Upgrading the Whitfield Advantage Plus Heat Exhanger Baffle Plate

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, Aug 5, 2018 at 2:58 PM

  1. Don2222

    Don2222
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    This old Whitfield heat Baffle was warped and rusted out. The new OEM baffles are still available from Whitfield and to my surprise are 12 Guage Steel as opposed to the original 13 Guage Steel. :)
    At only $40 it is worthwhile because it looks and feels heavier so it will last longer. The new screws that come with the new Baffle are shorter than the old ones so since mine are in good shape, I kept the old ones. If you really wanted an improvement here, I would recommend some nice Stainless Steel screws since these are not!
    The change out went well and the new one will be easier to remove and clean.

    Pic 1-2 old heat Baffle
    Pic 3 - New painted screws vs old longer screws
    Pic 4 - New Baffle Plate & screws
    Pic 5 - New heavier Baffle vs old light Baffle
    Pic 6 - All Done
     

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