers Backyard » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:36 pm

I use mostly plastic now, a few aluminum and getting down to a handful of old tin. If I had my way, I'd go all aluminum, but because of the plastic being easy to clean and very available I have been upgrading to them. Not to mention, in the blue plastic, they are semi transparent so you can see if they had any sap run just by looking at them. Also, don't buy them from TSC... way over priced. Go to a maple supply and get them for around $4 instead of $6.99 at a big box store.
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Post by TurkeyTom » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:00 pm

The first spile of the spring is always fun. Then the work begins!

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Post by WaupoosCowgirl » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:36 pm

We use metal spiles and the blue plastic pails with lids. We collect in a 50 gallon barrel and when that is full we boil.
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Post by WLLady » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:16 pm

Sap was running today....i will be picking it up tomorrow and starting up reducing it over the woodstove once i get my pen cleaning finished. I love syrup season!!!! I use drop lines and plastic buckets....i should take a picture next time i am out.
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Post by Bakers Backyard » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:46 am

where are people located who are already tapping and getting sap? Jealous!!!
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Post by WLLady » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:55 am

i'm half way between london and chatham. we've had 3 good days of run as of saturday this weekend.....not enough for me to slog out of the woods yet, but i'll be checking them tonight or tomorrow probably.
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Post by thegawd » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:36 am

I have 2 plastic spiles, Its my first time tapping... ran great the first day. is it possible that the taps get clogged? can i just make the hole in the tap larger? Well i checked... they are not clogged.

Im in the same area as Wllady, Bakor... in between Sarnia and Chatham, close to the St. Clair River. There is absolutly zero snow on the ground n mud...

Heres my setup...
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