Preventing rust in the offseason in your pellet stove

Augmister Posted By Augmister, Mar 5, 2009 at 8:37 PM

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  1. Burn1

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    Did a quick search for 'rust' and found this thread. Wish I would have seen this earlier!..............

    I ran mine out of any pellets I had a few months ago, and walked away. Last week I notice the inside of my less than 1 year old Avalon is all rusty! Damn!

    Last night I gave it a quick cleaning, wire brushed some of the rust off, and gave the inside a light coat of WD-40. I also wrapped the exhaust with an empty pellet bag and will pick up some baking soda today to put inside the stove.
     
  2. strangemainer

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    ...same here rust on a one year old stove!

    DAMMIT!
     
  3. strangemainer

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    So after you spray in the pam, do you leave the door ajar, or close it for the summer?
     
  4. strangemainer

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    Am I having a blond moment?
    is this a ridiculous question or something?
    ???
     
  5. strangemainer

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    whatever
     
  6. newf lover

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    For what it's worth, I sprayed my stove with PAM, also put a moisture absorber (DampRid) in the ash pan, plus I covered the exhaust with tin foil, then put a freezer bag over it, and taped it tight around the pipe. I closed the door. There are some people on this forum who do nothing, and say they have no problem. I didn't want to chance it and it really only took a total of 10 minutes to do.
     
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