Englander 25PDVC Maintenance ?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by fespo, Aug 24, 2008.

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    Hello all, I have been doing some annual cleaning on my pellet stove. I removed the combustion exhaust blower and now I need a new gasket. I just wanted to know if i could you a High Temp Silicone instead? The reason I was asking is because when I removed the blower motor the gasket was in pieces before I even touch it. I was thinking the high temp silicone would make a better seal. What does everyone think? thanks Fespo
     
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    What I think is that you will need a jack hammer to get it off the next time and it will be a pain in the butt to clean all the residual silicone off the surfaces.

    And ya gotta get it all off because new silicone won't stick to old silicone.
     
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    Go to their website and order the new gasket, while your at it order 2 or 3 of them, them are fairly cheap and you will have them for next years annual cleaning. I recieved mine within a week of ordering. Also order a burnpot gasket, as you should remove the entire burnpot to clean it out completly. Hope this helps.
     
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    that type of gasket , though it doesnt leak as long as its installed (at least i havent seen them that have) is a "one time use" gasket and when you take the blower off it tends to stick to both surfaces. the same thing that makes it a good sealer is its own worst enemy when the seal is broken. i would echo the response above about the burn pot as well, same gasket material and puling it does help with clearing the air chambers on the sides of the pot , this will help with your combustion quite a bit. it should be noted that keeping the underneath holes for those chambers clear during season is important to get a cleaner burn as well. i use a funnel shaped attachment for my vac that i modefied by adding a short length of garden hose to it and taping the two together. it makes a very effective cleaning tool for the tight places that a normal vac hose is too cumbersome to reach effectively.
     
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