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Ashpan Part II

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Each hopper has its own bottom slide fitted, in order to dump ash, and these two photographs show the slides and their operating mechanism being trial assembled.

In order to try and clear all the ash from the hoppers without having to go underneath and manually hose them out, a drench pipe was made and fitted, with the aim of sluicing the ash out using water.

The one minor issue so far is that the drench pipe doesn’t always clear the pan on its own, and the access doors at the rear (just visible in the photos above and below) have to be opened to allow access for a hose.

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