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adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Feb 15, 2012 - 08:36pm PT
How about a quick and dirty conversion of a charcoal grill/smoker into a maple syrup evaporator? Remove the lid, bend up a collar to support the pans (steam trays from a restaurant supply place), add a chimney and then tend the fire for a good long while.

Without the pans, to show the structure:


With the pans:


All that's remaining of the ~40 gallons of sap I started with (currently ~3.5 gallons on its way down to 1 gallon):


How I collect the sap:
OR

Trad climber
Feb 15, 2012 - 09:14pm PT
Adatesman, Nice setup. Good to see folks sugaring down in Philly. I grew up there and never thought it was possible. I live in Vt now and have all the sap I can tap but reducing on the wood stove gets old. I may copy your design!
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Feb 15, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
Thanks! While wondering the other day on how to build a firebox to hold the trays on the cheap it occurred to me that the grill happened to be exactly as wide as the trays were long, so the mod was quick and easy. The tray closest to the chimney is more of a pre-heater than a boil pan since it doesn't get directly fired. Even so, I was getting 4 or 5 gallons boiled off per hour while needing to only tend a single heat source. Much better than last time, where I was only getting 2 or 3 per hour and was tending 2 propane turkey fryers and a cinder block fireplace.

-a.
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Feb 16, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
rear shackle mount.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 16, 2012 - 05:40pm PT
Forgive me, for I have n00bed...


Credit: Reilly



But at least I got my wife a Valentines Day bouquet...


Credit: Reilly
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 16, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
I had to nab the thousandth post on the most excellent, diverse, creative thread I've ever seen.

Hats off to everyone who makes things, thank you for sharing, and thanks to Survival for starting this rad thread.
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 16, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
1001 is cool, too; it's the same forwards or backwards.
Credit: Urizen
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Feb 17, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
yeah, this thread rocks. tons of peeps make some way cool stuff.

and hey look at that. i made a freekin willys jeep yj3a wrangler.



JJBrunner

climber
Simi Valley, CA
Feb 17, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Anyone know anything about solar panel MOUNTING systems?
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Feb 17, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
TGT-looks like an interesting and challenging project. Bet you could create a revolution if you shut down the flow for 2-3 days.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 17, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
MWD has a year or two of storage for earthquake contingency reasons.

Lakes Paris, Skinner and Diamond.

Still we have to do them one at a time.

The 20's drawings are works of art.

Tony Puppo

climber
Bishop
Feb 19, 2012 - 06:38pm PT
Euroford, nice welds. What were you useing?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 19, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
From the splatter pattern, looks like flux cored, gas shielded welds.

The good look is more the operator than the method though.
ShawnInPaso

climber
Paso Robles, CA
Feb 19, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
Building a shed...on a hill no less.
Credit: ShawnInPaso
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Feb 19, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
Credit: o-man
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 26, 2012 - 04:34pm PT
i dont feel completely comfortable
unless i'm sleeping with a littl risk
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 26, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
Your coursing is off.

:)

Sweet lamp.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 26, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
my coursing?
yea, it is vary wandering
with gaps in its continuity.

i also use vomit for a hair product.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Feb 26, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
my building mentor was a surfer whom
lived in his scrapwood cabin at 8000' feet in mexico,
he also did a lot of building in sweden,
the homeland of his beautiful wife.

he taught me to leave reality alone,
and to never wrestle wood,
instead merely complement it's expressive nature
(warps, leans, gaps, bumps, splinters, knots, cracks, holes)
i find challenge in creating a sound structure while
arresting my expectations of perfection.

this is a nineteen thirties cabin that im remodelling..
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
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Credit: Norwegian
lookup at the belley of the hips
Credit: Norwegian
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 26, 2012 - 06:44pm PT
Good bones in that cabin Weege. Hope it don't sink with all that ballast
you're puttin' in her. ;-)

I'm wrastlin' sheetrock today - no sweet talkin' that shite.
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