Green Lange 6203. Weld a Side Burn Plate?

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Seriously4000

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Nov 27, 2018
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Hi Folks. I first posted about my green Lange 6203 a few years ago. That old thread is titled 'Lange 6203 (Green Enamel)'. I finally got this stove installed and fired it up. I was careful to monitor the stove with a Rutland magnet thermometer that I placed on the stove pipe above the stove collar. I also used infrared thermometer that I shot at the top of the stove. I never let the stove get above 500F. At one point I did hear a 'pop' and I figured one of the side burn plates had given up. When the fire finally died down, I discovered this is exactly what happened. As I was careful with monitoring temperature, I don't think the plate splitting was due to over-firing. The guy I bought the stove from had not used it in years, so maybe the side plate was just 'tired'. QUESTION: Replacement side burn plates are $243 at Woodman's. Can I just weld these 2 pieces back together? If not, I was going to have my friend with a metal shop make me a new side burn plate out of 1/4 inch steel as that will cost me much less than $243. Let me know your thoughts about all this. Photos attached.

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clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
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Colorado
I see no reason why you could not do that but I know not much about these things and other people will have to help you on this..Be patient and get ready for the holidays..old mrs clancey
 

MongoMongoson

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Feb 6, 2021
239
Wisconsin
I had some burn plates made for an old Hearthstone I had. Like you are considering, they were made of 1/4 mild steel. If I were to do it again, I would buy the cast plates or go to 3/8 steel. The 1/4 mild steel plates warped significantly. I should note that unlike you, I was not being careful and I am sure I overfired that stove regularly. Maybe 1/4 would have been OK if I knew then what I know now. Even so, now I would go 3/8.
 

Seriously4000

Member
Nov 27, 2018
7
11211
I had some burn plates made for an old Hearthstone I had. Like you are considering, they were made of 1/4 mild steel. If I were to do it again, I would buy the cast plates or go to 3/8 steel. The 1/4 mild steel plates warped significantly. I should note that unlike you, I was not being careful and I am sure I overfired that stove regularly. Maybe 1/4 would have been OK if I knew then what I know now. Even so, now I would go 3/8.
Thank you. Good recommendation: I will go with 3/8 inch steel.