Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Maple Syrup Sap Bag Holder
Here's how to make cheap maple syrup sap bag holders. I used 2 inch PVC pipe. I bought a ten foot length and cut each piece 5 7/8 inches long to get 20 pieces from the ten foot length of pipe after allowing for the saw cut. 1 1/2 inches from one end of each piece I cut two notches on opposite sides of the pipe. These notches are two saw blade widths wide and just through the wall of the pipe. I used a stop block to keep them a consistent distance from the end of the piece but just eyeballed them for width. Next I flip the piece end for end and drilled a one inch hole about a inch from the other end of the pipe. All these measuremets are approximate and are not critical. I would have used a smaller drill for the hole but that was all I could find that was about right. You just want it big enough to go over your taps. Leave enough material above the hole to support the weight of the sap bag when it is full.