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Posted By Jaymaine34,
Sep 26, 2013 at 2:52 PM
So heres the ? I was cleaning up one of my stoves today ( with a drill and wire wheel ) I notice the white crack on the upper right side of the first photo . Papper thin ! Looks like it was high heat silicone . Im thinking it came off when I used the whire wheel . Heres where it gets interesting . I call Quad customer service making sure its not a cracked weld ! Im told they never use silicone in their fireboxes only welds . Ok but are you sure I ask ? Nice lady says let me ask . Man comes on the phone I repeat question . He says I dont think so but to be honest they are all made over seas and I havent seen one myself in 4 plus years . Why not call you local dealer for help ( GEEEEZZZZ Thanks !! )
Call my dealer their installer is out and he would know best they will call me back .
I happen to drive by and see him loading his truck and stop . Ask my question again . He's pretty sure its silicone but assures me it doesnt matter ! If I dont smell smoke all is good ! Just keep an eye on it !!
No one Ive talked to gives me the warm and fuzzy feeling they know what they are talking about !
Anyone know ? I looked at one of my other stoves no silicone .3 weld point one at top middle and bottom . As you can see its got minor surface rust and i want to paint . My dealer says can reseal it but it wont last . So why was it there ? I bought tis brand new !
Sorry for the long story ! I just hate not knowing the ansewers tto things ! As you can see i the last photo burns fine no smoke smell
Heres a close up
They use a high temp sealant of some sort. I think it's a cement.
It's more than likely applied before the two pieces are riveted together. Mine was like that too. After sealing mine again, I noticed no difference.
Don't use a low temp (500*) like you would for exhaust sealing. Use a higher temp sealant or cement. Closer to 2,000*
Thanks Dex ! Just glad I'm not crazy !
Put cement on mine in that same spot last year. Didnt notice any difference.
Funny 3 people have it but Quad says they don't do it ! Gremlins ?
Moey and Dex what did you use where did you get it ?
Sounds like it won't make a difference in performance but I'm gonna paint it so I think it will look cleaner with that filled in
I used a 2,000° sealant. Dont remeber the brand (may have been Meeco red devil). It was like a furnace cement.
Make sure the area is Very clean (unplug stove and use a good fast drying cleaner). I used brake parts cleaner, but whatever you have available should work. Then after applying the bead, use your finger to massage it in pretty good. Mine was still on after a couple years. Stove is gone now. But its at a buddy of mines house. So I still see it.
I used rutland gasket cement didnt work very well.
I picked up some today at HD but from what I'm hearing I'm not thinking its even worth it ? It says to heat slowly . Not sure how I would do that a hair dryer maybe ?