dchartt wrote:how many of you guys running these coalguns remove the fan assembly during the season to clean out the air chamber that leads to on top of your fire? reason Im asking is because mine was half full of crap when I had mine tore apart yesterday and its definitely something I will be doing from now on during the winter
With my 260s, on a mild day (or after a feed auger jam) I let the hopper run out and pot run low, then pull the crap (thru port door) into the pot for removal with regular ashing cycle. I do this once a month or so. Made two scrapers from 1/2" emt, one with "V" shape for left and right side and one flat for center. Takes 10 minutes tops, much quicker then removing fan assembly (I unplug fan motor first). I do pull assembly for spring complete clean out.
There is an increase in performance after this quick cleaning.