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Dovre 300H woodburning stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by peetor, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. peetor

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    Hi there. I am new to this forum and apologize if I am in the wrong place. If I am, please let me know where to post.

    Basically, my brother game me his Dovre 300H wood burning stove and it's in great shape but needs some TLC. So far I've painted it, brazed a couple broken parts and will be replacing the gaskets before the cold Boston winter arrives. I did notice one part that I don't think I can fix. It's stamped with HL 100/01 and is attached to a larger part HL150. I'm not sure what this part does but it looks like it may help in re-burning smoke to make it more efficient. I'm having a heck of a time locating this part and was hoping someone has one to sell or can point me in the right place. I've done google searches and searched this forum but no luck as of yet.

    I've attached a photo of the part I'm looking for and the progress of the rebuild. I've grown up with wood burning stoves and always imagined I would have one when I bought a house. Well, the time has come and I hope to heat my shop this winter.

    Thanks!
    Pete

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  2. begreen

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    Hi Pete, welcome. Nice stove, but I suspect the chance of finding this part are slim to none unless found in a used stove or overseas. Where is that part located in the stove?

    If you do get this stove going, I think you will need to address clearances and get a proper crock going into the chimney. This looks like it could put out some serious heat with a full load of wood. There appear to be several potential combustibles near the stove that should have pretty generous clearance front, side, top and back. The shelf above the stove, garment bag behind it need to go.
  3. peetor

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    BeGreen

    Thanks for the quick reply! The part is located inside and towards the top of the stove. There looks to be a 2-3" space between that part and the actual top of the stove. It separates the main burning area from the top. I've attached a photo taken at a worms eye view, pointing up looking into the main chamber to show you what I mean. Any idea what this is for? Is it not needed? ;-)

    Also, that's for the safety tips. I will make sure there is nothing combustible when it's time to fire it up. I will be installing the crock this week. Thanks!

    Pete

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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yep, looks like some sort of turbulator with possibly a secondary air supply being introduced by the pipe coming in on the right side. From it's condition it looks like the problem was it got too hot.

    Is that the only exhaust port or are there others? It seems very small for such a big stove.
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    I double checked and that indeed, is the only exhaust port from the main burning chamber. But you were right, there IS a secondary air intake on the right of the stove (see attached.) So, I would imagine this one exhaust port area of the stove generates a LOT of heat with the added "turbulator" and introduction of air, as you described. I wonder what this is for... to superheat the smoke like a catalytic converter? The hole may me a bit small, and could be a design flaw but it is 25 years old! :)

    So, I guess the question is now... does the part need to be replaced or can it fall apart and make the stove less efficient? If not, where can I get this allusive HL 100/01?

    Oh, I also found the manual for this stove at http://www.bicivelo.com/Dovre300Hmanual.pdf if that helps... but there is no mention of parts.

    Thanks!

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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That manual doesn't seem to cover this stove, the current Dovre 300 is a big box stove that bears no resemblance. But it does have contact info which might be worth pursuing.
    E-mail : info@dovre.be
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    So frustrating... www.dovre.be has parts for the 300G but NOT the 300H!? Go figure :) Ah well, the pursuit continues. Anyone else? Thanks!
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    FYI... I attached the back plate with model info from my stove. Looks like parts may be interchangeable with a few other similar models. Thanks.

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    Good to see the label. I'm guessing they made a cat (300HC) and a non-cat version (300H) of the stove. Honor those clearances. It looks like this baby can put out a lot of heat.

    It is possible this part was used in other models like the Aurora, etc. Your best bet may be to contact Dovre directly:

    Address:
    Stovax Limited
    Falcon Road
    Sowton Industrial Estate
    Exeter, EX2 7LF United Kingdom

    Trade Sales: 01392 474000
    Other depts: 01392 474011
    Fax: 01392 219932
    Email: dovre@stovax.com
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    wow.. I got an email back from Fran at Woodman's Parts Plus and he may have the part!! Or something close enough that I may be able to modify!! See link below and image.

    I'll keed you posted with the preliminary results once I take better measurements. Pete

    Pete,
    This part is similar to one that is used on the Vermont Castings Stove, check out the link it umight just work for you.
    http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/168962/products/Consolidated-Dtchwest-Baffle.html
    Thank you,

    Fran Weinroth
    Woodman's Parts Plus
    www.woodmanspartsplus.com
    Phone: 603-522-8216
    Fax: 603-522-3007

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    That's awesome if the specs are quite close. Does the 6.5" diameter look like it will work?
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    If I remember right I think Heatalator bought them soon after that stove was made. Maybe they would have something left over?
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    BeGreen, yes, it looks identical and my part is 6.5" as well. I may have to remove the flange on the new part (mine doesn't have one) but I'll see soon enough.

    Quick update: my piece broke in two while taking it apart to take measurements, so this new part better work LOL ;-)
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    Hmm, I think more critical is going to be where the secondary air channel entrance is. On the VC part it appears to be on the opposite side as the Dovre. I'd look at an exploded parts diagram for the CDW stove to check.
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    ack.. you are right!! I will call woodsman tomorrow am to verify or cancel the order. Darn it. Well, thanks for catching this.
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    This could be as close as you can get. If so, there's always a Dremel tool and furnace cement. Or perhaps it can be bolted in reverse with new bolt holes for the Y flange and a block under the tail? It may take some head scratching here so ask Woodman's about their return policy if you need to have it in hand to figure this one out. As long as it is returned without a scratch, it should be ok, though they may want a restocking fee.
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    Yeah... I have a manufacturing degree (for what that is worth) solid tools and time on my side. So, it may just have to work ;-) I'll keep you posted. Thx...
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    Well, the new baffle part came in last week and (drumroll) it works!!! I had to do some basic milling/grinding to get it there but the build on it is MUCH more solid/thicker than the original. The main problem was that the inside diameter was considerably smaller than the original; so, I had to spend a couple hours with an angle grinder to make it fit. (working with cast steel is a B**ch! :) Also, I had to drill mounting holes in different locations because they did not match up and expand the airflow hole a little as well. Luckily, things were on the smaller side so I could expand to fit, rather than the other was around.

    Below are some pics but overall, for $30 and a few hours work, it was well worth it! Now to install the new fiberglass gasket rope, seal it up and I'll be good to go for the winter! Thanks for everyone's input and the folks at woodmanspartsplus.com (Fran in particular) for spotting this elusive compatible Dovre HL100/01 part :p Pete

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    Looks good Pete. That is the way I had visualized it working. Nice job. Is there a gasket seal around the base?

    When you start burning, please come back and post more about how this repair works out and how the stove burns.
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    There is no gasket there but the joint is very tight. I may put some high temp sealer there but it's 10x better that the old one, so may just leave it at that. Thanks for the help/input! -P
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    Sorry, I'm not trying to hi-jack your thread, but I'm not having a lot of luck finding information for these stoves. I have the Dovre 300HSB in my home. It does not have the secondary combustion, although I wish it did. The part I'm looking for is the blower. If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great. I'm kinda wondering if this blower , http://www.amazon.com/Standing-Woodstove-Blower-Replacement-R7-RB83/dp/B000IGCBXA , would work on my stove.
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    Hi there. I started this thread and I can tell you that part/service for this stove are non existent. I got lucky with my part and it's was like finding a needle in a haystack - even then I had to do a lot of work to make it fit. I wouldn't try to find the exact part but get an aftermarket part like a Magic Heat. My dad had one and it works great. You can usually find them cheaper used on craigslist or ebay. Good luck!

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