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Think its time for a new cat???

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by hydes2004, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. hydes2004

    hydes2004 New Member

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    Lol this thing is beat

    Doing a complete overhaul of my winter warm. Yummy. Refractory is also shot.

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  2. topoftheriver

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    Sure looks like it, wouldn't you say?
  3. TheBaron

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    Whoa... That definitely looks beat. I'd imagine you noticed your performance drop off after it got like that.

    How old is the stove and is this the first time with the cat out?
  4. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate Feeling the Heat

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    $$$$$$$:eek:
  5. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    VC parts are pretty pricey, I believe.
  6. Jack Fate

    Jack Fate Feeling the Heat

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    more like insane
  7. hydes2004

    hydes2004 New Member

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    Ya they are. Not doing a huge overhaul

    Just replacing all the gaskets refractory, cat and sweeping the chimney. Should finish tonight and put her back in the fireplace in the am.
  8. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Jeez that CAT is shot.
  9. claybe

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    What stove is that?!?!
  10. FPX Dude

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    yah, time for new one.
  11. hydes2004

    hydes2004 New Member

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    Vermont castings winter warm large
  12. hydes2004

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    OK question time. My refractory was so badly damaged I couldn't tell how it was setup. The new one I believe goes into place like this, access panel and cat on top. That's what the manual is saying.


    Now the weird question I have is that on the back of the stove where the refractory goes in, there is a protruding screw. I'm guessing that it pokes a hole through the refractory to keep it in place???????

    Help me please lol

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  13. hydes2004

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    ok, its not a screw, it looks like some type of probe

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