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    Gasket replacement for Napoleon 1402 (?) wood insert

    I replaced the glass gasket in my insert recently and I'm now having issues with overfiring. Elsewhere on the forum it sounds like I may have an air leak (which is odd--the thing seems to burn more efficiently in terms of wood use). Two questions for the experts here: Any advice on how to...
  2. Chill in Northern VT

    Hearthstone iii Top Stones...Cement?

    Hi Everyone. I picked up a barely used little Hearthstone iii this year and we have been using it with great success after a thorough cleaning. We recently replaced the door/glass gaskets. After a day of 65+MPH winds and crazy gusting, I got some back-drafts out of the top of the stove that...
  3. J

    Quadrafire CB1200i

    Getting ready to try and replace door and glass gaskets. Have old gaskets out and waiting on new ones. While cleaning everything off the door and glass frames I found two shim like pieces. Read something that these had to do with air flow. The more I read the more nervous I get. Is it really...
  4. T

    Should I replace my gaskets?

    Hi All, I recently purchased an Englander 25-EP from AM/FM Energy that was factory refurbished. I did the dollar and lighter test on the ash drawer, pellet lid and glass door and there are some spots on both the ash drawer and pellet lid where there is little to no resistance with a dollar bill...
  5. N

    Hearthstone Wood Stove Door Gasket Replacement

    Hello all, I purchased a used Hearthstone Homestead recently and have been working to get it as ready for winter as I can. Here is what I know about the stove: It was purchased about 16 years ago. In all seriousness, that's all I have to work with. I have no records of anything that was...