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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    Checked the weather last night after a job and it was 5 degrees and 25mph winds. Power feeder froze twice during that job had to have the ho keep bringing me hot water.

    Doesanyone know how to prevent this?
    I don't grease the PCFR on mine, I use WD40. Between the grease and shit build up I was having to clean it (years ago) a couple times a week. I know they have grease certs but I use the 40. Also carry a small 35000 BTU salamander. Just big enough to knock the chill and it also helps on the freeze up part.
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    I don't get many outside cleanouts around here and if I do when it's too cold I just turn down the job. Maybe 1 per year.

    The few that I do have and are repetitive I have convinced the owners to do preventive maintenance in mid to late November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    Checked the weather last night after a job and it was 5 degrees and 25mph winds. Power feeder froze twice during that job had to have the ho keep bringing me hot water.

    Doesanyone know how to prevent this?


    I have a spare rebuilt/greased power feed unit and swap it out every 6 months. Once in late November and then again in may. It will help some but not eliminate in very cold weather.
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    They're about half inside half outside here. Money is money i take what i can when i can. Thanks I'll try wd40. Power feeders on roto equipment do not simply swap out like spartan does. They are built into the frame.

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