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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 9:14 am

I was vacuuming the section behind the blower motors for my Keystoker KA6. It hard and sounds like metal.
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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 9:28 am

Looks like a bone of some sort????????????

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 9:29 am

I'm thinking between the grates. Not sure if that means I need to take them all out and redo everything or what.

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 9:35 am

Is everything still moving smoothly?

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 9:40 am

Seems to be. I just cleaned the boiler so I'm just firing it back up. If need be I'll do more to it this weekend or next week.

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 9:49 am

Try a magnet on it to see if it has iron in it.

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 9:58 am

Nope not magnetic at all

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 10:07 am

ShawnTRD wrote:Nope not magnetic at all
Then I don't think it is a concern.


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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 11:39 am

cement? Im glad its not metal.

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 12:46 pm

S, if you're thinkin ya COULD do more---ya SHOULD do more! :)

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 1:04 pm

Break it in half. Does look bone like.

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 2:22 pm

Without a closer look,I would say it is a white ash clinker.Odd shape,may have been a flat slab,or an amalgamation of fines that fused together.Clinkers can become glass- like,and that might explain that it sounds metallic,but is non-Magnetic.I don't think your stove is coming apart.

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 7:38 pm

It's probably the long, lost stoker bone. I found some inside my Gentleman Janitor.
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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 7:59 pm

Tyrannosaurus Rex?

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Post Wed. Apr. 12, 2017 8:07 pm

joeq wrote:Tyrannosaurus Rex?
I'm thinking it's shaped more like the tip of a Raptor Claw. :what:

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