Alaska 140 auger

Re: Alaska 140 auger

PostBy: mdrelyea On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:53 am

xaos wrote:Nope, I did not..
Sounds like a good idea.
Don't have a sand blaster but I'm sure I can sand it, spray it with the high temp paint I used for the body & then brush on some high temp enamel.

In fact I will do this tonight, it should dry quickly enough. Might even add some color like a red in there, just for the heck of it..

Thanks for the tip..


You're welcome. It doesn't get hot in the hopper, so you don't have to use high temp enamel. If you have an air compressor already, dip tube sand blasters are pretty cheap ($10-$15) at home depot. Pick up a bag of blasting sand and you're good to go.

xaos wrote:Hey, in the off season do you apply (WD40) to the interior of the body as per the manual ??
I was thinking on spraying a light coat of used motor oil in it.

No, I don't. Don't use used motor oil because it smells bad both during the summer and then in the fall when it burns off. There are a lot of threads about off season/summer storage. What I did that worked the best was to clean it thoroughly, then put a lamp inside with an incandescent bulb for a heat source.
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Re: Alaska 140 auger

PostBy: xaos On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:22 pm

Started reassembling the 140.

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New Burn Grates installed in the burn pot.
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Re: Alaska 140 auger

PostBy: mdrelyea On: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:55 pm

Looking good. That burn pot assembly weighs a ton! I had the toughest time getting the mounting plate bolts lined up when reassembling it. Ended up using some blocks to support it from the inside while I moved the outside around and the wife got the bolts started when they were lined up.
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Re: Alaska 140 auger

PostBy: xaos On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:22 am

Luckily I have a 21 year old son who enjoys working with dad, we will install the burner pot / hopper side when its moved into place this weekend.

More pics to follow.
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