farok wrote:I have a Leisure Line Pioneer, and when I shut down the stove and started cleaning up this year (first year I burned in this stove), I pulled the grate to vacuum underneath and clean that out -- wow it collects a lot of fines under there! Anyway, when I pulled the grate out, I got a 6" section of about 1" wide rope gasket pull off with the back of the grate. I don't remember a gasket behind the grate, but I'm not certain. I could pull the hopper, but wanted to check with the group first if this makes sense or not where the gasket came from. Nothing has been removed but the chimney and grate.
On another note, how far do you typically need to be from a dealer before it makes more sense to buy gaskets direct from Leisure Line? I'm at least 60-90 minutes from the closest dealer. I'll probably need whatever gasket is broken as noted above, as well as the ash pan door gasket (the paint it was glued to on the door flaked off at the end of the season this year).
Hi Chris ,Yes there is a gasket along the back of the grate . The glue wears out because of the heat, if the gasket looks in good shape it can be re-installed using some type of adhesive . It is held in place by it getting squeezed between the feeder and grate . Make sure the gasket is low enough not to impede the carpet . The gasket is 3/16 x 5/8 flat stove gasket w adhesive on one side .The Bottom Door gasket is 1/8th " x 3/4" Flat gasket . It is glued in with high temp RTV . Most hardware stores carry it .As far as buying direct we prefer you go through and support your dealer . You will not save anything going through us directly and under most cases we will refer you to a dealer anyway . Most dealers are willing to help you and send the parts by mail or UPS . We really are not fully set up for retail sales .If your dealer does not have something in stock and it will be shipped to you anyway we will usually drop ship direct to you but residential shipping usually costs more ,and the dealer has to be ok with it . We do try to help everyone that calls the factory with issues that there dealer cannot resolve . You are always welcome to call or email us . We enjoy taking the calls but some days it gets really hectic there.Which is another reason why the dealers are there to help and why they also need your support so they can continue to help . We also welcome you to call us if you see an issue that should be addressed or an improvement idea or just to say hi . Thank you for owning a Leisure Line Stove. I hope this answers your questions . Thanks, Dave