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VC WWL removing-grate help: rods in way...?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by DeanBrown3D, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. DeanBrown3D

    DeanBrown3D New Member

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    Anyone removed their front grate on a VC WWL? See pic.

    The grate won't slide up vertically - on the right is a plate in the groove stopping it.

    It won't diagonal up and out - its too wide and there is not enough room.

    It can't lay back - there are two rods in the way, one on each side.

    Nothing about removing it in the manual.

    Any help appreciated. It looks like I could remove the two bars if really really necessary, but it looks like a PITA.

    Thanks!

    DeanB

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  2. DeanBrown3D

    DeanBrown3D New Member

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    DeanBrown3D New Member

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    Anyone?

    I don't even see the purpose for those metal rods.
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    saichele Minister of Fire

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    Dean-

    Not sure what to tell you, but on my WWL the front grate slides up freely and will go diagonal (in the same plane it started in) sufficiently to come out. Reinstall is the reverse - drop one side into place, then the other.

    Are you sure you don;t have a cinder or something jammed in there that's keeping it from starting to lift up? Also, note that it's not reversible, so pay attention taking it out.

    I may be wrong, but I think the rods of which you speak are actually holding the contraption together top to bottom.

    Steve
  5. DeanBrown3D

    DeanBrown3D New Member

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    Steve,

    You're right - I went to the shop and looked at one, and it pops right out. Mine must be longer (deformed) than usual, stopping it from rotating out. I ordered a new one and will have to cut this one out some how. (I have a cutting torch if necessary).


    Thanks!

    DeanB
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