Door Gasket falling off...

Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: aspj111 On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:39 am

Hello all, I have a quick question.I just started burning coal this year, on my new Reading coal furnace I just noticed the gasket coming off of the door.It was fine for the last month and a half until I replaced both of my stoker motors this morning and the thing started throwing off massive heat compared to what it was doing.Is it possible it is too hot and just melted the glue? It did literally melt the glue.I don't know if I should run it tonite or shut it down, the gasket is still on but it is completely loose on one side and half of the bottom....thanks Adam
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Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Reading Hot Air Furnace

Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:25 pm

I wonder if your door is leaking air and that is why your fire is out of wack. Did you call your dealer?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: Grinder On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:02 pm

I used furnace cement.
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Stove/Furnace Make: KeyStoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90

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Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: jimbo970 On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:11 pm

I think you may have used the wrong cement - you need gasket cement
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Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:07 pm

Gasket cement is sticky, furnace cement isn't. Try gasket cement.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: Grinder On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:09 am

It's what the coal stove dealer said to use. I'm pretty sure I saw a tube of the same stuff in a seal replacement kit at Lowes. Anyway, it's still stuck on tight after a week of use.
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Stove/Furnace Make: KeyStoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90

Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:48 am

efm uses spray contact cement. I spray two coats inside the groove, wait a minute, and insert the rope gasket.

You would think that when the unit is fired that the cement would dry up and the rope would fall out, but it doesn't. It's a mystery to me.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: aspj111 On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:21 am

I fixed my problem. The new motors ran so much better I really had to turn the feed rate way down.I went and bought some of the gasket cement and I am good to go!!....Adam
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Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Reading Hot Air Furnace

Re: Door Gasket falling off...

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:57 pm

I remembered after I posted that water glass is also used as cement for rope fiberglass gaskets.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

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