Leveling Feet

mxd253 Posted By mxd253, Oct 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM

  1. mxd253

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    Does anyone have in their spare parts box the original leveling feet for a Bear Series they would like to part with? Or is there anyone that has a picture of the stock feet that came new?

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    1/2"-13 x 3.125" 5000lb Deluxe Leveling Foot

    These are available from Fastenal for 19.95 ea. However they look a little flashy for me. Spray Paint? lol
     
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    Looks like a carriage bolt would do the job.
     
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    Bear Feet ebay.jpg

    The bear feet came with washers to put inside to level the stove. They were not just for looks, they served that purpose.

    The older style was a chrome ball attached with set screw to a stud welded to the inside of the angle iron leg.

    #786 A PA Port Royal PA orig owner 1.jpg Ball Feet eBay 110..jpg
     
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    I should have been more specific. I have a first generation Papa Bear. So period correct would be round ball. Thanks for the pics. Any chance you would part with a set?
     
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    All the ball feet on my older stoves measure 1 5/8" diameter. The chrome door handle knobs on all my older single door stoves are 1 3/4" diameter. The shaft size (handle and leg studs) is 1/2 inch. The set screw in all knobs is 10-24 National Course thread. The replacement ball probably won't have a locking set screw. Just tighten a piece of threaded rod in the ball and thread it into the existing threaded nut / collar on the leg.
     
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    Greetings mxd253. Does your stove have the threaded sleeves? Pics look like no taper at bottom of leg.
    Some members here built Fishers in your part of the country. IIRC some had no taper or feet. If so, the bear feet "fit", and would seem like less pita - and while expensive, are available.
    Cost of pieces, welding, along with moving/flipping the stove.... I dunno! phpyR7KniPM.jpg phpNjxECLPM.jpg
     
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    Thanks for all of the great info guys. Due to time constraints and the overall want to have this project complete. I have decided to go with a foot similar to the one I listed at the top of the thread. However I was able to obtain the same style foot in a black finish. Once I have them in place I will share a pic. Thanks again
     

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