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  1. kksalm

    kksalm Member

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    It's huge! Doors are good, soapstone and outside components are very good. The firebox is shot, totally. I have no idea how the previous owner built a fire in it unless they were burning outside. Anyway, the firebox, everything inside, is broke, warped or missing.
    I'm wondering, I have an old insert that will just fit inside the soapstone walls. I'm thinking of cutting the insert open and installing some secondary burn tubes like I have on my Hearthstone Clydesdale. Take off the inserts doors and use the Hearthsone I's doors, have the insert just kind of loose in there.
    What do you think?
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  2. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Man if you could get that thing up and running your heat worries would be over.You may still be able to get parts and know how from Jim at Hearthstone.I remember going outside in below zero weather in Maine just to cool off from the heat of a Hearthstone 1.
  3. kksalm

    kksalm Member

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    Now that I'm thinking about it and putting it out there, maybe I should look into a modern insert to stick in to it's massive chamber. The surrounding soapstone tiles are about an inch thick. I'd say a couple hundred pounds worth maybe. It's a thing of beauty that ought to be resurrected in any case. I would venture to guess if the parts were available for a rebuild it wouldn't be up to today's standards.
    Keep warm!
  4. defiant3

    defiant3 Feeling the Heat

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    Those things ROCK! Who cares about todays standards? THAT is an awesome heater. I'm about to rebuild one for a customer, all the cast parts and air tube together are like $600.00 ish with shipping, could be more to AK but tyat's short $ compared to most new stuff. If you DO do it, get the Hearthstone cement. It definately works better w/the stone.

    Good luck and happy heating!!!
  5. kksalm

    kksalm Member

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    I like how you two think. I certainly could care less about today's stantards, other than my Clydesdale uses about a third of the wood my Defiant does. Ouch! However, $600.00? You've got me thinking about it. Would it be Jim at Hearthstone that I'd be soliciting a quote from?
    Thank you for your comments and suggestions.
  6. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Amen !
  7. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Yes,ask for Jim Casevantes.I may have the spelling wrong.They'll know who he is.
  8. kksalm

    kksalm Member

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    Hi
    Searching the Hearthstone site it appears they recommend going through a dealer for replacement parts. I can't find a link to Jim, should I just post an inquiry in general at Hearthstone.com?
    Thank you for your help.
  9. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Yo kksalm the number I have for Hearthstone is 802-888-5232.Hope this helps.
  10. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    I rebuilt one a couple of years back, ( replaced tube, baffle, damper, and back plate) was not a big deal and the stove rocks like it is brand new.:cool:
  11. kksalm

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    Thanks for the number and encouragement. I'm going to call on Monday.
    Cheers!
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    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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  13. Motor7

    Motor7 Feeling the Heat

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    Same here, mine is purring along right now at about 450 degrees. Post up some pictures of the interior so we can see what your talking about.

    Here is my re-build thread, it might help:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...-re-building-the-beast-hearthstone-h-i.41282/
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  14. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Motor7 Feeling the Heat

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    Defiant, how did your look before the new parts?
  16. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Very Similar to yours, it was for a customer and I did it in her house due to the size of the stove. One day tear down and order parts, when parts came in it only took about an hour to rebuild. Wish I took photo's. Did it 3 years ago and she still calls every season on how happy she is.:)
  17. Motor7

    Motor7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah I am loving mine & it was worth the work.

    KK, as far as building a new firebox inside of the box I guess it's possible but it sure sounds like a lot of work. If it is in fact really toast I would consider parting out that stove to fund a new(er) one. Several H1 parts are no longer made and will probably sell pretty quick. I am still looking for the Bi-metallic coil that controls the primary intake....been looking for a long time now.
  18. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    M7 I may have a used one, give me some time and don't get excited yet.
  19. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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  20. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    No pics??? This never happened! ;) Need before AND after pics ..

    Ray
  21. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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  23. Motor7

    Motor7 Feeling the Heat

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    How about a Tim Allen grunt?
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  24. kksalm

    kksalm Member

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    I can take pictures with my ipad2. I know there's photo sharing sites, any recommendations for the best one? This is probably covered on FAQ this site? I'll muddle my way through, please have patience.
    Thanks for the latest links, just what I need to increase the excitement of a rebuild.
    Thanks!
  25. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Just post your pics up to the forum with your iPad I do this with the iPhone 4 and it works..

    Ray

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