Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

PostBy: spc On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:49 am

Is it dangerous to keep the lid off the hopper?
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Re: Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:38 am

Supposedly, with the lid off and under certain conditions you could encourage a hopper fire.
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Re: Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:50 pm

many run with it off....my keystoker has vents in it, so it really doesn't matter whether its on or off. I run with it off most of the time to see the coal and fill it. It's in the garage, so looks don't matter to me. Never had a hopper fire.
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Re: Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:50 pm

Lid off doesn't mean squat! I will look for a quote from Jerry.
Here is a quote from Jerry

"No need to keep the lid on. We have the lid to prevent coal dust from flying around. It's your preference to go topless.
Good question,
Jerry LLS"
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Re: Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

PostBy: ken On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:55 pm

I put mine on the shelf after about 2 months running it last year. I can mound up the coal and get more in. lol
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Re: Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

PostBy: spc On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:17 am

Thanks guys, its nice to walk by & just peek in.
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