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Rust inside my Empress

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by srjtr7, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. srjtr7

    srjtr7 Member

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    Hi,

    I installed my Empress last year and I went to do a full cleaning for this year and noticed rust.

    I cleaned the ash pan and firebox weekly last year.....and never saw rust.

    Is this normal?

    How can I take care of it???

    Should I just sand and repiant with HI-Temp paint?

    Any suggections would be great.

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  2. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    Its just a bit of surface rust and not much to be concerned about. Especially if the stove in in the basement . You might want to run a dehumidifier in the humid summer months to prevent this but it`s really not a big deal..
    Just spray it with a light coat of WD40 , let it set for a while and wipe it down. The rust should be nearly gone.
  3. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    AT the end of the year would it help to spray it with a little WD 40 as well?
  4. srjtr7

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    should I spray wd40 on all of the rust? or just the back plates?

    If the rust is removed from wall behind the back plates should I paint it to prevent it from rusting again.

    Also, wd40 is flamable....should I be concerned about spraying it inside the stove?
  5. seige101

    seige101 Minister of Fire

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    Since i just took my stove apart to snap a pic of the control board for another member i am noticing the same surface rust inside mine also. I hit it with a quick blast of wd40 and wiped it down with a rag. I am not worried about the wd40 being flamable, most of it will evaporate before the stove is ran.

    Which reminds me after i did an annual cleaning in the spring i was gonna toss a box of silica gel in there to prevent any moisture problems. I think a box of baking soda would do it also during the humid summer months.

    Tim
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