rebuild

  1. J

    Gap between Refractory Assembly & Fireback after regasket

    This year I rebuilt my Winterwarm small for the second time replacing the fireback, damper housing, throat hood and Refractory Assembly. Added 3/8" new gasket from a kit to the same pieces. I did tighten, using a socket, as much as I could. There is a gap between my Refractory and the damper...
  2. A

    Reassemble a Jotul F118 Black Bear

    Hi all, I recently acquired a Jotul F118 Black Bear (Manufactured in 2008) and have disassembled it completely. The top baffle was warped and both side baffles had hair line cracks. I have ordered the new baffles, new gaskets/glue, Hearthstone cement, and Stove Bright flat black paint. After...
  3. Ryhder

    DIY Fix harman distribution blower without replacing!

    Hello , after having a distribution blower failure on my Harman XXV I decided to tear it down and attempt to repair whatever may broken inside, I searched for any info on repair / rebuilding the electric motor but found only suggestions to replace it. In the spirit of saving $200 and possibly...
  4. A

    Vermont Castings Resolute III Rebuild

    Well...here we go! I bought an older VC Resolute III and upon my first fire...smoke leaked from everywhere! Rebuild time! This is my first attempt. I ordered a new gasket kit and new cement. Today I completely disassembled the stove & started removing the surface rust. This will be a tedious...
  5. J

    1977 Vigilant rebuild advice please!

    I have a 1977 with a two piece fireback that stopped working last winter. We would build up the fire, open the secondary air, close the door, it would be at temp, but as soon as we closed the damper the fire would start to die. Upon inspection, I found that there was a gap between the bottom...
  6. modestholdings

    Hearthstone II Rebuild, with Questions

    A couple of years ago I purchased my late grandfolks' place from my dad and aunt. While the house has had many different heating sources over the years, I only remember a 10,000 BTU space heater and the Hearthstone II that has been the centerpiece of the living room since about the time I was...
  7. F

    Hearthstone III find looking for some guidance!

    So lucky me, while trolling the Internet I found this... how some like me would say a BEAUTY. Cost? Just the gas to pick it up. In my book, I consider that "ahead". So now down to the nitty gritty and hopefully some help from some hearthstone III veterans, or newbies who own one of these...
  8. J

    refinishing a lange mo. 6302 with a porcelain enamel.

    I'll start by saying I'm new to this site, and to posting on any forum altogether for that matter so bear with me. It might be a little silly But this stove has a lot of sentimental value to me and didn't get messed up until it was in my possession and I would like to bring it back to its...
  9. S

    Chimney Rebuild

    I recently purchased a 115 yo house that has 2 fireplaces. The previous owners decided to raise the roof for added floor space and dismantled the brick chimney to about 2 feet below the roofline in the attic. I was wondering what my options might be. Can a cap be used on the terminal end and...
  10. H

    Need for rebuild of older encore 2550

    I'm just starting the process of rebuilding an older 2550 and have already been stymied at step 2! The lower fireback will not come out! Either there is a great amount of buildup on the side walls or the back somehow is larger.....This all started when cleaning and reading forum posts and I took...
  11. K

    intrepid II rebuild?

    After MUCH searching on-line, it seems that the only rebuild manuals available are for larger VCs than the Intrepid -- maybe nobody thinks it is worth rebuilding this little guy. 1. Any Intrepid II rebuild manuals out there? (I think that I have a 1308, although I haven't entirely nailed that...
  12. E

    Which joints to seal/cement a Jotul 118B?

    Hello, I recently bought a Jotul 118B in very good condition, however, it came in pieces and I've never put a woodstove together. I believe i have the right sealants and cements (though any thoughts on brands, etc would certainly be welcome) but am not sure which joints to caulk. All...
  13. M

    Rebuild a Jotul Firelight 12 or replace Englander NC-30 or ?

    Greetings fellow wood stove owners. I hope to stay as warm as many of you and sit down by a beautiful fireplace and keep myself and my family warm. But I have a problem.... I have a 1997 Jotul Firelight 12. I need to replace the following: the back plate the inner back plate inner top...