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Avalon insert with missing panels

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Janice Hill, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Janice Hill

    Janice Hill New Member

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    I have a Avalon model 700 wood stove insert but there are no panels. Does anyone know how to purchase a set of panels (inexpensively) or is there a way to make them? I will have to get rid of it if I can't get the panels. Thank you.

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  2. A1Stoves.com

    A1Stoves.com Minister of Fire

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    i assume you mean surround panels?
    they can be made out of sheet metal, hire a heating and air company w/sheetmetal tools to build you one.
    we make our own custom panels onsite all the time, (good electric shears, a brake, and some paint)
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I've installed a lot of those without panels - it will heat better! Of course, you need to use a proper block-off plate up at the damper.

    It is easy to make up panels - you can even just cut some of that radiator screening to go around it once installed.
    Stuff like this - you can buy in hardware stores, etc.
    http://www.amazon.com/M-D-Building-Products-57166-Cloverleaf/dp/B000LNJYOE/
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  5. Janice Hill

    Janice Hill New Member

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    Thank you for all the advice!! We'll give the suggestions a try.

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