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  1. Bigun

    Bigun New Member

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    I bought a 1984 Forester wood insert. I'm currently pulling the firebricks out and cleaning every inch of it before I install.

    The reason for this post is that I nearly know nothing about it beyond the manufacture date and maker. I've scrounged Google and came up empty handed. It would be handy to know the overburn limit, etc.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Bigun New Member

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    Good to know. Where would I put my thermometer?

    Also, I'm doing a complete restore on this stove, way too much rust for comfort. Using a custom electrolysis tank I built for a previous project to knock off the rust and old paint. I can't use the tank for the main unit, as it's WAY too big. knock all the rust off, re-oil the blower, put some thermo-paste on the thermostat, put it all back together, and I should be good to go.

    One of my main concerns is that this thing doesn't have a glass door, how to I judge how the fire is burning?
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Not sure where to place the thermometer without seeing the stove. Can you post a picture of the insert?
  5. Bigun

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    Sorry it took so long to reply, been really busy. Ignore the brass border, it's coming off.[​IMG]
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