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Ashes in air inlet
« on: December 28, 2017, 04:24:58 PM »

I've been meaning to ask about this for a while. The only complaint I have with my H4 is the ashes build up in the firebox and block the air.   The i beam is in the way.   Makes it hard to keep open   the H2 i had was over to the side and easy.  Do I have the grates in wrong or do I need to get the cutting torch out next spring and cut a big chunk out of the center I beam grate support?
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Re: Ashes in air inlet
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 01:34:56 PM »

I have a H5 and have to keep a pretty close eye on the air inlet.  My 1st year I let that get blocked and the blower got all gummed up and quit working.  I keep a long screw driver handy and clear the hole from the back and keep all the ashes out of the way out front.  I scoop ashes nearly every day..
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