I’m having smoke/steam escape from the bottom of my alkota burner and my repair guy says its just steam from the condensation of moisture around the coil. Thing is that this steam lasts indefinitely while the burner is on and only disappears when it’s off.
The burner doesn’t have drain holes at the end of the casing so I can get condensation building up there but it lasts for hours. The insulation is only on the cap ends of the burner as well. When I brought it in they did find diesel leaking around the burner nozzle so I thought that was it. They said they fixed the nozzle but it’s still putting out steam/smoke uncharacteristic of the machine. I never saw it until this week. Now usually I keep the burner at 130-150 but since I was doing interior apartment breezeways this week I wanted the water to evaporate quickly so I ran it at 220.
Anyone experience this? Are they just yanking me? I know professional shops wouldn’t yank someone around but this place that made my rig have had nothing but issues. Most recently I discovered they hadn’t even equipped a proper spare on the rig. I got a flat and the spare was a 6 lug one while my rig had 5 lug wheels. That cost me half a day to figure out. Others on this board know from previous posts The issues I’ve had getting this rig running properly.
Here are some pics of the steam leak
Circled where diesel was leaking from