Anyone Burning Blashack?

Re: Anyone Burning Blashack?

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Tue. Nov. 11, 2008 3:49 pm

"I have a lid on the drum so gasses cant escape. Thinking of adding a vent to it and venting it outside. Dont know if it is worth the effort."

Keeping the barrel full and the lid on it is your best bet, never heard anybody venting the barrel but that would be extra safe.

Pa Dealer
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Re: Anyone Burning Blashack?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue. Nov. 11, 2008 6:01 pm

I wonder if a barrel vent wouldn't actually cause more of a problem because now you have a more negative pressure in the drum caused by the draft of the vent.
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Re: Anyone Burning Blashack?

PostBy: kevin12973 On: Tue. Nov. 11, 2008 8:10 pm

Good point stoker man. Concidering I had coal only about 6" above the auger once and no fumes out of the barrel I will not bother with venting the lid. Only once I had fumes when the obstruction caused the feed tube to run dry. All better now.
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