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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2018, 10:10:24 AM »
 Thanks DeerMeadowFarm, it will help a lot.

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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2018, 11:21:06 AM »
This weekend's update: Cupola doors!


 



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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2018, 08:04:39 AM »
 Are you going to use rope and pulley's to open and close them? Or climb up to tight close at season end?
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2018, 03:47:43 PM »
Are you going to use rope and pulley's to open and close them? Or climb up to tight close at season end?
I am going to use ropes and pulleys to open and close during the season and hard latch it with hook and eye closures during the off season.
I added window stays this weekend:


 

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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2018, 10:03:43 PM »
looks awesome. nice sugar house. im planning on building a legit compound just like this next year to expand my maple operation over here in Colrain MA. i really like all the timbers you used.
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2018, 06:56:27 AM »
Nice Work!! 8)

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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2018, 02:23:29 PM »
Got some more work done. The floor has been poured:




I also added chain stops to the cupola doors and built a pulley system for opening and closing the doors:


 



I also built some doors for the woodshed side (inside view showing locking mechanism):




I also built the front door and added some more work with railings on the woodshed:




I have front door hardware on order and my new maple equipment is on a truck and heading my way! I should get it sometime by the end of the week. We're getting there!

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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2018, 07:05:57 AM »
Nice looking sugar shack!

What brand and how big is the evaporator?
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2018, 08:59:11 AM »
Nice looking sugar shack!

What brand and how big is the evaporator?
Thank you! We went with a Smoky Lake Maple 2x6 Corsair with a raised flue pan. Can't wait to get it!

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« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2018, 07:57:19 PM »
Not familiar with Corsair, but I like the raised flues, that's what my brother has in his CDL evaporator!
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2018, 07:00:39 PM »
Down in Mississippi we have sugar shacks but they are not used for boiling sap!
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2018, 08:55:33 AM »
For your check chains on the cupola doors you will be happier if you make them just long enough that they tilt out just past 90 degrees. That way they still close easily but they do not drip melting snow and rain inside. I actually have a stop on mine just using a knot in the rope I close the door with. I then have a cleat mounted vertically (a boat terminology and piece of hardware) on the wall. When I open the doors I position that knot on the on the low end of the cleat and wrap the rope 2-3x to hold it there. The doors stop slightly past level and all drips then fall to the roof.
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Re: Sugar shack build
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2018, 09:00:38 AM »
All looks good!!
Yes,maple flats,good idea.
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