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door adjustment vs new gasket

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ozzy73, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. ozzy73

    ozzy73 Member

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    During cleaning the HT I gave the door the dollar test and it did not pass. I tried tightening the door with a 1/2 and full turn and it was very tight to close ( hard on the handle ). Even with the tight closing the gasket passed the dollar test on the handle side but not near the hinge side. To my knowledge there is no way to adjust the hinge side.

    Im thinking new gasket.

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Are you noticing shorter than normal burn times, a difference in the control of the stove, or discoloration of the glass in the area that it failed the dollar bill test?

    If you do replace the gasket, be certain to get the right material as some call for higher density gasket than is available at many hardware stores (I don't know what gasket your stove uses off the top of my head)

    pen
  3. ozzy73

    ozzy73 Member

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    I did not notice any changes in the control or burn times of the stove but there is a little more discolartion on the glass near the hinge side. When I turn of the lights in the room I can see a very slight glow from the where the gasket seal is near the hinge. Just checked the manual and new gasket is recommended annualy.

  4. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    It seems that the gasket should last more than a year but sounds like it needs to be replaced. I burned 3 years with my original gasket but had to adjust the door twice, cant adjust any more so Im going to need a new one soon. Is your door adjusted as far as it willl go?
  5. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I just did my door gasket this week. It probably needed it for a while, dollar bill test failed on the bottom edge, no amount of adjustment would help.

    Its not difficult.... 30 min work. But I cheat and use a dremel to clean out the old cement.

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