10,000 DOW miles and the second annual inspection coming up Monday. This means the second total dismantle.
While at it I did a hopper cleanout. The lower funnel and gutter area was getting a bit messy. A mix of tar and debrie in the gutter and baked crust under the funnel fingers which slows the hopper circulation and condensation down.
Pic 1 below. Looks normal inside the inner hopper.
Pic 2 below. Inner hopper/funnel lifted out. Needs no attention.
Pic 3 below. Outer hopper wall needs no attention. Only the gutter area and under the funnel fingers need cleaning with a light hammer close to the firetube, a putty knife in the gutter.
Pic 4 below. Mess cleaned up. I put a piece of cardboard on top of the char not to let to much tar down there. I don’t know if that was really necessary.
Pic 5 below. Half a gallon of tar. Hard and soft.
Pic 6 below. All the equipment off. Monday the Rabbit will be fed dino fuel on the 25 mile roundtrip to inpection. I hope it will stand such an awful diet.