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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by smoke show, Dec 11, 2011.

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  2. krooser

    krooser Minister of Fire

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    My ex had a hopper extension....
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    smoke show Guest

    How long could she burn?
  4. Cozy Old Coot

    Cozy Old Coot Member

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    Smoke,
    Now at work, will post some pics of how I installed my hooper extension when I get home tomorrow.

    I think you will be very pleased with the new addition, after I installed the hooper extension my 11 yo son began telling all of his friends that we heat our home with an "Ol Abe Heater".
  5. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    sounds good.
  6. Cozy Old Coot

    Cozy Old Coot Member

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    Your hopper will come with mounting instructions that say that the hopper can be installed by bending the tabs on the bottom of the hopper with a pair of pliers. I did that and was not satisfied with the results.

    I removed the hopper and straighted out the tabs . Then I drilled 1/4" holes around the interior of the hopper. I put down a heavy bead of high temperature silicone on top of the old hopper gasket material and bolted the hopper down with 1/4" X 5/8" NC stainless steel bolts, nuts & lock washers. Then I installed the old hopper lid to the new hopper extension.

    The hopper is sealed very well and works great. We have put these extensions on four other stoves that belong to family and friends, each one of us used the bolts when we installed them, as we do not plan on removing them.

    When your hopper arrives you will have to decide how you plan to install it.

    Good luck I think you will really like it.

    Here are a couple of pictures of the bolt pattern (located at the red & blue markings) and where the silicone sealant was placed (yellow marking).

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  7. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Thanks Old Coot!
  8. smoke show

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    Here she is installed.

    No time to try it.

    Took 45 mins from start to finish.

    Read the directions then did it my way.

    Seems to be a quailty product.

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  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    How much more can you fit in now?

    Even though it holds more I bet you still check just as much as before! ;-)
  10. smoke show

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    60# for a total of 100# thats what they claim.


    Well it is in the basement, I can fondle the quad without leaving the living room. :)
  11. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    We all expected it to be done that way, but please, tell us how the lid got put on the right end of the extension? (... bear is making a very fast entrance into his smoke and TND proof shelter and shutting the door ....)
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    My ten year old son was helping.
  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Glad someone who has a clue was available in a consulting role.

    Looking good there smoke show, that will come in handy.
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    My wife wasn't home.
  15. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You sure lucked out then.
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