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Lubricant for Lopi Freedom Bay Insert

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by lammi66, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. lammi66

    lammi66 Member

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    Good evening peeps!! Just wondering what recommendations you have for a lube for the door hinges? The insert is 2-3 years old in great shape and am replacing the gaskets, but have no clue on what to use for the hinges. Thanks in advance for the help!!

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I use graphite powder.
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    btuser Minister of Fire

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    Graphite powder.
  4. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    After experimentation with various lubes I settled on 90 weight gear oil. It has more staying power than light oils and doesn't chalk up like grease.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Graphite powder.
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    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    I used graphite powder on primary air control - worked great.

    thanks for the post - it's reminder for me to put a bit on the hinges as well, when I'm installing the new gasket this weekend
  7. Heatsource

    Heatsource Minister of Fire

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    high temp anti seize
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey - I never thought of that one. Thanks Dave.
  9. lammi66

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    Thanks for all the responses!! I think I am going to try graphite if I already have some, if not, going to try the high temp anti seize!!
  10. SteveKG

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    Even if you don't have any, graphite powder is available in small tubes for $3 or so. I bought some last fall to use on two woodstoves [their hinges]. Graphite is also available in spray cans in a more liquid form. I have that, too, and it is also useful for regular door hinges and gates and locks and so on. The liquid seems to penetrate farther if you have larger hinges. A small tube or spray can will likely last you for years.

    I bought the tube of powder at either Lowe's or Home Depot, don't remember which one.
  11. Dave A.

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    Or in a pinch couldn't you just rub a pencil lead against the hingepin, that's been mentioned here before, iirc.

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