Phil May wrote:The Blashack rice fixed the problem 100%. The cold weather has the 700 on full blast now 350-400lb/day but I am warm. Heading to Lenigs next week if truck passes inspection. Not sure if I am going to stick with rice or buck. After the last episode with buck I am a little leary of it.
That unit was designed for buck. When I burned rice in my 700 stoker I couldn't get full output from it. If you want to see "full blast" put some good buck in it and turn it up (adjusting feed and air to maintain a proper ash ring, of course). I've never tried Lenig's but have run bigger EFM's on buck from several sources. Those units can burn rice, but I'd only do it if no reasonable buck is available, or maybe if you run in summer for DHW. In general I don't think there's an advantage to using rice, and buck sometimes is less $/ton.