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Accessing Hampton insert flue

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Adios Pantalones, Aug 7, 2008.

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  1. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    There are 4 tubes in the top of this thing, holding up a firebrick shelf. There's no way to take the shelves out (not enough clearance) without removing an air tube, but I don't want to damage anything. Do I gently grip one with vice grips and try to work it free? Stick grips on there and tap them sideways? Are the tubes keyed somehow?

    Thanks

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  2. burntime

    burntime New Member

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    I put mine in there with the air tubes in so I know they will come out. Otherwise your way will work, I do not remember which way to tap them though.
  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Thanks. I tried everything and there's just not enough clearance to puzzle them out of there. I was surprised.
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    You may have to stack them sideways then remove one at a time? Call the dealer, they will know, then put it in writing cause I am not sure :cheese: Always happy to help.
  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Nothing short of pulling out the tubes will do it. I'm good at those bent nail brain-teasers/bar puzzles :)
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    I hear a challenge ;~)
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    STOVEGUY11 Feeling the Heat

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    Most of the Regency's you dont have to take the tube out to get the baffle out. That might be one of them Im not sure I dont remember. Grip with a vice grip and hit the vice grip with a hammer, that should do the trick. Thats the way the tech guy at regency showed me how to do it in their plant in New Hampshire.
  8. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Stoveguy!

    See that burntime- your advice was wrth exactly what I paid for it LOL :)
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