Smoky Lake Maple Products, LLC reserves the right to update/clarify/edit these terms at any time. The below terms apply to customers and sales from this website only and do NOT necessarily apply to EBAY, Amazon, Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist sales.
The terms on this page are for regular retail customers. Terms specific to Smoky Lake dealers and wholesale customers may vary.
SALES TAX: According to IRS Publication 201, Section C, customers from Wisconsin MUST pay sales tax UNLESS they send us a valid sales tax exemption form. Sales tax rate is based on the shipping address.
FREE SHIPPING TERMS
For free shipping, Smoky Lake reserves the right to choose the carrier and to schedule the delivery based on the most reasonable pricing/carrier availability. If you have a tight timeline or other shipping restrictions, please inform us in writing up front and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We’re sorry we can NOT provide free shipping to Hawaii or Alaska, or any address outside the United States. For international shipping, we will collect payment for the discounted shipping cost in a separate transaction once we have the shipping quote available. I’m sorry our website does not know how to calculate international shipping costs ahead of time.
To avoid any international shipping charge, some Canadian customers have their order shipped to the border for free and then they carry the equipment across the border themselves. You will just need to provide a valid US address and we will provide the free delivery.
Sorry, we cannot accept a PO Box as a shipping address because not all of our carriers are able to deliver to a PO Box.
Please note that not all products on this website offer free shipping. This includes but is not limited to Silverplate evaporators and discontinued/used evaporators. In those cases, we will collect payment for shipping in a separate transaction once we have a shipping quote available.
Changing the Destination
If you request/require us to cancel or reroute your shipment after it has been scheduled or picked up, you will be responsible for any/all fees associated with making those changes. The fee will vary from carrier to carrier.
If a shipment is undeliverable and/or if a shipment is returned to us, the customer is responsible for any/all fees associated with that shipment.
Signing for Packages
In some cases, the carrier will require a signature from the recipient. Signatures apply to ALL freight shipments as well as FedEx shipments that have high insurance value declared. If the carrier requires a signature, but you are not available to sign, the carrier may hold your package temporarily at their facility and you will need to pick it up. If you do not pick it up within the required amount of time, the package will be labeled as undeliverable and will be returned to us. You will still be responsible for all of the costs we had incurred to ship the package to you.
CONTINUE BELOW FOR MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Generally speaking, freight refers to anything larger than a 2 x 4 Flat Pan.
Freight shipments will be scheduled with a private carrier whenever possible. Alternatively, Smoky Lake also works with commercial carriers such as Dayton Freight, USF Holland, UPS Freight, etc.
Please understand that freight carriers are not Smoky Lake employees. They will not be able to set up your equipment or answer equipment-related questions.
How to Receive Freight
FREIGHT SHIPMENTS MUST BE INSPECTED BEFORE YOU SIGN FOR THE SHIPMENT. Yes, the carrier can wait while you inspect. When you sign your name on the freight carrier’s delivery slip you are stating that the freight has arrived in perfect condition, and you are releasing the freight carrier of any liability. Smoky Lake Maple Products, LLC will be unable to recover any insurance money or offer any replacements or discounts if you sign without noting any damages on the delivery slip. If there are issues with a freight shipment, please contact Jim Schumacher at (920) 202-4500. If your product is damaged in shipping, make sure the damage is noted in detail on the delivery slip and then contact us IMMEDIATELY with photos of the damage.
At the time of delivery, it may be handy to either have a forklift and/or 2 – 4 strong adults to receive the equipment from the semi. The driver will not be able to remove your order from their truck by themselves. You must be there. If you have a large order such as a full evaporator, we recommend that you break down the shipment to make handling easier. For example, unload the hood first, the pan second, then the stack pipe, etc rather than unloading the entire pallet at once.
Mega Discounts for Local Pickup
Discounts for local pickup may be granted according to the below table. Local pickup means that the customer would pick up their equipment at our headquarters in Hilbert, Wisconsin at a scheduled time. Please inquire to trigger discounts.
|Flat Pans and Divided Pans (Non-Freight)||$25.00 USD|
|Complete Steam Bottlers||$40.00 USD|
|StarCat Evaporator||$60.00 USD OR Free Firebrick|
|Full Pint Hybrid||$100.00 USD|
|Hybrid Pan (larger than Full Pint)||$225.00 USD|
|Arch (w/o a pan)||$225.00 USD|
|Arch with Flat/Divided/Hybrid Pan||$300.00 USD|
|Memprotech Reverse Osmosis||$300.00 USD|
|Arch with High Output Pan Set||$400.00 USD|
The timing of a freight delivery is dependent on many factors: Smoky Lake work loads, production time, inventory, carrier availability, bad weather and other acts of God. Please contact Smoky Lake directly to get a shipping estimate for your specific order.
