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Super 27 arrives on the island!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Cynnergy, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Cynnergy

    Cynnergy Feeling the Heat

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    The PE Super 27 arrived on the island on the weekend. I thought you might like to see pics - we got it with legs and the radiant door. No chimney yet (we're waiting until the roof on the cabin gets replaced this summer for the chimney install), so no burning yet.

    Arrival on the Sealander:

    sunny arrival.JPG

    In the cabin:

    sunny.JPG


    One question I do have - there is already some rust where the ash lip attaches to the stove body. The packing slip is from July 2012. Is this a big deal? Should I paint it? The cabin is right next to the ocean so I'm a bit worried about further rusting.

    sunny rust.JPG

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations. That's not a big deal. Still, given your locale it would probably be a good idea to have some touch up paint on hand. I'm not sure what PE uses on their stoves. It's probably Stove Brite satin black, but ask your dealer.
  3. Seanm

    Seanm Feeling the Heat

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    Congratulations! We had ours installed in October and have it heating us right now, great stove!. I have parents and uncles on Vancouver Island and in laws on Pender, its a pretty region you live in.
  4. thechimneysweep

    thechimneysweep Minister of Fire

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    PE paints their stoves with Stove Bright Metallic Black.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice, Syn. You are gonna like that stove. Get the rattle can that Tom suggested and get it touched up. Rust don't fix itself.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Tom, I was too lazy to look it up. ;em
  7. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Maybe a phosphate coating under the new paint wouldn't be a bad way to prime it? If you don't get all the rust off, it will continue to rust. If you can get phosphoric acid down into all the little crevices there will be a phosphate coating that will never rust.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Matt - without knowing or looking...will the phosphate take the heat? Any danger to gasses? I know the area will probably not get as hot as the rest of the body, but I am sure that some heat will transfer to that area.
  9. Cynnergy

    Cynnergy Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks all!

    Should I maybe detach the ash lip from the stove and use some sandpaper to get the rust off before painting? I don't really want to take sandpaper to my brand new stove _g, but if it will help in the long run, I guess I could.

    I am prone to overkill (I have been driving hubby crazy on the cabin reno), so maybe I should save the sandpaper for the future if necessary?
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    A scrub with steel wool should suffice. Wipe clean and then wipe with alcohol or lacquer thinner before painting.
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    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    That I couldn't tell you. I just use phosphoric acid when I rehab some tools. You bring up a very valid point though. I never have my tools anywhere near that temp.

    Vinegar will work also to clean the rust off as will citric acid. I just don't have any faith that a good scraping with any material gets the oxidation out of the bottom of the pits. Therefore it can return.
  12. Dave A.

    Dave A. Minister of Fire

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    Wouldn't this be a warranty issue? I mean the stove is new (if I'm following this correctly) -- seems like PE should remedy this under the warranty.

    Was following the older thread about the PE firebox cracks, and unless the warranty has changed, it was 5 years parts and labor so PE should be responsible for fixing it on site or for labor to move it. OTOH, if they go and try to fix it themselves without contacting PE first, there might be difficulty in making a claim later on, if it becomes a recurring problem.

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