Broken piece attaching flue collar

Snipedangles

New Member
Oct 27, 2020
8
Massachusetts
I bought an old VC Resolute. The bolts in the back to the flue collar and extension were corroded or cemented on. Could not apply any torque without stripping the head. I ended up having to drill out, but the screw forced the bit off a straight path. I tapped in new threads; due to the odd path, it left little room to edge of stove, and a piece broke off. I can get the flue collar tight, but it still worries me. Is this safe?
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
85,996
South Puget Sound, WA
That looks pretty tenuous. It's going to need reinforcement.
 

Snipedangles

New Member
Oct 27, 2020
8
Massachusetts
That looks pretty tenuous. It's going to need reinforcement.
Thank you for the reply. I was thinking of putting a nut/washer and cementing. Bad idea?

Bumped into a Resolute II for $500. Considering I have to buy a flue collar extension ($138) and the broken piece I am contemplating buying that. Though I like the Resolute I look (top griddle)