Upon delivery, if a driver determines that your location is too small or restricted for their vehicle/trailer, the driver may need you to receive your delivery in an alternate location. Please understand that this is not the fault of the driver nor Smoky Lake. Some deliveries can be logistically challenging for a large vehicle/trailer.
Testimonials Related to Freight Shipping
Whether your shipment goes without a hitch or you think something could be improved, do not hesitate to contact Angela directly at email@example.com to share. This helps us determine the right carriers for future deliveries and it also helps us understand each carrier’s strengths/weaknesses.
If you would like to leave a formal, public testimonial about your freight shipment — whether good or bad — please review the actual carrier directly rather than rating Smoky Lake for the delivery. That way, that company will hear your voice and Smoky Lake will not be rated for a service it did not perform.
In this section, “Regular Orders” refers to orders which are NOT FREIGHT. If you have purchased a larger/heavier item (ie. a pan larger than a 2 x 4 flat pan), please see the FREIGHT ORDERS section.
Regular Shipping Carriers
Our regular shipping carriers are typically USPS Priority Mail, FedEx Ground and SpeeDee Delivery. The carrier is determined based on many factors such as the destination address and the size/weight of the package.
When your order has shipped, you will receive an automated email containing the tracking number (when applicable) as well as the name of the carrier. If your order has been split into multiple shipments, each tracking number will be sent to you in a separate email. If you have not received a tracking number within two business days, please check your SPAM folder. If you still need help, do not hesitate to contact us.
Smoky Lake strives to maintain a 48-hour turnaround on all products which fall within the “regular shipping” category. Due to high volumes of orders during our busiest months (January – March) Flat and Divided Pans may take up to a week to ship and Filter Presses may take up to two weeks to ship. Our shipping crew does work weekends and evenings during this time so we can keep things moving as quickly as possible.
In the rare event that a product is backordered, we will alert you either via email or phone. If you are unable to wait for the backordered product, we can cancel your order for a full refund upon your request.
If a product is damaged in shipping, you MUST email us – firstname.lastname@example.org – IMMEDIATELY with photos of the damaged product as well as a photo of the packaging. It is understood that the packaging may not always appear damaged on the outside. Still, we will need a photo of it in order to file our damage claim with the carrier.
Failure to provide images and other information limits our ability to exchange or refund. Please help us help you! Also note that some carriers may want to pick up the damaged product for inspection. Because of this, do not discard damaged goods or packaging until you are given the “all clear”.
Most equipment may be returned for a refund minus the cost of all shipping charges as long as it is returned in its original condition, in the original packaging, within 30 days of the purchase date. The customer is held accountable for the proper packaging and returning of the product. Please speak with us PRIOR to making the return. In the return package, you MUST include a written explanation or email trail stating the reason for the return.
Ship all returns to Smoky Lake headquarters unless otherwise specified: 208 N 12th Street, Hilbert, WI 54129
If damage occurs during return shipment, Smoky Lake Maple Products, LLC can not be responsible and can not offer full refund. In this scenario, the customer would then need to work directly with the shipping company to file any shipping insurance claim to recoup their cost. It is recommended to insure your return package for this reason.
USED EQUIPMENT is nonrefundable and nonreturnable. However, in certain select cases it may be possible to trade in your older Smoky Lake equipment for an upgrade. Contact us to discuss.
We offer a lifetime limited warranty on the TIG welds of our equipment. This warrants our welds to be leak-free. We are so confident in our welding craftsmanship that these defects are very uncommon. However, our warranty does not cover any leak or tears caused by misuse (Such as: tearing welds due to excessive torque pressure), negligence or accidents caused by the purchaser including improper storing, cleaning, care and maintenance. (Such As: leaving cleaning agents or light acids in the unit too long or using improperly mixed cleaning agents).
If the product has been modified, altered or welded on by any other person other than those employed by Smoky Lake Maple Products, LLC the warranty will be null and void.
If you have been instructed to return a part that you have declared defective, you MUST return the defective part within two weeks of receiving this instruction. If you fail to do so, you will be billed full price for the replacement part.
To file a warranty claim, simply contact us at email@example.com with photos of the problem area. We will also need your order number, first and last name and address. Based on the situation, we will either have you bring your unit to our headquarters for repair, send you a return shipping label, or recommend an approved repair shop.
EBAY: Absolutely NO exchanges or refunds on EBAY/Craigslist/Amazon/Facebook Marketplace purchases. Also, Smoky Lake Maple gift certificates cannot be used on these third party websites. If there was an item missing from your EBAY/Craigslist/Amazon/Facebook Marketplace shipment, we must be notified IMMEDIATELY and the missing part will be fulfilled. If there is a manufacturing defect, we must be notified IMMEDIATELY and we will work with you to resolve the issue.