Has anyone ever changed out the P68's feeder weldment. I have a small hole that burnt thru the auger tunnel and Im thinking changing the feeder weldment is my only option and I am wondering what I am getting myself into. Thanks in advance
i thought about trying to weld it, then grinding it smooth so it doesn't hamper the auger. I was hoping someone had changed this weldment before and could give me some hints should i decide to go that route. Stove is a 2008What about a spot weld of you can get in there with a welder?
How old is that P68 ??
Replacing the feeder can be done but it is a job. ;-)
Pic 1 - P68 Feeder weldment
I get some pics BUT what I didnt understand before i started this was.....WHAT FASTENS THE FEEDER WELDMENT TO THE STOVE BODY???? , and the answer is.....the same 4 bolts (studs) that fasten the burnpot to the stove body fasten the feeder weldment to the stove body.......... aka, The stove body (which is fixed structure) is sandwiched between the burn pot weldment and the feeder weldment. Remove the 4 nuts from the studs and viola, the burnpot weldment and the feeder weldment are loose. At this point you ONLY have to remove the hopper to get the feeder weldment off.Any pics?