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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jandm9002, Feb 7, 2009.

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  1. jandm9002

    jandm9002 New Member

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    HI there, we have a Pacific Energy wood brner insert. There is a rope gasket that seals the door and it fell out the other night. What is the procedure for replacing it?It doesn't seem to stay in place but I can't see any signs of glue anywhere either? The fireplace is about 8 years old.

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  2. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Purchase a can of waterglass solution from a plumbing and heating supplier.
  4. karl

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    Mine came loose a month or so ago. PE is tight with the glue. Of course me getting a flaming plastic tv dinner tray stuck halfway in and out of the stove probably help it out much.

    Just go to the local hardware store and buy a tube of gasket cement. It's only a few bucks. Pull the door off and reglue it. Let it set for about an hour and then put it back on. The instructions tell you how to do that.
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    might as well buy new rope gasket while you are at it since it is off anyway and should only be about $20.
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    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Yer summit running on plastic or just the chicken bones you tried to slide off into the fire?
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Sounds like a classic "West Virginia Moment" to me.
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    ...and that has what to do with wood stoves ? %-P ( Re: comment about 'burdening' with non-wood stove comments ).
  9. karl

    karl Minister of Fire

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    Well, damnit Bart, ever since I got this new EPA stove, it's too tiny to fit a whole tire in it. Those steal belts are tough to cut through.


    You don't need a new gasket, just some rutland gasket cement. It's cheap
  10. DELETE ME PLEASE

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    That Pacific Energy Summit needs a 7/8" gasket, in case you couldn't find out. Our dealer didn't know and PE is a lousy customer-service company. The dealer had to order a box of it to replace a factory-defective gasket and wasn't very happy about it, since they haven't had call for that size in over seven years' of business. For all it's worth, during the two times that it was replaced, no one mentioned anything about waiting an hour. Guess it would depend on the sealant. Definitely something you could do on your own, having watched them twice. Hope this helps.
  11. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Guess it depends on the dealer you deal with.
    The dealer I bought my Summit from, is useless. I found a great dealer right here on the hearth that has been awesome.
    The couple times I spoke with PE direct, they were very helpful and knowledgeable. Not sure what you problem was, or if you spoke with PE direct about something, so can't say why you feel scorned enough to make that statement. Whenever anyone replaces a gasket, it helps to measure it to confirm the size. And most folks do the research before repairing something.
    Sounds like your more a watcher than a hands on person.
    The BS the dealer gave you about ordering a whole box of 7/8" gasket is purely BS. PE has pre-cut bagged gaskets available for replacement.
    They did change the size over the last few years from 5/8" to 7/8". Most sealants used for any type of sealing need some time to cure. And usually state so on the container.
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    You're absolutely correct about the value of a good dealer. Once we switched from PE to Hearthstone, we found a new dealer and can hardly believe how seamless this change has been. I am a VERY hands-on person, but our stove was weeks old when all of this happened, so the dealer wanted only his guys to do the fixes. We did, actually, try to deal with PE (defective air-boost manifold issue), and their service was deplorable. Scorned? No, wiser. I am NOT, however, a member of the PE fan club. Not meant to step on any individual's toes, but it might help someone who's researching their next stove purchase to see both sides of every company's service. About the gasket, I only know what I was told. Dealer put in 5/8" the first time, only to find out that it needed to be 7/8" (and they are current PE dealers). So, that's back to your original comment. The quality of your personal dealer makes a big difference in your experience with burning wood. I am a very thorough researcher, and this forum has been tremendously helpful. Thanks for your input.

    Janis
  13. Hogwildz

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    No need for any fan clubs "Janis", if that is your real name.
    Its obvious your agenda here, and its also quite obvious your searching posts to pull up things to point out.
    Fact of the matter is, there are many different stove owners, from many different manufacturers.
    While I remember a few unhappy owners particular to PE, the majority is very pleased with their stoves. Same can be said for many of the other manufacturers stoves and the owners alike.
    There is one particular manufacturer who has been sold & bought a few times, and does have some very pleased stove owners, but also many more unhappy ones.
    I have a good idea why you are here and what your trying to do. Rest assured, we have seen this a few times over the last couple years, and I imagine you will end up the same place as the other trolls that have showed up here.
    So enjoy while you can, soon enough, you will hang yourself.
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