I've been trying to find more info on this stove, and after using the somewhat proper name, still not that much info out there.
And yes, last night I decided to tear it down and re-cement it. Now is the time... I found a thread on here somewhere someone posted. Even had pictures of cementing the sections back together. Very detailed thread... Now, can't find it to save me, LOL...
The dampers seem to be pretty snug yet. I was really hoping to come across some operating instructions, as far as the damper on the back, as far as adjusting in conjunction with the front one.
And would love to see a picture of the shaker handle for this stove. Seems I can picture it from memory as a kid. I looked around the old shop where it was stored, but nothing even looked close. Maybe I was looking too hard.
Also need to find the thread I found last night about the fellow that makes new ash pans. Mice built a nest in this one, so you know the rest of the story... The sides and hardware are in good shape, but the bottom is shot...
So need to get some measurements, and see if he will built me one. Would be sweet to send what I have, and re-use the original hardware.
So, a few questions...
1. Do most prefer a heavy body cement, or regular body?
2. Any preferred brands and types of cement? I found Rutland at Lowe's. It says it's regular body type. And at another home supply, a High Heat brand I believe. It comes in regular body, and heavy body.
3. If I remember correctly, there was a first thinner layer applied, then a second one, then fitted together, then stove bolts inserted.
4. I am assuming the stove bolts are just snugged real good. Don't imagine you're going to get a lot of torque on them with a slotted head. And probably just want it to fit snug, because of expansion. Am I close in assuming this..??
5. As for the curing. Seems I read that the cement was cured in two stages. A low fire for a certain amount of time, then to finish cure, a higher temp fire. Or, does the cement even need to be fired to cure..??
There may be directions on the containers, but I was just looking for products through the stores websites. I may find something more at the product websites...
Probably have more questions as I get into it, but this is a start.
I'm guessing the hardest part will be getting the shell off the firebox. Looked like the shell is screwed to the framework of the firebox. The rest on the firebox I can buzz through with my disc cutter.