LudlowLou wrote:Oh yea! looked closely at your statement "pivot point" above or below the "plane" yes, yes, yes.......the grates actually "sit" lower in their frames allowing for greater clearance when shaking.
Yeah I felt like quite a dummy when that dawned on me
LudlowLou wrote:Well, today I got the new grate at Tractor Supply. Then, dropped off my handle at a fabricator who has 5/8" square stock and will fashion the "Lightning Special" T-handle / horizontal adapter for me.
Member "Short Bus" planted the seed for that idea
LudlowLou wrote:Ever notice that the square bit end of the grate is not 5/8".....they are actually smaller, adding to the play in the shaking function. Therefore on each circumfrence opposite the four flat (ID) areas of the handle, I had.... drilled and tapped 2 - 1/4" holes about 1" apart. I got 8 -1/4" x 3/4" socket head set screws, 8 - #18 internal star washers, and, 8 - 1/4" hex nuts. When I get my handle back, I will add the hardware, then final adjust for a snug fit between handle and grate.
Yeah that sounds good man! While yer drilling and tapping, put some set screws in where the two grates meet in the middle so they will shake the same and won't have that same slop between them that you see with the handle
I read where another member did that. I'll see if I can find the thread. I plan to do that too
Heres another thread with lots of good information on our model furnace -Us Stove fixes here