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  1. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    I am a DIY guy all the way. So when it came to a pellet stove I knew I would be doing all the maintenance
    and the fixing. To ensure the heat keeps coming, I purchased a few key items even though the stove is still under warranty.

    ESP Probe
    Combustion Fan w/Blade.
    Auger Motor
    Exhaust and burn pot gaskets.
    Control board
    Door gasket

    So why do I keep spare parts? Its a bit of an expensive for sure but think of the advantages.You can get the fix on immediately. Swap in PMed motors each season. For the deep cleans, swap in clean parts to speed things up i.e. combustion/convection fan. The control board was really pricey but if the pots wear out or something else gives, swap and fix up the old board. Much, much cheaper than new especially if you fix it yourself. Plus I figure the parts aren't going to get any cheaper. Yes, some day they will fail. Ask Murphy.

    I am still a very new pellet burner but I think I have my bases covered on the major fail items.

    Do you keep spare parts? Which ones? Why?
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  2. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Your hoarding/prepping. Better be careful.

    Eric
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  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Over the last 3 seasons I have hoarded these. Control board, Igniter, air pump, Combustion blower, Convection blower, Agitator motor, Auger motor, spare fuses, Combustion blower gasket. and POF switch. All other gaskets/seals are locally available at my hardware store.

    I need the high limit switch and I should be pretty good to go.
  4. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Only had my stove installed last December had no problems at all Love the stove I think its a good idea to keep spare parts I was considering getting a few here and there when its in the budget. around how much did you spend on the parts. But i need to add my OAK first should of did more research on here before it was installed. Going to change the exhaust pipe to the Selkirk with the OAK built in because the pipe goes through the roof and i dont want to make another hole. I would think a glass and gasket would be good to have as well
  5. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    I am seeing a reality tv show based on this forum.
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  6. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Hoarding/Prepping?? Be careful?
  7. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Ever watch the show Doomsday Preppers on Nat Geo channel. A lot of the people that were on the show have been "checked on" by the Law.

    Eric
  8. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Really? Geez. I don't think Nat Geo or whomever cares about the "Heat" I am talking about ;).
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Sorry but call me what you will. I can't be waitin on a dealer thats draggin his feet sayin will have it for you next week sometime. Its my only source of heat besides the wood backup and electric(shock when you see the bill) baseboard.

    Good thing if I'm in a bind my buddy pelletdude will take extra good care of me. He knows its important to get me up and going pronto!
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  10. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Comb. blower gaskets, spare (old) ignitor, feed auger, stirrer motor, misc extra door/lid/pan gaskets, original control board (1 bad button).
  11. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    My bag includes keys to the store.
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  12. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Showoff! :mad:
  13. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Pot calling the kettle black. j/k Eric.
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  14. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    Funny that I just saw this thread because I have been browsing amazon for the past 15 minutes on spare parts for my stove. I figured at the least, have a spare ignitor around.
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  15. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    And the checking resulted in what?
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  16. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    I may have done it cheaper.

    I got a spare stove for $500 with all good parts!
    When cousins are 2 of a kind!

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  17. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    I've got some gaskets and a weak combustion blower (original) for the furnace. Going to replace that motor and have a good spare.

    That's it for parts. If the pellet furnace goes down, I can use the 6041. If that's down too, I have the wood eater. If that's broke (not sure what's going to break on that) I go to the oil furnace. If that's broke, I'll let it all freeze up and go to Florida. I don't worry much in the winter.

    Now when my central AC unit vomited up some parts this past summer on a 103 degree day, I was SOL and that sucked, so I can definitely understand having parts around.
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  18. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    2011 BF ( before stove) lost power for one week due to an October nor'easter. I used to take heat for granted, not any more.
  19. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    What are you using as backup power for your stove now? I can't decide between a battery hookup or getting a sine wave ups to clean up the power out of my generator.
  20. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    All I have for parts is a spare fuse......and another P38 in the basement ;):p

    I'm also a DIY guy. I need to find out which failure prone components aren't compatible between my stoves and order em up. Not in a big rush as I have a propane fireplace insert and I ain't skeerd to run the boiler for a couple days in an emergency. During the ice storm in 09, or whenever it was, that propane fireplace saved my ace. This was before either of my pellet stoves were hooked up at this house. Bought a generator the day the power went out. Waited at HD for 8 hours for them to arrive. At the time, I only used it to power my coffee pot, charge my cell phone, a few lights and for a box fan I rigged up to act as a convection blower for the fireplace. I still haven't wired it into my panel :(
  21. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    My backup solution starts third pic down on this post:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/show-off-your-stove.102613/page-3#post-1322952

    FYI...Most UPS's wont condition power in terms of fixing THD on the line. They are intended to cover brown out (low/no votage) or filter spikes (surge suppression). Power conditioners that fix THD are generally very very expensive. I have never had issues running appliances or sensitive devices like computers off my Generac. If your Gen model is capable of supplying power with harmonic distortion around 5% or less under load, I wouldn't worry about it. Same as grid.
  22. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    In IT we cal that setup, "Full Redundancy". Just like saying it. :p. Maybe cheaper...two mouths to feed?
  23. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Using each one half the time makes them last twice as long. Better than just rotating tires!
  24. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Spock....Spare parts?....I'll get you some sheet metal and you can make a whole new stove!!!
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  25. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Or fail faster.

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