how to re-seal a vc defiant knock off?

tobaccogrower Posted By tobaccogrower, Jan 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

  1. tobaccogrower

    tobaccogrower
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    re installed an old vc defiant knock off after its been in the barn for a few years. fired it up with a small load and noticed in the dark i could see the fire on the bottom in a few spots and the sealant fell off the top where where the top meets the middle section. should i take the 4 nuts off the top and pull the stove down and re-seal from the inside or use the rutland hi-temp stove cement to seal it up from the outside?

    the stove looks just like a defiant but its definatly a knock off. any advise appricated! getting cold here.
     

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