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Post Mon. Jul. 08, 2013 11:49 am

I cleaned out the 110k yesterday and noticed a crack in the grate. It's the second time I've done this job, and I cant remember if I dropped it the first time so I'm not acusing anyone of anything, just wondered if anyone else had seen this happen in their unit?

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Post Mon. Jul. 08, 2013 12:18 pm

kstills wrote:I cleaned out the 110k yesterday and noticed a crack in the grate. It's the second time I've done this job, and I cant remember if I dropped it the first time so I'm not acusing anyone of anything, just wondered if anyone else had seen this happen in their unit?
Usually it is due to wet coal. Send it to me at the shop. Dave

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Post Mon. Jul. 08, 2013 12:25 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
kstills wrote:I cleaned out the 110k yesterday and noticed a crack in the grate. It's the second time I've done this job, and I cant remember if I dropped it the first time so I'm not acusing anyone of anything, just wondered if anyone else had seen this happen in their unit?
Usually it is due to wet coal. Send it to me at the shop. Dave
Dave, sounds good.

Send me some hot water.....;)


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Post Mon. Jul. 08, 2013 4:05 pm

If it's a small crack like a hair line, just keep burning.
If it's a wide open crack like it will fall apart then get a new one.

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Post Mon. Jul. 08, 2013 4:19 pm

tsb wrote:If it's a small crack like a hair line, just keep burning.
If it's a wide open crack like it will fall apart then get a new one.
I would agree with this above^^^ .... Unless the owner of the company tells me to simply ship it to him :shock: :lol:

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Post Mon. Jul. 08, 2013 4:35 pm

Keep a spare grate like you would keep a spare tire.
Never know when you might need it.


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Post Wed. Jul. 10, 2013 9:49 am

It's a small crack, which is why my hair isn't on fire at the moment. I could have dropped it during the first cleanout, I can't remember, or it could be from how I start the fire (half gallon can, charcoal, feed in coal until can is cherry red).

Bottom line is that it isn't enough to worry about at the moment, but I'll pick up a new grate before the winter.

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Post Wed. Jul. 10, 2013 9:58 am

kstills wrote:
Send me some hot water.....;)
No need to send it!! just leave the garden hose in the sun for about an hour anytime over the last week or so and then turn on the spigot!!

I went to hose off my legs after weedwacking the front ditch the other afternoon and I thought I spilled hot mcdonalds coffee on them! :shock:

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