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GC60 Is Down Again

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Brokenwing, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    What is this. I believe maybe some type of cement. I went to do a good cleaning today, and removed the firebox baffle, and found this hanging by the thread off of the auger drop tube. Dealer is suppose to be here tommorow afternoon, but I am puzzled. I can not burn it, cause it looks like products of combustion could escape here. Here is some pics, sorry there from my cell phone.

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  2. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    What is on the back side of that plate?

    There is likely sealant that seals the drop chute to the back wall on the back of the wall all the way around the hole.

    I see some retort/furnace cement coming soon to a stove near you.
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  3. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    I will pull the side off the stove, and see exactly where the drop chute location is. If all that is is furnace cement, then I will be a little more relaxed. Is this something most pellet stoves use to seal the auger drop tube.
  4. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Depends upon the maker some weld the drop chute where it pierces the firebox and have a joint between the chute and the auger flight. It looks like yours bolts on and there may be sealant between the firebox and the flange or a compressible gasket, or combination thereof.
  5. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    Ya smokey it is bolted on, Im going downstairs now to take another look at it. This stove has not seen a ton of pellets yet, and now this grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Doesn't look like they scruffed up the surface any. Make sure the dealer does or it might come off again.

    Welding might make it impossible to remove the hopper down the road IIRC.
  7. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I suspect that this is actually not an issue, but get it checked out, what is on the inside is the extra that got squeezed out when the bolts were snugged up and it is possible it is some 800::F silicone sealant even.
  8. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    Okay smokey, thanks sorry if I sound frustrated this stove has gave me a lot of gray hairs. I went down and pulled the panel on the stove. I see what your talking about. The drop tube is covered in cement and then pushed against the firebox, and bolted in place. So in theory the dealer should be able to remove the cement inside the stove around the drop tube, and put new sealant around it. I was just double checking, do not want to burn the house down
  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I suspect that it is not even necessary to do that and that the stove is fine just the way it is.

    I can understand your gray hairs, everyone in this household has more than a few, but most are from being ancient.
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  10. DexterDay

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    I am with Smokey. There is likely another gasket on the inside from the auger flight, to the drop chute, that's just some cement to make it final and look pretty. Even if there was a small crack there, that would be a negative pressure area and would suck air in though that hole, rather than blow smoke out.

    Good luck with the dealer tomorrow. I just wished you luck in your other tread, about finally being problem free :( Guess you can blame this one on me. Should have kept my mouth shut. LOL
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  11. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    No after speaking with you guys, I feel better that it is nothing major. I just want to be sure. I know the dealer has probably grown tired of me, but all my calls have been well with in reason. Exhaust leaks, blow fuse, and now some cement. It is what is, and I just take it day by day.
  12. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    Okay dealer was here for less then 2 minutes, he said that the drop tube flange is cemented and bolted on. That it is still sealed properly, and is not going to cause any problems. He said he would put a little cement on there, but he did not have any in his truck, but no big deal. At least I know everything is safe and sound. I feel like a worry wort, but being this is my first year with the stove I want to make sure everything is okay. The service guy is a very nice guy, but he was prolly thinking why did he call me!;em
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