SteveZee wrote:Good idea. Did this improvment take away the need for the knifing between grates?
No. It was my first wish but it din't. When in original condition, one thing I hated was to have to open the front doors, with ash dust ,pieces of ant falling on the floor...remove the lower plate having ash on it's back, to have access to the grates to be able to sclice them. But when I installed the articulated lower door for the grates access and the front steel plate, it became almost a pleasure to sclice the grates. Clean and fast. Nothing to remove.
But the grates modifs helped a lot. I don't like to shake the lever a lot of times but if wanted to shake more strokes, then the sclicing could be done just once in a while.
I will send photos of a sort of rake I made to replace the sclice work but it was installed over the grates. Worked fine a few times but...should have been placed under the grates... Always something to learn. There was a link between the left side grate connected to that rake so when the grates were moving the rake was making a sort of 120* rotation between the grates just like if you had a knife rotating between each grate.
Will be easier to understand with photos. I know that a photo is much better than my English. Hope I still have it again. I made so many parts.............