Big E burn pot

snikr Posted By snikr, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:43 PM

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  1. snikr

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    My daughter has a Big E and I helped her clean it this past weekend. I saw that the burn pot (stainless steel one) has a crack in the bottom of it. Where is a good place (ie cheap)to buy one from? I tried to search for my answer but didn't get anywhere in the short amount of time I had. TIA
     
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  3. snikr

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    Thanks Flybmw02. It does look like a good deal.
     
  4. MtDew

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    Look for a local welder in your area, make her's can be Tig welded if it is just a crack.
     
  5. Bioburner

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    Don't need a tig for stainless. I've used both stainless wire and rod to weld burn pot without problems. Just make sure it's clean.
     
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    Hello

    You also may want the Burn Pot collar so the pellets do not bounce out. Breckwell part # A-COLLARBIGE
     
  7. flybmw02

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    Good advise from MtDew,
    There is nothing wrong with welding the pot. Just cut open the crack and mig weld it up. The collar around the pot is a must it keep the splash down.
    The Big E is a good stove we use one in our shop, I like the big hopper but the heat exchanger could use more tubes. I am going to fix it someday I love to weld.
    John
     
  8. snikr

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    Too cold to shut it down right now. I think we'll get another one and weld up the old one for a spare. Thanks for all the input everyone.
     
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    Nothing matter with a spare if the prices are right.
     
  10. Tony K

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    Def seems like a good deal. Just curious for those of you who have purchased one of these if it's made from the same size plate (thickness) as the original? Thanks
     
  11. snikr

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    Good question Tony K. I would like to know the answer as well and have they worked good.
     
  12. snikr

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    I ordered a burn pot from the Ebay link flybmw02 left me above. I'll let everyone know how it fits and works when it gets here.
     
  13. Tony K

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    I did go to Ebay and found several of these offered within a few dollars of one another. Bought one from Mr. Pellethead for $63 plus. Got it quick and looks good. Plan is to swap out every 4 or 5 days so I don't have to keep my stove shut down for so long while cleaning. Good deal.
     
  14. snikr

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    Got the burnpot from Ebay (kozyfred) and it works fine. Good thing as it's COLD here in VT, like ZERO or below. Going to get the old one welded for a spare.
     
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