steamup wrote:I would shut down, empty the hopper, give it a light wire brushing and spray it with a can of spray bed liner...........
Berlin wrote:I've used different things, but THIS is probably the best and it IS what you need: http://www.theruststore.com/Fluid-Film- ... 4AodD2cAkg
Using dry and/or oiled coal will also prevent excessive hopper rust; an abrasive, solid which produces acids in the presence of moisture, is not kind to metal, but, if you use that 'fluid film' you won't have to take your coal out at the end of the season, just brush or spray a bit of that around the inside of the hopper and it will migrate throughout the whole thing in less than a few days. VERY good stuff.
NWBuilder wrote:Thanks guys, I burned through the summer so it wasn't a matter of leaving wet coal in it. I appreciate the ideas, I will keep you posted.
McGiever wrote:Excessive moisture while boiler is operating needs corrected. Paint/coatings only serve as a temporary band-aid to the real solution...having no more moisture.