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  1. thehiggy

    Chimney Repair or Reline?

    I've searched everywhere on the web and found a lot of information (and opinions) but this site seems to be the most well informed. I've tried to piece together information from here or there, but I really think I need to layout the entire situation to make sure all the pieces are accounted for...
  2. R

    Chamber Parging Necessary?

    New to the site - thanks in advance for any help! Long story short, bought a house back in August, didn't have an in depth chimney inspection, just the general home inspection that pointed out some cracks in the firebox. No big deal, just some filler mortar for those. We just had our chimney...
  3. B

    Wood Burning Fireplace - Small broken Piece of Clay Flue Liner - Need a New Liner?

    Hi, Just had my wood burning fireplace cleaned/swept. First time cleaned in a number of years. During the cleaning, a small piece a clay flue liner section (broke off) and came down. The piece fell from a section that is about 8' or so above the smoke chamber, so not reachable from either...
  4. S

    Olympic Franklin '49' Stove - Seeking Repair/Hazard Information

    I am trying to learn more about this stove and ask for advice about a couple issues with it. Is there any way to find out the age of this stove? I understand this is an Olympic Franklin stove and it is marked '49.' I've included a photo of this. The house was built in 1957 and it's possible...
  5. L

    Repair Heatilator Mark 123?

    Hi, we have a Heatilator Mark 123 prefab fireplace, installed sometime around 1969. We had a fireplace company look at it but get the sense they just want us to install a new, energy efficient firebox and arent sure they really considered what we were asking. We know the firebox is missing...
  6. W

    Mansfield 8011 secondary air tubes

    I’m rebuilding a mansfield that came with my home purchase and the secondary manifold Has a blow out and the tubes are completely missing. I’m welding the manifold and making tubes but I need to know the size of the holes and how many per tube? A picture of some ones current Mansfield secondary...
  7. E

    Mt Vernon AE tripping house breaker

    I've had a Mt Vernon AE for 2 years now. We bought it 2nd hand and have been learning the ropes of maintenance & repairs as we go. We replaced the ignitor the first year, the comb blower last winter and the thermocouple most recently in the spring and shut it down for the summer. We turned it...
  8. S

    Chimney Repair

    Hello, My wife and I purchased a house recently with a gorgeous masonry fireplace. The previous owners used it quite a bit, and we are excited to do so, too. The home inspection noted a few small cracks that we knew we wanted to look at, but the inspection the owners had done a few months...
  9. Temple

    Repair/Replace Bakelite Handle for Morso 2B Standard (aka Squirrel)

    The threading on my bakelite handle has gone and it won't stay attached. The part is the "Bakelite Handle 72mm (Part #: 79118300)" I've found it on a ton of sites in the UK for under £10, but nobody wants to ship to NA/Canada for anywhere close to reasonable prices. Does anybody in North...
  10. B

    Hearthstone Homestead Rear Panel Replacement

    Has anyone replaced the rear or back panel of a hearthstone stove? What does this entail? We have a beautiful stove with a crack near the collar on the back panel. Our chimney guy said it would cost $2000 to replace but the part costs $700. That makes me think it isn't easy, but if we could do...
  11. LouCammie

    pacific energy summit in need of repair-is it worth my money-have I been scammed

    I have aquired a pacific energy summit--only to discover the window cracked and then pon removal of the window the peice holing it in was rusted ad fell off..so that needs repair...then i discovered that the baffle has a giant crack in it and just inside the door above is a rusted out hole -is...
  12. LouCammie

    pacific energy summit needs repair-information please-

    I have aquired a pacific energy summit--only to discover the window cracked and then pon removal of the window the peice holing it in was rusted ad fell off..so that needs repair...then i discovered that the baffle has a giant crack in it and just inside the door above is a rusted out hole -is...
  13. R

    2001 Honda TRX90 Won't Start

    It was running well one day, and then the next it just wouldn't start (It has been very cold while trying to start it). I checked spark, it was meh, so I replaced it. After that it got blue spark. Still won't start. Cleaned out the carb (It was quite bad), still wouldn't start. Bought a new...
  14. LilChickieeT

    What do we have here...?

