How do you reset the side panel to the left of the Defiant side door?

Tweezerman Posted By Tweezerman, Feb 12, 2018 at 9:49 PM

  1. Tweezerman

    Tweezerman
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    I was cleaning creosote accumulation and the side panel to the left of the side door of my 1975 Defiant Stove pushed in and I removed it to find myself behind the fire wall. I thought that was great because a pile of creosote had accumulated back there so I shop vacuumed it out. Then I went to put back the side plate and my troubles started. I don't want to remove the chimney - since it was a pain to install it. For the life of me I could not get it to fall in place. See picture of the part. I could not find any diagram anywhere showing me how this pieces assembles into the stove.
     
  2. fbelec

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    good question. i had to clean up the area with a wire brush or a small wire wheel on a cordless drill then a big bead of furnace cement on both sides. but i would like to hear how defiant3 does it.
     
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  3. defiant3

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    Um, yeah so what this means is that the fireback has begun to warp just a bit, enough that it doesn't hold the plate in there anymore ( the plate shouldn't actually be removable). So the real fix is a rebuild. Short of that, you'll just have to get creative. Frank is a better source than I am, I just tell people get a IAI fireback kit with the new style left end/door! I find there isn't much you can't fix though with enough Ibuprofen and furnace cement!
     
  4. fbelec

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    sometimes lots of Ibuprofen;lol
    defiant3 is spot on mine first moved when my fireback just started to warp. i did the clean and cement thing and that held for 3 years til the fracture really took off
     
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