echos67 wrote:I can believe it is easier to run 2 stoves easy as opposed as 1 running hard. The #6 seems very forgiving and long burn times are a given from what I have seen from running mine a few days before summer arrived here again , 60* again here today.
What is the best way to replace the small spring on a secondary air control or primary for that matter without destroying the little cow-bell style keeper.
Do you just wiggle it from both sides back and forth until it comes off ?
Also on the grate replacement, it looks like a #6 has a grate assembly that slides out to replace the grates. There is one gear "B" that will not allow the entire grate assembly to be removed as a whole. Do I remove all the gears to get the assembly out or just the one gear lettered "B" ? I am looking to replace the 2 center grates "B" and "C".
Thanks for any help Will
Let me know how you make out with that spring. My secondary air on top is loose, but it I do not mind it the way it is, still opens and closes OK, in fact you can move it with bare fingers even hot, may not if it was tight and hot.
Ah, the B and C grates are always the ones to go. I replaced mine this summer... speaking of which, part of the beauty of the No. 6 is that I am running it right through the warm weather (why? because it is still 40s at night) shutting down the primaries fully. Hums along on low without much coal use. I have 218 on the body right now with 110 on the pipe. Full load of coal, blue flames, and air all closed up. I am sure my stove is not even as tight as William's who has completely resembled his. Still the primary air vents give remarkable control. There is big difference between closed and open 1/8 inch or even 1/16 inch.
I think you will find when you pull the whole assembly forward just a bit, if the B gear hits you can reach back with your hand underneath and tilt the back of the whole tray up and get clearance to slide it out, or if that does not work just tilt up the B grate from the back.