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  1. pastera

    pastera Feeling the Heat

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    With the warm day I let the stove cool in order to sweep the chimney.

    After cleaning everything up and getting ready to start it up, I noticed a crack...

    Stove is only two years old so I wasn't expecting this. 100_0354.JPG 100_0355.JPG

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  2. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Which stove is this one ?

    Pete
  3. pastera

    pastera Feeling the Heat

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    The Hampton HI200

    I'll have to give the dealer a call to see if it will be covered - don't want to pull it as it is my main heat.
  4. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Sorry to see that its a beautiful stove ! Thats really in a bad spot too are you still using it right now ? I would recommend not if there is any other alternatives for heat !

    Pete
  5. pastera

    pastera Feeling the Heat

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    The crack stops at the weld on the back and is about a 1/2" from the door gasket - the pictures make it look worse.

    At least it's not super cold out this week - maybe I can get the dealer out to look at it. Will pull it if they can't get here quick.
    Pallet Pete likes this.
  6. topoftheriver

    topoftheriver Member

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    Many stove manufactures offer a 5 year warranty which varies a bit. My Jotul had a cracked in the front door. No burn marks but I brought it in just before the 5 years and they replaced it. My stove is cast and I can't be sure if I didn't notice it before or it just happened from normal burning. Check your original purchase papers to be sure and of course the dealer. Only 2 years, you should be OK. It looks like it might have been a defect in the plate that expanded after an amount of burning. Then again, it could be a lot of other reasons also. Good luck!
  7. WES999

    WES999 Minister of Fire

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    I found a very similar crack in my Regency. I just drilled a small hole at the end of the crack and filled it with furnace cement.
    So far it been fine.
  8. pastera

    pastera Feeling the Heat

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    WES999 our stoves share the same firebox
  9. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Two things I notice. Looks like the door gasket leaks maybe? Up in the left upper corner, can see the discoloration on the face plate.
    The steel is looking like it is getting that white haze to it. May be an indicator of overfiring? How hot are you running that thing at?
  10. pastera

    pastera Feeling the Heat

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    Stove hasn't been over fired as far as I can know - the closest it had come is last year with some eco-blocks but the laser put it at around 650. The holes directly above the opening are the air wash - there is some whitening if the steel there but it seems it is mostly ash. I do run the stove 24/7 but it is damped down to about 3/4 closed most of the time

    The door passes the dollar bill test in the area of the discoloring.

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