Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:52 am

Well, just got off the phone and the steel yard isn't going to weld a bar across the bottom of the pot. They claim that they will run the risk of breaking the two tabs in question off due to rapid heating and cooling. I guess since they aren't heating the entire pot it runs a greater risk of being broken just working on two tabs.

I'm going to just run the pot the way it is now without the bar for the time being. I still have the door, lid and shaker rod to buy from Larry so in a few weeks I may add the pot to it.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:10 pm

You could probably make your own bar and just bolt it in.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:32 am

Yeah, I was thinking about that. I might take a look at it.

I have another question. The thermometer I bought is magnetic but it also came with a screw to screw it into the stove/pipe would it be a good idea to actually drill a pilot hole in the side of the stove and screw the thermometer to it? I know that after a few months of the stove being heated up the magnet will lose it's magnetism I also noticed it has holes for wire I could tie it on there.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:52 am

I have never had the magnet fail on a thermometer...
But then I have never had the stove to cherry red either...
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:27 pm

Neither have I. But magnets do lose their magnetic properties when heated. It doesn't happen all at once but over time.

I was just curious to know if I should use the supplied screw to attach the thermometer or not worry about it.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:08 pm

Those thermometers are pretty cheap so I just replace them each fall.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:42 pm

My thermostats are between 2 and 20 years old...
Have yet to have one drop...
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:19 pm

I did have one explode on me though. Not really sure what happened with it though but I heard a pop and I turned around and the needle was laying on the floor. I picked up put it back on and it was good to go. It was the weirdest thing.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:49 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:My thermostats are between 2 and 20 years old...
Have yet to have one drop...

I've never had one to fall either, but; I wonder how accurate they are after a year or two of use.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:08 am

I can't imagine very. The one on my wood burning stove is probably 3 years old and when it reads 500* if I put my digital thermometer on it it says its closer to 600*.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:23 pm

Got the stove all cleaned up and base painted in black. Here are the pics.
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Inside is painted a Charcoal Black as opposed to a true black.
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This is a test spray of the Mahogany Red. It is still wet. Its a little redder than the top of the can makes it look. But overall, I think it's going ot look nice.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: DOUG On: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:46 pm

Looking Good! I'm anxious to see what it looks like painted another color other than flat black. Are you going to keep the cast iron parts with stove polish? I think that would be a nice contrast. Look forward to more pictures. Keep up the great work! :)
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:12 pm

Yes, the legs, top and secondaries will be polished black.
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:11 pm

IOF, The Chubby is looking very nice. I too will be looking forward to seeing it a different color. Nice choice of color BTW.

Keep up the good work.

JB
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Re: Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 x 800 but still HUGE.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:17 pm

Thanks. I was going to throw a coat of the red on today but it started to down pour as soon as I sprayed the test spot. I should be able to paint it this week.
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