Sap Pumping Station
Here is a photo from inside our sap collection station. The green pump on the right is the vacuum pump, 3hp Sihi Liquid ring. The blue device inside the black tank is the vacuum releaser. You can see the pipes coming through the far wall going into the vacuum releaser. Two are sap lines one is a dedicated vacuum line. Because the slope of this property is very shallow we have the sap empty into this 100 gallon stock tank and pumped out to our 2500 gallon stainless tank about 10 feet away. The tank is about 6ft tall and we just don’t have the slope to have the sap drop right in the top. The benefit of a building is that we can heat it and when we have several days of cold weather nothing freezes. So there is a bright side.