Rebuilding Cast Iron Waterford Stove This Weekend

Allison145351 Posted By Allison145351, Oct 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM

  1. Allison145351

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    We are rebuilding our 1994 Waterford Trinity Stove this weekend. We had to replace baffles so we figured we would just do a complete rebuild. I am going to get new gaskets today and I need to get some bolts too due to rust/broken bolts. The firebrick was replaced less than a year ago so we are good there. The top half of the stove is already torn apart (this is how we got to the baffles to remove them). We do have an exploded view of the stove for reference but will label parts n' such as we go. The only visible damage to the stove were the warped/cracked baffles. (Fingers crossed)

    I do have a few questions before we dive into this:

    -How far down do we go when taking it apart? Do we remove the sides/back/front all the way down to the ash pan?
    -What type of gasket cement do we get?
    -What type of replacement bolts do we get? Stainless?
     

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  2. jrems

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    If you need replacement bolts, get the cheapest grade possible ( grade 3 or 5). Higher grade bolts are heat treated to make them stronger, the heat from the stove will render the heat treat useless. No rust should form in a stove, stainless is not needed. It would be a pain in the future if you had to drill one out. Use copper anti-seize on all bolts and new lock washers if bolts originally had them.
     
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    Yes, disassemble it down to the ashpan. Use a cellphone to take shots as you disassemble so that you have a visual reference when reassembling. Hearthstone has a great stove cement, if you have a Hearthstone dealer in your area. Otherwise Rutland stove cement in the caulking tube is probably your best option. Put a generous bead down and wipe off the exterior ooze with a damp rag.
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    If a bolt snaps just drill it out and retap. It will help if you know the common bolt size and thread pitch used in the stove. That way you can have the proper tap size and some spare bolts on hand. Use a flat-bottom tap.
     
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    Thank you both. This is exactly the information that we needed. The stove is completely apart and we are cleaning it now. Looking forward to not having to do this again for another 20 years lol.
     

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