Cleaning fines under grate

Cleaning fines under grate

PostBy: StanT On: Wed May 16, 2012 8:13 am

This is what I found when cleaning my econo 1, I took the combustion motor out to clean it good and oil it. I looked in the hole and could see the fines under the grate. I took my vac and cleaned it out through the combustion fan hole. It was much easier than removing the grate.

Hope this helps someone.

Stan
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Re: Cleaning fines under grate

PostBy: samhill On: Wed May 16, 2012 8:43 am

That's the way I do my Keystoker as well, make sure to clean all the plate holes first. I use a brush for a refrigerator cooling fins to loosen everything up while I vacuum, works well, kills two jobs at once & you don't have to reseal the grates.
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Re: Cleaning fines under grate

PostBy: WNY On: Wed May 16, 2012 8:22 pm

Also make sure the holes are clean, a small drill bit or piece of wire works good too.

Yes, removing the combustion blower and vacuuming in under the grates is pretty easy.
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Re: Cleaning fines under grate

PostBy: WNYRob On: Fri May 18, 2012 1:22 pm

That is definitely the way to go. By removing the grates you run the risk of not sealing them properly and increasing the chance of a hopper fire if they are not sealed correctly.
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