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VC 0028 - Got all thumbs and dropped Damper linkage

Post in 'Vermont Castings & CDW Dutchwest older Models' started by Yellbird, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Yellbird

    Yellbird New Member

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    I was doing some repairs on my Vermont Casting 0028 and while installing the Damper linkage it fell down between the outer and inner walls, I tried using a coat hanger but can't get it, any ideas on the best way to get it, maybe turn it over but it's a little heavy Ha Ha.
    Thanks for any suggestions. Does anyone know if the top comes off.

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  2. geoxman

    geoxman Feeling the Heat

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    Defiant should be around pretty soon or shoot him a PM. He has rebuilt a few VC stoves I believe. good luck
  3. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    Magnet taped to something stiff?
  4. defiant3

    defiant3 Feeling the Heat

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    Don't sweat it, just get another one. Trust me, you don't wnna have to go in there! Woodman's Parts Plus should have it, or I probably have one lying around.
  5. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Hey done this many times. If you can't get the inside side off. I used to roll the stove upside down and shake (PITA). Is the piece you dropped the damper actuator linkage? Shaped like a hockey stick.
  6. Yellbird

    Yellbird New Member

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    Thanks for everyone's advice, turned it upside down but could not get it loose much less hear it rattle so just ordered another one.
    Thanks Again
  7. Yellbird

    Yellbird New Member

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    What I understand I am suppose to to put cement on the "Linkage Assess Panel" I see all kinds advertized, I prefer it in a tube, would appreciate if someone could recommend something.
    Thanks
  8. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    You must mean "access panel"? Any gasket or furnace cement will do. 256040_front500.jpg
  9. Yellbird

    Yellbird New Member

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    Thank you very much, I must say this is the most helpful and quickest answering forums I have ever belonged to. Hope I can do the same for someone.
  10. Alexander.R

    Alexander.R New Member

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    Hi there!

    I just had this problem. Got help from a friend and we just turned it over, and it fell out!!

    Now Im sittin there scratchin my head, wondering how it was mounted. Hi hi hi....probably will figure it out after a while.

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