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Need ANY input on my cheap 2nd hand stove....

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Big Donnie Brasco, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Thank you for the clarification Ray!

    Have a great night!

    Don
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  2. Motor7

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    Wait a min...why couldn't you just remove the plate that was tacked in there and turn it back into a CAT? Or is it missing more parts than meets the eye?

    Also, I think the triple A pipe and other parts are worth at least $4-500. You might think about keeping that and selling the stove if it can't be retro fitted. Then your still ahead of the game.
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    If tight clearances at a reasonable price are paramount, take a look at the Napoleon 1400 or 1450, Lopi 1750, Pacific Energy True North TN19 and Super 27.
  4. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    That is the same thing I was wondering but I don't know enough about these things to make that call... I will try and shoot a quick video tonight to better show what I am working with.

    Thank you!

    Don
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    Don, I didn't dig back through the thread, do you have an IPL(illustrated parts list) for the stove? If not find one, then get in there and see what you are missing before you return it. If your handy, don't be scared to return it to it's original configuration provided that it's not going to cost you an arm and a leg in parts.
  6. Big Donnie Brasco

    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    I have searched EVERYWHERE that I can think of and can't turn up that IPL.

    I'm still looking tho!

    Thanks
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Here is a TERRIBLE video of what is going on inside... it's pitch dark when I get home from work and I forgot to take one this morning.
    I will re-shoot a video tomorrow morning when it's daylight.



  8. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    If you click on the play button it doesn't play and says this video is private you must have posted the video of your girlfriend by accident? :eek:



    Ray
  9. Big Donnie Brasco

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    ok.. it SHOULD be fixed now... I replaced the girlfriend video with a video about my stove :)
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    Looks like your bypass damper works as advertized you just need to get the cat in there.. Did you look at the links I posted?

    Ray
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    Ray.. I DID look at your link, thank you!

    I just don't see how to fit a round CAT in this stove :(
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    I am wondering if your stove actually takes a round cat. To me it looks like it takes a rectangular cat..

    Ray
  13. Big Donnie Brasco

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    I would be SOOO happy if that was the case, and I didn't have to worry about returning it!!

    I'll take a better video in the morning when it's daylight :)

    Thanks again!

    Don
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    http://www.inandoutlifestyles.com/siwostcaco.html .. Look here there are 2 different cats based on when it manufactured.. You need to take some measurements to see what makes sense..

    Ray
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    "I LOVE YOU MAN" ! :)

    I'll measure it tonight!

    I can't thank you enough!

    Don
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    LMAO.. I believe you have the rectangle version based on the opening but you need to get dimensions.. Then shop around for best price..

    Ray
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    Apparently BK uses this cat too..

    Ray
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    By golly we're givin er the ole' college try!!

    I just measured the NON bypass hole that I have... 9 7/8 x 4 x 1 1/2.

    So let me see if I understand this correctly now...basically a Cat stove has two chambers, a firebox, and a small chamber connected by a bypass and a hole with a Cat?!

    If that is the case... I MAY still be able to make this work.

    Here is a quick "visual" until tomorrows video masterpiece! :)

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    Hmm you sure that cat isn't 2" thick? That seems to be a common thickness for most cats..
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    I just measured again... maybe not dead on 1.5 but certainly not 2".

    I wonder if the original frame that held the Cat allowed it to recess a half inch or so.
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    Dunno Don but as Bart suggested maybe try calling Sierra and see if they can help? Worth a shot..
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    Big Donnie Brasco Feeling the Heat

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    Wouldn't that thin metal "cover" effectively CAP off the cat ?!

    I assumed that air had to flow through it.

    Beginning to think that even if I CAN retrofit this thing I'll be out another $500, and by then I could just go get a new stove.

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