The base is solid stainless steel with an anti-turbulence orifice to keep the liquid steady within the sight glass while there is a rolling boil in the pan it is connected to. The glass is fire polished and shatter-resistant. The scale can be placed by you to ensure the level is perfectly calibrated to your pan.
This Sight Glass configuration will still allow you to draw off syrup from this port. You will just have the added benefit of being able to see your pan’s sap level.
NOTE: Always keep your sap level at about 2″ depth to prevent scorching of your syrup and pan. If your Sight Glass indicates that you have 1″ depth, that actually means that you have 1″ OR LOWER, and you should add sap right away.
Instructions for 2023 Model Sight Glass (Updated 7/28/23)
(NOTE: This part list was improved in Summer, 2023 to reduce the number of threaded connections requiring thread tape. A legacy parts list from 2022 is available HERE.)
- Instruction Sheet
- Fire Polished Glass Tube
- Measurement Sticker
- Base Seat with TWO O-Rings
- ONE 3/4″ Elbow
- ONE 1/2″ Street Elbow
- ONE 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 1/2″ Tee
- TWO 2-1/2″ Nipples
(NOTE: In some kits, one of these nipples may be 3″ length. If so, attach the 3″ nipple to your pan port.)
CONFIGURATION OPTIONS: This kit works in tandem with your existing Pan Accessory Kit and offers two different configuration options right out of the box. There is also a third configuration option which allows you to isolate the Sight Glass so that it can be drained independently from the pan. This third option connects to your pan’s Sap Inlet Port. It utilizes an additional Valve with two Close Nipples. (see Option 3 on the Instruction Sheet for details.)