Good day for some “grate” care

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Dfmihm
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Post by Dfmihm » Sun. Dec. 10, 2023 2:58 pm

Warm spell here in PA, good day to do some maintenance and clean out. Been noticing the ash seems to clog up in my grates a lot, so I pulled them out and was wondering if the casting could be shined up a bit? We have a shot blaster (not sand) at work and I thought about maybe hanging them in there for a minute just to knock and rust or scale off. Plus I noticed an edge in them that might be causing issues also. Work fine with wood, ur bit coal not as good. Photos for examining. Thoughts?
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Post by carlherrnstein » Mon. Dec. 11, 2023 7:31 pm

Won't hurt, but probably won't solve any problems. Grinding down rough parting lines and making sure things move properly is never a bad idea.

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