Help to remove MarkIII grate

Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: captcaper On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:35 pm

My center Grate has a slight bow down to it and I'd like to replace it for next season. I tried searching but can't find a post on how to get it out.

Looking at it seems I have to remove the fire brick? Then lift the grate up and out the loading door? If so which brick do I have to get out first to free the others?
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:31 pm

You start removing the bricks at the front of the stove. Remove the bolted bracket that holds the front fire brick in place and work your way around to the sides. There are two brick stubs in the front corners that hold the side bricks in place. Then you lift out the grates as you mentioned.
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:10 pm

Mark I / II / III manual says grates can be removed without the use of tools. But it doesn't say how. titliest's method seems simple enough.
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: captcaper On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:40 pm

Hope the bolt isn't frozen in from all the heat this winter.
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:56 pm

Well, one of my front bricks has a functional crack in it so I don't have to remove the bracket to get the front bricks out. But without that broken brick I don't know how I could get the bricks out without tools (a wrench) as the manual suggests. If your bolt is frozen, you could also make a "functional" crack in one of your front bricks.
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: captcaper On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:03 pm

Just get a cold chisel and score it good then tap it?
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:15 pm

titleist1 wrote:If your bolt is frozen, you could also make a "functional" crack in one of your front bricks.

With a couple wrenches, you could make a functional crack in the frozen bolt.

The front bracket on my Mark I has warped and needs to be replaced, so I'm sure I will put in a new bolt at the same time.
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: baldeagle On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:30 pm

CaptCaper -- Do I understand correctly; one year on the stove? Baldeagle
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Re: Help to remove MarkIII grate

PostBy: captcaper On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:35 pm

Yea I'm still in the 1 year window until June.
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