Grate Cracked

Grate Cracked

PostBy: kstills On: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:49 am

I cleaned out the 110k yesterday and noticed a crack in the grate. It's the second time I've done this job, and I cant remember if I dropped it the first time so I'm not acusing anyone of anything, just wondered if anyone else had seen this happen in their unit?
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Re: Grate Cracked

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:18 pm

kstills wrote:I cleaned out the 110k yesterday and noticed a crack in the grate. It's the second time I've done this job, and I cant remember if I dropped it the first time so I'm not acusing anyone of anything, just wondered if anyone else had seen this happen in their unit?



Usually it is due to wet coal. Send it to me at the shop. Dave
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Re: Grate Cracked

PostBy: kstills On: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:25 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
kstills wrote:I cleaned out the 110k yesterday and noticed a crack in the grate. It's the second time I've done this job, and I cant remember if I dropped it the first time so I'm not acusing anyone of anything, just wondered if anyone else had seen this happen in their unit?



Usually it is due to wet coal. Send it to me at the shop. Dave


Dave, sounds good.

Send me some hot water.....;)
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Re: Grate Cracked

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:05 pm

If it's a small crack like a hair line, just keep burning.
If it's a wide open crack like it will fall apart then get a new one.
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Re: Grate Cracked

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:19 pm

tsb wrote:If it's a small crack like a hair line, just keep burning.
If it's a wide open crack like it will fall apart then get a new one.


I would agree with this above^^^ .... Unless the owner of the company tells me to simply ship it to him :shock: :lol:
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Re: Grate Cracked

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:35 pm

Keep a spare grate like you would keep a spare tire.
Never know when you might need it.
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Re: Grate Cracked

PostBy: kstills On: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:49 am

It's a small crack, which is why my hair isn't on fire at the moment. I could have dropped it during the first cleanout, I can't remember, or it could be from how I start the fire (half gallon can, charcoal, feed in coal until can is cherry red).

Bottom line is that it isn't enough to worry about at the moment, but I'll pick up a new grate before the winter.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Grate Cracked

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:58 am

kstills wrote:
Send me some hot water.....;)


No need to send it!! just leave the garden hose in the sun for about an hour anytime over the last week or so and then turn on the spigot!!

I went to hose off my legs after weedwacking the front ditch the other afternoon and i thought i spilled hot mcdonalds coffee on them! :shock:
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