Homestead Baffle Replacement

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RobertsMGB

New Member
Oct 1, 2021
2
Rensselaerville, NY
I've read a lot of posts about baffle replacement but I haven't seen anything addressing my problem - sliding the secondary tubes to the left!! Have Hearthstone's instructions and watched their video describing a number of other models. I've removed the cotter pin from the middle tube but there's absolutely no play in the tubes allowing them to slide. Is this just too many years of burning and accumulation of ash and grit? Need to use more muscle to break things free? Any tricks on getting the tubes to slide out would be appreciated!
 

DAKSY

Full Time RVer
Staff member
Dec 2, 2008
9,085
Wherever we're parked
Use vise grip pliers on the tube, positioning them about an inch from the left side & rap them with a ball peen hammer.
Let us know if that works.
 

RobertsMGB

New Member
Oct 1, 2021
2
Rensselaerville, NY
Thanks begreen. I have that and was following the directions. It implies that the tubes slide out easily and they sure don't.

DAKSY has the right idea (we're almost neighbors! I'm 30 miles SW of Albany) and his trick worked on the middle and back tube. Still trying to get the front one out.
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
90,462
South Puget Sound, WA
That's a beautiful area. Good to hear you are making progress.