Mix in Some Rice With My S130??

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watkinsdr
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Post Sat. Apr. 30, 2011 5:51 pm

Can I mix in some rice along with my pea with an S130? Just curious... I have some rice left over I'd like to get rid of...

Thanks in advance!

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Post Sat. Apr. 30, 2011 6:06 pm

Yes sir. Let it rip.

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Post Sat. Apr. 30, 2011 9:00 pm

I slowly mixed in 4 tons of rice once. No problems as long as it is not soaking wet all around the auger.

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Post Mon. May. 02, 2011 9:53 pm

Mozz, Dewey has an AHS 130, not an AA 130. No auger involved, but your point is well taken. None of them like wet coal, especially with a lot of fines in it. :idea:

You actually can burn anything that fits down the hopper, but I'd go easy on nut unless it has a few fines and is on the smaller side of the scale.

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Post Tue. May. 03, 2011 9:18 pm

I've been mixing approximately one 40 lb bag of rice with two 40 lb bags of pea with no signs of problems yet. Since my family uses a lot of hot water; and, we've had some cold and windy weather, I'm still burning about 1.5 bags/60 lbs per day.

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