TIMING: This is a handcrafted item. Our artisans will be working as efficiently as possible without sacrificing any of the quality and craftsmanship we have built our name on. The fastest way to secure your position in line is to place an order here on the website. Pans will be handcrafted in batches in the order in which they are received.
SHIPPING: To ensure that your equipment arrives safely, your freight order will be scheduled with the next available white glove carrier heading to your area (unless you opt to pick up). Orders placed in Summer 2021 are on track to be delivered in plenty of time to hit the ground running in the 2022 maple season. Thank you for your patience. We promise it will be worth the wait.
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- Partial Payment (Deposit): Select “Pay by Check” on the check out page or call us at (920) 202-4500.
- Financing by Northstar Leasing
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Standard Configuration Versus Same Side Reverse System
The Drop Flue Pan Set diagrams below illustrate the difference between a Drop Flue Pan Set with and without Same Side Reverse. (Please note that the configuration of the 2′ x 4′ Pan Set with SSR is slightly different, but still follows the same general concept as below.)
On the standard configuration, you can reverse the flow of sap in the front pan by turning it 180º. In contrast, the Same Side Reverse System allows you to change direction of flow without ever moving the pan or dealing with plugs. You would simply swing the handles of two specialized Ball Valves.
The purpose of reversing the flow in the front pan is to eliminate the build-up of sediments on the floor of the pan. The frequency in which you will need to reverse the flow is dependent upon the speed at which sediments are being deposited the floor of the front pan. Typical volume of sediment varies greatly from region to region.
Note that the speed of freight shipping is dependent on our current inventory, the destination, the weather and also our freight carriers’ current load volumes. Please provide a commercial shipping address if possible. We will let you know if we foresee any problems. See freight terms for more details.
Smoky Lake was awarded “Exporter of the Year” by the SBA in 2020. Please contact us for an international shipping quote. Smoky Lake ships internationally at a discounted rate.