I should have known better back when I cast aluminum in Jr. High. But that's been so long ago I forgot Live and learn. Should not be so noticeable with paint on it and fire going. JeffThat’s right it’s soft. That’s why it can be cast because of the lower melting temperature.
Your project is fun to watch, and I look forward to seeing the finished product. On the contrary, you are living and learning. If only I can get off my butt to finish my to-do list, that would be great!I should have known better back when I cast aluminum in Jr. High. But that's been so long ago I forgot Live and learn. Should not be so noticeable with paint on it and fire going. Jeff
GeHmTS,Your project is fun to watch, and I look forward to seeing the finished product. On the contrary, you are living and learning. If only I can get off my butt to finish my to-do list, that would be great!
I would but I may not be at this house but 5-7 more years it's hard to retire in Calif. taxes kill you and I could say a lot more but i will bite my tongue. JeffIt could be worth your while to check the prices at a local company that does powder-coating. Sometimes they just want to recoup a little of the cost of keeping the oven going and don't charge a lot.
How many cans of the stove bright satin black did you use? Thanks JeffJust for motivation...I purchased a 52i for a steal last October,sat in the guy’s garage all summer and rusted quite a bit as you can see..but finished product ...looks amazing and heats just as well
Stove bright satin black..on the frame I used rustoleum bbq paint which has a rust preventative in it
Do you have an example of which oils? Like PB blast? Would I spray the frameRust is mainly caused by condensation of invisible water layer on the metal surface. This condensation may be due to a difference in temperature from a hot to a cold surface, particularly when the cold surface drops below the dew point. For example, the rust you see on car exhaust is an example of this effect. There are corrosion resistance oils on the market which are hydrophobic that do work. Paintings the metal is another solutions.
Eeps24 I only sprayed bolts and nuts with PB Blast and Kroil but still nuts and bolts broke off I spent a lot of time getting the bolts and nuts out in hard to reach places now I'm reluctant to try and remove unless I really need to. I would not be spraying oil inside the stove unless your putting it on nut and bolts you want to remove. JeffDo you have an example of which oils? Like PB blast? Would I spray the frame
Of the stove? Would I spray also inside the stove (heat exchanger, etc)
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Well the weather cooperated with me today for the most part. I have all of it done but the bottom pan and under that so not much more left to do and have it primed up.There are chemicals you can wipe on,to prevent the light surface rust,but,not all are compatible with all paints and primers.Any metal that has been "blasted",any type of media,should be washed with mild soap and water.A air hose to dry parts works well.Then immediately spray on some primer.Most people will do sections at a time.And,yes,you can get the primer wet,as if you are working on a large panel,and blasting in sections.
Thanks and yes it turned out great so far. Now the bottom pan and under the bottom pan. Will post pics when that's done. JeffImpressive! What a transformation, huh?
Bob,Looks good.The first attempt was drilling the auger tube,which is now obsolete,as they found the bypass tube works much better.Will leave you 2 links,if they allow it. https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/harman-accentra-gummy-stove-syndrome-solution.45548/ https://hearth.com/forums/threads/who-has-the-gummy-fix-on-their-harman-see-pic-how-do-u-like-it.20022/
Bob,Now do not drill the auger,that was Harmans first attempt,then they found out the hose kit works much better.This site will not allow the link from the other pellet forum site,I will try and copy instructions for the kit,and put here.