rust

  1. FirstFisher

    Questions from a newbie about restoring an old Fisher (Grandpa III perhaps?)

    Hello, I grew up in the city with central heat and air. When my husband and I moved to a more rural area we were excited that our home already had an old Fisher wood stove. We've trying to fix it up, but there is quite a bit of rust and pitting on the surface. Using a wire brush and steel wool...
  2. A

    Rust in Wood Stove - Told I need completely new stove and chimney - Thoughts?

    Yesterday I had a chimney company come to do a basic chimney clean on my wood stove. I've been using the wood stove for over 3 years and have it cleaned each year. This year I had to use a new company and they did a chimney inspection along with the clean. When they conducted their inspection...
  3. D

    Top of Nashua stove is rusted and pitted

    Hi guys, I'm new here and new to wood burning stoves in general. I recently bought a house that came with a Nashua stove and it's been very useful this past winter. I have noticed however that the top of the stove is starting to rust and is starting to get pitted (there are a couple of little...
  4. S

    Refurbishing Jotul Alpha (1989)

    I recently came into possession of a Jotul Alpha manufactured in 1989. The idea is to eventually use this to heat my detached two car garage workshop. I have had zero experience with woodstoves so I am learning as I go. The stove appears to have the majority of parts aside from a hinge pin...
  5. M

    Fireplace flue - unusual blob

    Hi, We've got an unusual blob formed on the external wall of the chimney flue. Just wondering if you have seen anything like that before and know what it could be? The flue kit has been installed new in Sept-Oct 2015 Haven't touched it yet, as don't want to damage the flue any further just at...
  6. 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...
  7. S

    Painting a Defiant II with light surface rust

    I have a Defiant with surface rust. No deep pitting or anything like that. I've been torn between Stove bright or Williams Stove Polish. Leaning to paint...wondering if this process will work......brush loose rust etc away, apply OSPHO, allow to dry overnight, then spray with Stove Bright...
  8. R

    Quadrafire Isle Royal rusting

    Hello, I have a quadrafire isle royale stove that has surface rust (I have an old dog that licks the stove). The stove is matte black so I plan on using a wire brush and vinegar to remove the rust and then re-paint it with stove paint. The question I have is that the top loading part, the...
  9. C

    F500 Oslo rusty new from factory?

    I just got a new F500 Oslo which looks pretty good, but there is a pretty extensive amount of surface rust all over the inside of the top plate. I'm thinking about replacing with a cook plate anyway, so I wanted to see how difficult this is to take out, and was kind of alarmed to see rust...
  10. M

    Removing rust - how far to go?

    Hey Hearth forum I'm doing up an old Jotul F3TD and it's rusty inside in 2 ways: 1. Surface rust on baffle, internal side plates, ect. I've read you can soak these removable parts in white vinegar overnight and the rust comes off with wire brushes really easily. I'm keen to remove rust but...
  11. C

    Condensation on Wood Stove / Outside Air Piping

    Hello. I had a wood stove installed a few years ago. The stove is a Quadra-Fire Explorer II. When I was inspecting the wood stove earlier this year, I noticed a significant amount of surface rust on the bottom back of the stove. I didn't understand why there was so much surface rust build...
  12. H

    Never seen a stove like this..?

    Hey guys, I'm new to the stove world and am hunting for a small stove for my tiny home. I stumbled upon this, which seems too large for my purposes, but I would be willing to restore and sell it. But, what is this? I've never even seen one shaped like this. Is it saveable/sellable? Any info...
  13. T

    Rust spots in a new Opel fireplace

    Hi all, I just noticed last night that there are rust spots in the top of my brand new Opel 3 fireplace that can be seen through the top louver. See attached photo. The fireplace is just a month old and I've only had about 10 fires. It's not currently leaking so I know it came this way. I've...