Hambden Bob wrote:I'm thinkin' that while a good wire brushing can get both the Face and Rougher Cast Underside clean,sometimes you need a small index drill bit to chase the Through-Hole portion of the affected breather holes in the grate. If that weak side of the flame/grate your showing in the Pic has unburned coal,that could be the problem. If it's a matter of a weak fresh coal supply,you could have debris/obstruction in the Pusher Block/Upfeed Ramp area. Folks haven't been thrilled finding wood debris,slate,rock in some of their rice coal supply....Just a few thoughts....
Yeah, I was thinking a feed issue with a partial obstruction on the side of the ash.
Seems to be MOSTLY ash on that side.
All the grate holes are WIDE open.
My plan is to let this hopper full run dry...then check the up feed ramp...I didn't empty that area out more than needed to get the grates out today.