Jut bought a 6039 4 button stove for 600 bucks locally on Facebook Marketplace. Have to go fetch it. Probably needs a paint job but that is about it. Guess I'm in the refurbish business now. 6039 is a true multifuel unit, corn or pellets..
When I get it fetched up. Will be next week sometime. Guy I bought it from is out of town until next weekend. Started out at a grand with venting but I don't want the venting. Have plenty of extra vent pipe in the shop not being used anyway. I might wind up in the refurb stove business.Hoping to see some photos
Is the skate bearings thing something specific to your stove, or something that is a somewhat universal retrofit for longevity?I picked it up this morning. Been used and abused. Don't look bad on the outside, inside is another story entirely. Checked the 4 button board, all good, but the combustion fan sounds terrible and when I pulled the backer board, the left side cleanout is completely filled with crusty ash. Obviously, the owner never read the instruction manual, probably used it for kindling. Inside it's a mess but all fixable. I've already bulled the door, I'll replace the door gasket and window gasket too. All the guts will come out and get refurbished. Convection blower reworked with skate bearings, combustion blower with skate bearings, all drive motors will get cleaned and lubed as well.
I take some pictures before I start on it.
He had the venting laying there. Asked him what he was gonna do with it, he said in the rubbish so I got all the venting, the standoff's and the delfector hood plus 15 bags of Michigan Hardwood pellets.
It's exactly like the one I already have, manual light, corn capable, the board is running the same revision software that mine is.
I might just put it in my shop instead of selling it. Up in the air on that, but I'll snap some pictures. it's a mess inside but 100% rebuildable.
Well that makes sense. The old analogy about spending $0.15 more on a part would help longevity, but if you add that up over a million units its a lot of money.Skate bearing replace a lot of the sintered bronze plain bearings found in the drive motors and fan assemblies in many brands of stoves. Manufacturers don't use them very much because of the cost and how it impacts their bottom line.
In reality, if you keep the plain sintered bronze bearings lubricated, they will las almost forever. it's when they get dry is when the issues start.
Coming, before (ugly) and after (hopefully cured). Nice thing about pictures is, you'll get to see all the machine tools and fab equipment in the shop as well. I always like looking at pictures. Usually not for the subject but for what is in the picture besides the subject. Digital camera is all charged up and ready to go....lolHoping to see some photos
It seems to me (at least) the the newer units have more skate bearings in them than plain bearings.The Fasco motors in my Vogelzang use skate bearings. I tried several things, but a shot of 30w motor oil with an animal syringe once a year works nice and keeps it quiet.