Power Venter Rust

Power Venter Rust

PostBy: imshearer On: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:05 am

Has anyone else had problems with their power vent rusting? Mine has only been in operation since the end of Dec. and I took a close look at it the other day and noticed what looks like rust or corrosion on the lower part of the end face that curves back towards building and faces down towards the ground. Thanks.

Ian, still burning coal in Northern Maine
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Back Vent

Re: Power Venter Rust

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:16 pm

I'm not positive, but aren't most of the vents stainless steel? Not that they can't corrode, but I'll bet what you see is sediment from exhaust gasses. Give Leisureline a call and see what they have to say.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Power Venter Rust

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:26 pm

I think most are painted steel. The outside vents and pipes are all S.S. Mine rusted too. I took it apart cleaned her up and then...yes u guessed it painted the sucker with por15. I can't comment on how well it held up until I do my spring cleaning of the stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

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Re: Power Venter Rust

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:36 pm

My brother in law has the Leisure Line stove and vent. They or the place he bought it told him to take it apart when he shuts down for the year and clean it out with baking soda I think. Something to neutralize the sulfuric acid in the exhaust. The high temp or epoxy based paint sound like a good idea.

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

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