    Happy Thanksgiving! So we live off grid and our main heat source is this coal stove. I have a tendency to shake it harder than needs to be done. (Supposedly) That combined with the fact that the stove is very old and the handle is wearing out is getting me in a lot of trouble these days, LOL. I...
  15. B

    Rebuilding Hearth, need Suggestions

    Hello all, I'm looking to rebuild my hearth but having difficulty figuring out the best method. I've been given several suggestions as to how to go about doing it but would like to get another opinion from the experts here. Info on pic the opening you see with the plywood goes straight...
  16. DarwinsFlinch

    Reassemble/Refurbish Fireplace

    Hi gang... We bought a foreclosure that is also fixer-upper. I inherited a firebox/hearth that I want to put back together. Aside from having the chimney cleaned and inspected, what pitfalls should I watch out for? The overall plan is to install laminate flooring so, should the hearth go on top...
  17. erice

    Is it possible to disassemble a cemented woodstove?

    I have a 23 year old Model 2461 Large Dutchwest wood stove that has a warped inner top and inner top web (parts 5 and 6 in the figure below). These parts still available. However the inner top is cemented into the woodstove structure around it's perimeter. Is there any way to remove the...
  18. BeachBumm

    How to Remove the Top of an Old Lange 6302a?

    I have a great Lange 630A in red porcelain that I've owned since about 1980. The baffle is sagging and I want to replace it before the cold weather begins. I don't really want to take it all apart - just remove the top. Does anybody have experience in removing the top only? I am guessing...
  19. J

    Enviro Windsor '03 - advice for replacing panel & wiring harness

    Does anyone have any advice for replacing board and wiring harness for a 2003 Windsor?This is The Board harness receptacle shows a scorching on some pins (I can post pics if that helps). Service tech has diagnosed that exhaust blower not getting power. But price to repair and cost of parts high...
  20. K

    Just bought Jotul Firelight 12...

    It is in good shape but have a few questions for anyone in the know: 1. After looking in the smoke outlet, I noticed a mouse ate a 1 inch hole on the far left top of the catalytic chamber (see pic). Can I still use the cat chamber and/or is there a way to patch it? 2. Is there a small plate on...
  21. All work and no play.

    All work and no play.

    I was so excited. This photo was taken about ten minutes before I dropped it.
  22. C

    Cinder block foundation cracks advice needed

    All the walls but this one had anchors installed, soil is terrible clay. There is a big straight horizontal on the left and a jagged one on the right, think from previous owners dumping downspout 1 foot away from house and clay pushing against wall. Ive dug down to the footer and looking...
  23. Isabella

    Help replacing bottom grate of Jotul F 3CB

    Hi all, I recently bought this part (http://rockymountainstove.com/jotulf3cbinnerbottomcasting.aspx) to replace the broken inner bottom grate on my Jotul F 3CB stove. My question is, how to I go about swapping out the part? Do I need to remove or decontruct other parts of the stove? This is my...
  24. quickrch

    Avalon Firebox split what should I do?

    I have an Avalon Astoria it is in the limited warranty stage now. It has a split in one of the seams of the firebox. I must admit that at first I thought that the brick back bent on its own. Later I realized that gas and fly ash was pushing back through the exhaust chamber behind the burn...
  25. B

    Name this fireplace (or help me find out how)/replacing refractory panels

    Hi All, First, thanks for taking the time to look at my questions. This is my first time posting so if you have any questions please feel free to ask (as I am sure I'll be missing some piece of critical information). My wife and I purchased our first home in June here in Maryland. When doing...
  26. R

    How to repair gaps around firebox

    We've inheirated my grandmother-In-Laws house and I want to use propane gas logs in fireplace. There is about a 2" gap on both sides and top between the firebox and the bricks on the front. Cold air blows in every winter. I'm going to shoot Dap polyurethane fire block foam sealant in first...