You are probably correct Wayne, I hadn’t looked at the roster - we have a pretty well stocked venue this year!
I however had some issues to address,…
My post caps had rotted thru (air leaks)
fernco on the heat exchanger inlet was bad (air leak)
cooling rack was clogged at the tree (bottom two lines not doing anything)
sediment in the rear tank (about 4 inches covering the entire bottom)
rear tank valve cable (rv dump valve) broken (still broken, will have to struggle with this)
push blower inlet ball valve no sealing (stretched spring)
I think the not sealing ball valve was my worst problem. The air leaks rob you of performance but being unable to snuff out the fire lets your whole char bed burn down after shutdown. I think this led to the ash I found when I dumped char as I drove it a good bit on gasoline and the char had settled out. I’ll run her long enough to build a good char bed in then shut it down, i’ll know for sure when I do the next dump and look at what comes out. If I still have ash then i’ve got an air leak in the lower drum but I don’t think so. Everything looked pretty good and still felt very solid when I was under there yesterday.
The dump valve is no longer remote, I have to get down there and operate it now, but a t least it’s still usable.
Things really pile up when you neglect regular maintenance and service!
No wife this trip, it just wasn’t her cup of tea, planning to camp on site as always.