kinnscience wrote:So now I need to figure out how to clean the fan/pot mechanism .... after the season is over ... and also how to do a mid season clean of the fan without sending more of the black stuff into the tube hole that feeds the pot. Can't imagine having to take all that apart .... but what else can be done?
I really need to know how to maintain this 700 better. One of my employees knows a bit ... but I'm going to ask him to join in here ... as he is going to be the one maintaining the boiler.
It sounds like maybe fines are falling out of the connection between the auger pipe and pipe support, and getting sucked into the fan intake? Check for hole in bottom of pipe, sharp auger, excess auger length visible at end of pipe. Can seal the connection. For existing buildup lift pot and vacuum backwards from the air chamber? Works on conversion stokers anyways.