Hearthstone ii restoration newbie

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Catchfraaz

New Member
May 28, 2022
3
Michigan
Greetings! I’m deeply appreciative of all the knowledge I’ve found on this thread. I just found a hearthstone ii at a garage sale sonI grabbed it to restore and use at our little cabin. Broke it all down today. The cast is a little rusty but should clean up OK
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A number of the stones are broken. My plan is to cut new ones as I have good access to soapstone. Question 1…has anyone ever had full side pieces fabricated instead of using tiles/smaller pieces? Is that a bad idea?

Question 2, what’s the best source for internal parts? The top and back plate are both trashed and need to be replaced.
Also…is this baffle serviceable or do I need to replace it too?
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begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
93,188
South Puget Sound, WA
The baffle might be able to be straightened out for a bit more lifetime.
I suspect that the larger the section of soapstone, the more vulnerable it may be to cracking. Have you read the rebuild thread of this stove by Kevlar_vw?

 
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fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,311
Massachusetts
use the baffle like it is if it gets in the way then replace it. i had it made at a welding/metal shop if you can't find one when its time.
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
93,188
South Puget Sound, WA
The baffle may have warped if the secondary burn tube has ruptured. That can make a hot spot in the middle.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Secondary tube is about the only internal that is still in good shape.
That's unusual. It may have been replaced. Feel around the back of the tube for a split.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,311
Massachusetts
that is the way mine was when i bought it. mine was just run too hot. all the plates inside had to be changed and the baffle. mine was sagging way to much. the side door was leaking air and someone put in two panes of regular glass instead of ceramic glass so both cracked and it was leaking air from there and air was getting in where the secondary pipe was run thru the side stone. tech support at hearthstone says that the stove should not be run more than 550 degrees on the center stone, mine would run with the air shut down all the way at 750
 
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defiant3

Minister of Fire
Dec 23, 2010
998
No. NH
You're not the first to look for alternatives to the ridiculously expensive cast liners. Depending on how valuable your time is, you may find it most advantageous to hold your nose and just buy them. Take heart knowing that they come with the nuts AND bolts you'll need.
 
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