$600 Blaze King

jeff_t Posted By jeff_t, Sep 6, 2012 at 9:32 PM

  1. jeff_t

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    Certainly not pristine, but not bad either. Needs some gaskets and a cat, as I expected. A paint job as well. The original owner painted over rust with what lools like bbq paint.

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  2. pyronut

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    Thats a great deal. Congrats.
     
  3. jeff_t

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    It's for my sister. Should have less than $1k into it altogether. Might have to invest in side shields. Depends on her final decision for install location.
     
  4. begreen

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    SWEET! She is lucky to have such a helpful brother. Nice find.

    You might want to fire it up outdoors first. I wouldn't trust that they used high-temp paint unless verified. Hope so, but you never know.
     
  5. rdust

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    Awesome! I'm glad someone here was able to buy it, it was a smokin' deal!
     
  6. jeff_t

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    It actually looks kinda crappy up close. I'm probably going to sandblast and paint with Stove Brite.
     
  7. rdust

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    She'll look good once shes all cleaned up! I assume it's not all cracked and warped so I still say you did good. :)
     
  8. jeff_t

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    It did get hot at some point. The handle on the bypass is charred. The frame that the bypass gasket sits in is questionable. Otherwise it's in fine shape. I'll investigate more in the next few days. I'm done for today, been up since 1am.

    As always, any trip into Roscommon requires a stop at the firemen's memorial. The annual festival is next weekend.

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    Very cool . . . thanks for sharing.
     
  10. PapaDave

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    Glad you got that.
    You're a gooder brother.
     
  11. Highbeam

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    Mmmm, gloss black rattle can. 96 cents a can at walmart. At least they didn't paint over the door.
     
  12. jeepmedic

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    Awesome score ! My parents used a blaze king to heat our home when I was a kid. I hated stacking all that wood.....and to think 30 years later Im doing the same thing and ENJOY it :)
     
  13. Todd

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    Nice score, hope that bypass frame is ok and makes a good seal. I'm installing my BK Princess Parlor on Tuesday. Can't wait to try her out.
     
  14. rdust

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    I look forward to your review on the Princess once it gets cold. I'm interested to see how it compares to your previous cat experience/s. :)
     
  15. jeff_t

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    I think it will be okay with a new gasket. Everything else on the stove is fine, even the baffles on the sides and back are straight. My guess is that it was burned with the bypass open all the time, after the cat plugged up.

    I think you'll find the Princess works as expected. No surprises.
     
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    So, I called my local dealer today to get a price on a new cat, and to see if I could get replacements for the warped pieces. He said they usually by Condar cats, as they cost less than getting them from BK. The problem was that he couldn't find one for this stove from Condar, and had no idea about a cat from BK. He actually called BK, then called me back and said that I could find part numbers in the manual, then call him back and let him know what part numbers I needed. After I called BK and got the part numbers for the 'bypass gasket retainers', in about two minutes from somebody who knew what I was talking about, I was told I could order them from any Blaze King dealer and have them dropped shipped to me. If I didn't want to get them from my local dealer....

    So, anybody want to recommend a BK dealer? There is one here who posts regularly during the 'season', but I can't think of who it is.

    Anybody have any experience with FireCat combustors/Applied Ceramics? Price seems good http://www.firecatcombustors.com/ACI-64C-p/wa-4152000855.htm
     
  17. rdust

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    BKVP posted the firecat link last year so it should work fine.
     
  18. jeff_t

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    Thought I had seen it here someplace.
     
  19. jeff_t

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    Yikes! Not sure how I missed this one, but I found it today when I was stripping paint. It's almost the entire length of the bottom of the door. Bad weld from the factory, absolutely no penetration into the door frame. Bet there weren't any 40 hour burns in this stove. 2012-09-16_15-55-56_583.jpg
     
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    Wow, nice find. Good thing you are going over it carefully.
     
  21. DAN66

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    That one heck of a oops that you found. glad you found that before it had a melt down.
     
  22. jeff_t

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    Finally was able to order the parts I need. On the fourth try. The first dealer, where I bought my stove, had no clue. The next two never called me back. I already had the part numbers from BK, so nobody had to do any work. Finally spoke to Konieczka Heating & Cooling in Davison, MI. They person I talked to was extremely pleasant and helpful. She even apologized because it took half an hour to get back to me. I realize there isn't much money to be made here, but I'll never call the first three again.
     
  23. rdust

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    I bought my convection deck from Konieczka, they were really good people. The convection deck was built backwards. When I went back to exchange it I took the wife and kid with me. The guy working who I assume was the owner gave my son a model truck they had on display! If I need anything for my stove that's where I go.
     
  24. weatherguy

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    Firecat is a good place for combustors, I got my new one from them, as far as Condor I remember someone having trouble inserting his combustor into his princess, he said he had to wrestle it in and it was a pain, the one I got from firecat went right in no problem and works great.
     
  25. jeff_t

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    Finally got it ready. Just have to slide the cat in. Had some trouble getting parts from BK, but again thanks to Konieczka, it got straightened out. Everything is welded up, 3.5 cans of metallic black Stove Bright, and new gaskets. If anybody is interested, the first coat is good for a whole can!

    Now I just have to build a throne.
     

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