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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kenstogie, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    What kind of gasket do I need for the (dennis) Hopper door?

    and

    good sources (ie inexpensive) places for it??

    Thanks :) and Happy Holidays everyone!

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  2. SteveB

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  3. DexterDay

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    The hopper uses a "flat" or "tape" type gasket..

    A 1/2" or a 5/8" flat gasket will work fine. Most stove shops or even hardware stores will have them. If you don't want to wait or pay for shipping.
  4. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    StevieB Thanks. I would like to support Englander but $32 is a just to high. $12.50 for shipping? The $18 custom fit thing isn't bad though.

    -Thanks Dexterday I will be at the hardware/stove store today or tommorow.

    Did the dollar bill test on the hopper door and it slides right out. The stove door was aok.
  5. SteveB

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    Kenstogie,
    I agree, that is pretty steep for one gasket. The hopper lid latches are adjustable if the gasket is still ok but just compressed.
    Dexter has a good idea. Thats how I replaced the door gasket on my king stove. The one from the hardware store needed trimmed a little bit but was a good gasket for the money!

    England Stove Works usually has an early-bird special every year where you can buy a kit with all of the gaskets for the whole stove. Seems to me like it was around $35 but don't quote me on that. I was on their email list so I always got informed when the special was going on.
  6. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    That aint to bad at all for all the gaskets, OEM, pre cut etc.
  7. DexterDay

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    Yeah as SteveB mentioned above. The hopper lid latches can be tightened

    Foo for thought??

    Unless the gasket is "Smooshed" real bad? Then spend the $10 at the local hardware.
  8. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah I am going to try and tighten the hopper lid latches and see if that does it that may cause a lazy burn. They do seem somewhat smooshed but I have no frame of reference to compare them too. So today I have to do the LBT and adjust the lid latches, reseal some leaks in the dura leak exhaust venting and .... That'll be my project for today..
  9. Harvey Schneider

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    That isn't for a complete gasket kit, that's for a length of adhesive gasket that you cut to fit the edges of the hopper. I'm not sure why they used high temperature gasket, the top of the hopper on mine isn't that hot. I decided against tampering with the design so I bought it from ESW.
  10. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    yea i try to go oem asmuch as possible,unless its considerably cheaper. i just adjusted the hopper lid and its better but could use new one. A am judging this based onthe dollar bill test.

    How much affect does a poor hopper lid seal make? I have opened the hopper and put pellets in for that 2mins or so seemed the same to me.
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    How much affect does a poor hopper lid seal make? I have opened the hopper and put pellets in for that 2mins or so seemed the same to me.[/quote]


    That's a good question, I've been playing with mine that last few minutes, I see no difference in flame with hopper lid open.
  12. DexterDay

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    Flame difference may be minimal. But in the event of a hopper fire? You want as little O2 coming in that hopper as possible.
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    No doubt, I agree with that 100%
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    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    considering flame would have to go through the bottom and top auger is that even remotely likely? i certainly want to err on the side of caution but have to ask.
  15. DexterDay

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    Absolutely
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    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    duly noted ;) i look at designs of various contraptions and go "why didnt they do this or that" for a hypothetical issues thst just never happens, then i go "theres no way that could ever happen" but it does.........point is there is no substitute for experience.
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    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    Well the hopper lid was better after the adjustment and ok for a while but while at Lowes I saw a 5/8th 7ft section of fiberglass gasket for.... $7.50 or thereabouts and it came with the cement. Sold.
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  18. Harvey Schneider

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    The probability may be very low, but the consequences are unacceptable.
  19. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    so early sat morning i did the usual pellet stove maintenance and while i was at it i replaced my hopper door gasket. i used a 5/8 rope fiberglas type that was at lowes for 8 bux and it came w/cement. it is a tight fit (especially near the hinge) but does work, if i had thechoice i think 1/2 inch would bebetter. 20121223_212313.jpg d be better.

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