Hi All, who read and follow ArvidO to learn.
Something important, not so obvious here to learn from his last two posts.
Now WHY would He, ChrisKY, and even WanyneK that he refers to, bother with reverse-forced, open-top, burning-out for fines building-up restrictions?
Why not just dump it all out. Sift-sort the dump-out; and purpose reload?
Ha! Ha! Well Experienced Learning!
I’ve had the dubious “pleasure” having to learn to hearth beds hand load thousands of times now on many different systems types. I got better. I am now better at this than anyone else who I’ve shaken hands with. Need to face to face meet more here; and shake more hands.
No way - no how, can you match the characteristics of a Worked Settled-in hearth good combo char/ash bed.
Ash will remain where it needs to be, to insulate and protect.
Char particle sizing will evolve down to be at the sizing the best for zone transitions graduations needs.
Nothing new here.
Bulk fueled combustion operations like woodstoves, furnaces, steam stationary and motive power rail and ships they designed/evolved for continuous operations with internal catches, slopeing and grating needs.
ONLY as ArvidO. has now done, did they down to bare metals/refectories, “to the bone”, clean out for inspections and repairs.
Knowing well that the “burn-in”, “stettling-in” run-times would then have to be repeated before stable performances.
Many other things in Life too need in-service “conditioning”. Cast iron cookwear. High powered rifle bores needing then conditions settling-in “fouling shots” after cleaning if you ever hope for that cold barrel first most important hunting shot hit at point of aim, with maybe follow on shots to have hits consistency.
Rubber tires - have to wear off the slippery mold release and get the set, set-in. Work clothing and all work/running/sports footwear. Baseball mitts. All gloves. Bowling balls and shoes. Wearing hats. Baking tinware. BBQ grills. All need “fouling”, wearing/settling-in “fits/works good now” stabilization. Then change the conditions as little as possible.
Think not? Just go soap washing your Life’s significant other’s stuff back to “like-new, shiny, nice smelling clean”!! My wools anythings NEVER, ever, fit right again! Her pans then sticking to ba’jesus.
Many things in Life: spotless, cleanness, and just-like NEW again, mucks up real-in-this-world, working, useable, results. As-worked, ran-in gasifers always visibly shows you important things. I wearied so much at re-shiney, buffed SS clean-ups!! Re-over-painting, too-soon slicking continually, pretty-up for the photos will blind you to screaming-out glaring gasifier needs too.
Real Life aint’ a one-off walk down any fashion runway; or 1/4 mile, roundy-rounder Ooo-Rah afternoon rips. Or even weekend desert, snowmobiling and lakes blasting around’s. These last three do get real, Real grounded back to earth again once that newest, wowser, engine “ass-sis-ts” konks and ass kicks kick you. And after the head scratching and just can’t fix-it with what you have-on-hand’s reality settles in. And you are then shanks-mare trudging and engine cover paddleing back to the easy, hi-tech cakeslands.
Older, slower, been worked proven reliable gets you to real needs Goals with a lot less bleeding blisters than wowser prettified, new’ed up.