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QF castile/ rust question

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by High Altitude, Aug 7, 2008.

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  1. High Altitude

    High Altitude New Member

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    I just brought home a new castile and it looks great on the outside, but when I look under neath it, it has some surface rust in various places on the cast iron.

    This doesn't seem right to me but this is my first stove and maybe the cast iron is prone to rusting.

    Should I be calling my dealer????

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  2. Shortstuff

    Shortstuff Feeling the Heat

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    I also have a new Castile and have not seen any rust on mine, but I would say that it is possible. The cast parts are supposedly made in Europe, then shipped to Washington state where the stoves are assembled, boxed and shipped out. However, they are not stored or transported in a evironmentally controlled equipment, so they are prone to some surface rust.

    My stove came with a small can of stove paint and I'm guessing that yours did also. If indeed it is only surface rust, I would recommend that you wire brush only those areas very well, wipe down with a clean rag with either naptha (lighter fluid) or paint thinner, and touch up with the stove paint. This will prevent it from rusting any further.

    During manufacture, they probably missed a spot or two with the stove paint which if bare metal (especially cast iron) is left exposed to the elements, will quickly form surface rust. If it's deep rust and has actually pitted the surface, then I would definately call your dealer and talk to them about it. If it's just the surface rust, you can quickly fix it yourself, and maybe even better than someone else would.

    Steve
  3. High Altitude

    High Altitude New Member

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    I called my dealer and since it is a brand new uninstalled stove they are going to exchange it for another new stove.
  4. stoveguy13

    stoveguy13 Minister of Fire

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    I would say that most stoves have some rust on them after spending time in the warehouse it is not something to worry about if the next one has it.
  5. mgambuzza

    mgambuzza Member

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    I own a Castile and part of my mid summer routine is to wire brush and paint the interior which rusts every year. Usually appears on the brick backing, top inner sheetmetal, and sides. I also was disappointed, but calls to factory and posts on this site confirm that this is a routine event on this stove.
  6. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Nice...sounds like that dealer is a keeper :)
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