stovehospital wrote:Here are some suggestions. The liner in that stove is a joke. Trash it and get some new refractory material, Then send all four grates to Tomahawk foundry in Rice Lake and have them cast. The gears on that model are at the back and recast center bars often do not mesh with the gears on the side bars. The side bars will probably never wear out after being recast. The whole grate system is a pain to install on that model since they hang on two little hooks at the back. Best to lay the stove on its back and install them before the liner goes.
How's it going? I can imagine you are flat out right now with resto's.
As suggested, I did trash the old liner and did a brand spanking new refractory job on the pot. (pix was on the next page 2 or 3?) I also did as you suggested and have had copys of the grates recast. You're absolutely right about the gears and frame being a PIA to install. Especially by yourself.
It's pretty heavy to get up in there and hold with one hand while getting those pins in! I got it though and if ever it's out again I will tip the stove or at least have someone else reaching through the loading door and holding the frame up. I didn't recast the old gears because they have wear spots. I flipped them and they are working ok but I'd like to find a set of good ones (unworn) and use those for the new castings. I pinned them with bigger cotters so they don't wobble and that helped too. Glenwood seemed to learn their lesson on the base heaters and put the gears in front which makes allot better sense. Do you know if the gear sets are the same on the 114 and 116 models?