Is there an EZ fix so the AMNPS 5x8 will work in the MES 40 2nd Gen???
Could it be as simple as rotating the Chip Loader 180°?
I believe the answer to both questions is "YES!"
The housing for the chip loader on the Old Model MES 40 is quite different than the housing for the chip loader on the New MES 40 2nd Gen
The housing for the chip pan and chip loader on the New MES 40 2nd Gen has a tube built into it, that the chip loader slides into. There is a slot along the bottom of this tube. I can only assume the function of this tube and slot, is to force the pellets into the chip pan, and not spill out and possibly catch fire. If you insert the chip loader into this tube, and do not rotate the chip loader 180°, there is very little intake air. Rotating it 180° seems to allow plenty of air into the New MES 40 2nd Gen for the AMNPS 5x8 to burn properly. Pull the chip loader out for more air & push it back in for less
I've been testing my theory nonstop for 5 days with very positive results
I'll post the rest of my findings later
Thanks to Everyone who gave me their input!!!
Here are a few pics:
Old Model MES 40 New MES 40 2nd Gen
View from outside the Chip Loader View from outside the Chip Loader
Notice the open housing w/rails for the Chip Loader? Notice the enclosed housing w/slot along the bottom?
No Restrictions for intake air All Intake air must pass thru this slot
Chip Loader on MES 40 2nd Gen Chip Loader on MES 40 2nd Gen inserted and then rotated 180°
This position does not allow for increased intake air This position will allow for increased intake air
Notice the small gap at the bottom?