Unknown Pellet Stove that needs repair- To Buy or Not To Buy?

Jon McIver Posted By Jon McIver, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:48 AM

  1. Jon McIver

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    http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/app/3537836327.html

    Is this worth my time? I'm new to the Pellet world, but have spent lots of time lurking/reading here.
    Is it possible the firebox could be repaired with some refractory cement, or is it a lost cause?

    Thanks in advance
    Jon
     
  2. Bioburner

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    Looks to need a bit of welding thats not a big deal. The bigger problem is the reason it got to hot. No overlimit switch? Early stoves did not. I would not feel comfortable with this in my home. Shed with constant attention maybe. Exaust fan probably not in good shape if fire got to it too. Are they going to pay you? 25 years old will probably need new convection fan. This is a major project IMO
     
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  3. wwert

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    That looks like an Enviro EF1. If so I would grab it in a heartbeat. It does have a high limit disc, some moron probably bypassed it. worth more than that for scrap or parts.
     
  4. BradH70

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    If no high limit switch exists, it would be pretty easy to wire one in series with the auger motor.
     
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    Still have the main issue of why the overfire. Bad control board? Or the controls all mechanical like a first gen Whitfield?
     
  6. john193

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    My inlaws had a near identical model to this. It worked well but its efficiency was damn near terrible compared to their mt Vernon. It's def a good buy for the price, provided you can restore it.
     
  7. CT Pellet

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    Jon. Even if your time is only worth a dollar, this stove is probably not worth your time. I say this seeing that I am quite outnumbered here, but hell man, its 25 years old. If you want a decent used stove, you will find much better for anywhere from $500-$800 on Craigslist. If this stove overfired, it may need all new parts and IF you can get them, they will cost you more than this. Your best bet is to give the guy the $10, grab that adjustable 45 degree elbow and pipe, (which you will need anyway) and forget to take the stove. Not looking to argue with the others here offering advice, just wanted to give you my two cents..
     
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  8. silverfox103

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    Pass!

    Tom C.
     
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  9. Delta-T

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    makes pretty good boat anchor.
     
  10. moey

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    Its next to the trash buckets, I think that gives you a good idea.
     
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  11. zrtmatos

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    Pass it. You can do better and not waste time.
     
  12. PoolGuyinCT

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    Pass, he is throwing it at the wall to see if it sticks.

    If it was worth a dam he'd fix it. Clearly he looked into getting it rolling and said flock it.

    In his words need work to make safe and efficient. Want a dangerous rove that is inefficient?
     

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