Changing Rear Vent to Top Vent

Cazier Posted By Cazier, Oct 9, 2018 at 6:37 AM

  1. Cazier

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    Hi everyone I wanted to get your opinons on changing a rear vent stove to a top vent. I just bought an old fisher that is a rear vent and it would work better if it was a top vent. Has anyone been successful welding the original vent shut or does the weld constantly break and is it always an issue. I know a good machinist/welder but I don't want to proceed if its going to be impossible to seal up the original vent hole. Thanks
     
  2. DAKSY

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    If you look at Jotul stoves, such as the 3CB, when changing from rear to top, the hole is not welded shut.
    There is a replacement "plug" that fits into the opening, is sealed with a gasket & is held in place with a bracket.
     
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    I would just sell that stove and find a top vent stove. To me its just an old fisher not worth the effort to switch the vent. You should be able to find something comperable with a top vent for a couple hundred bucks or so. Same as what your stove is worth.
     
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