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Might have some big news to share in the near future- we could be getting a new woods to lease
When I started this thread, I hinted at some big news, a new lease for us.Quote from: celliott on January 20, 2017, 06:51:24 amMight have some big news to share in the near future- we could be getting a new woods to lease Well it's official. The boss signed the papers earlier this week. We will be leasing a chunk of land that is part of a 5700 acre property in Eden VT. Currently the landowner is only opening up a certain portion of the property for the maple lease. We will be constructing a new sugarhouse on site, strictly a production facility. Everything we can get to run to this sugarhouse we can tap.We are expecting to get about 120,000 taps here. No, there isn't an extra zero there. Eventually if the company that owns the land decides they like how the sugaring lease is going, they will open up the rest of the property, and a second sugarhouse would likely be built, to boil another 100-120,000 taps.We started some of the layout today, marking out where the two main conductors will go to the sugarhouse. Two sets of big pipes. 4" air line, 3" liquid line, hung on 3\8" cable, fusion welded pipe. We marked out the first .9 miles to where they will branch off. One will end up nearly 2.5 miles from the sugarhouse.The plan right now is to start in force as soon as we pull spouts from this season. We will be doing the construction of the sugarhouse, 75'x120', as well as installing the first 50,000+ taps. The year after we will install the remainder, likely with two pump up stations gathering 25,000 taps. It will be all 3\16'' tubing under high vacuum. I don't know the exact vacuum pumps that we will be using but one we spec'd out was 25hp, 6 feet long and weighed 1200lbs. We would need two.I'm excited to be taking part in this project, I can't wait to see it running full steam. I have been on large acre properties before cruising timber, but to install mainlines and tubing over such an area, it gives me quite an appreciation for the immensity and scale of what we are doing. When it is all said and done, we will have installed over 1 million feet ( 190 miles) of mainline. We will have nearly 2.5 million feet of tubing (470 miles) in the woods.It's gonna be a busy year!
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