Rob R. wrote:Hey Ken, how come you aren't running buck in that Van Wert?
Rob, Rice runs very smooth and quiet through my stoker mechanism...plus it is in very plentiful supply...from my
coal dealer, Walter Hendricks, Hilltown, PA. I have used buck in the past and the darn stoker crunches,
chomps and all kinds of commotion/ noise, plus buck is not that readily available. I want to do everything I can
to prolong the life of my VA-600, so I figure rice will help it run smoother for years longer. My Stoker is one of the last
VA-600's made before they shut down. Year 1988. Van Wert made some great products..It is a fantastic unit.. I hope it lasts a long time. I have been burning coal as my primary heat, since the first oil spike in 1981. Ken