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Heatilator series dollar bill test

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kinsmanstoves, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    After seeing all the post about the same problem in the past few days, loss of vacuum shutting down the auger I am making this post.

    Things needed, a Heatilator stove, a dollar bill, and 9/16" wrench, WD-40 or similar, and one cold Yuengling Light Lager.

    First turn the stove off and let the door cool to the touch. Open the door (turn handle counter clockwise) I know your digital clock can not help you so let say "lefty loosy-righty tighty".

    Fold dollar bill in half length wise that is make the fold running down the long side of the bill. Insert said bill into the door and close it moving the handle back to the right (that is the direction toward the shoe your mom put an "R" on. Move handle till it stops and now attempt to pull the dollar bill from the OUTSIDE of the stove. Do this test all around the door. If it slides without resistance you need to tighten the door handle.

    If the bill slides out then remove the nut off the inside of the door's handle. It is best to spray it with some WD40 and let it sit for a few minutes. Again lefty loosy and righty tighty. There are some washers in the handle so switch them to the back side of the lug or add more washers if still loose. Re assemble but do not over tighten the nut or the handle will not turn.

    Can I make this any easier???? Lets add pictures.

    Now drink the Yuengling and watch the fire.

    Eric

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  2. moey

    moey Minister of Fire

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    dont use a $20 if you tear it youll be pissed
  3. Countryboymo

    Countryboymo Feeling the Heat

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    I kept trying to get a hold of that damn thing from the inside. Wow thanks.
  4. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    schweet! and no, if you dont have cash your visa card will not work
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  5. Countryboymo

    Countryboymo Feeling the Heat

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    And don't start a fire with the bill still in the stove. Of course some of our leaders would disagree cause all you gotta do is print some more.
  6. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    What do we do if it still comes out with ease? We tried "fluffing" the gasket.
  7. Labrat

    Labrat Member

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    You replace the gasket.
  8. imacman

    imacman Guest

    If you swapped the existing washer as per Eric's recommendation above, and the dollar still slides out fairly easily, then add another washer or 2 to the backside of the lug....this will tighten the door against the stove. Try adding one at a time until the dollar can't be pulled out w/o tearing it.

    Short of that, replace the gasket.
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  9. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    New gasket or add more washers.

    Eric

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