Short Bus wrote:This is the post Lightning is refering to.
The modified shaker is working fantastic, Short Bus
michaelanthony wrote:Hey lou Tractor supply sells that stove.
The last grate I bought was at Tractor Supply.. When I called they only had ONE
LDPosse wrote:I saw the owners manual for your stove on northern tool's website. Looking at the exploded diagram, I would imagine that trying to replace that grate without shutting the stove down would be quite difficult.
Total clean out and start over..
franco b wrote:If you have enough room to file a new square on the end of the grate, then you can use an 8 point socket to fit it and shake.
Excellent idea Franco, but on both occasions when mine broke, not enough left sticking out to file..
LudlowLou wrote:Should I get this repaired? Buy replacement grates? Both.
I didn't attempt a repair.. ALTHOUGH I did read where a member of the forum turned the grates around and bought a 2 inch piece of 5/8 inch steel stock to connect the female end of the handle to the female end of the grate..
(Omg that sounds naughty
LudlowLou wrote:Build a shallow coal fire? Don't mind a shorter burn time, or more tending. I just want predictability.
Your logic with a more shallow fire is for less stress on the square stud right? I think modifying the handle like pictured above HUGELY reduces the awkward forces going on with that grate post. What I do is connect the modified handle to the grate stud in a horizontal fashion, instead of the vertical fashion that your probably used to.
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT - these grates do have a top and a bottom, you might already know this but I didn't for nearly the whole heating season last year
and mine where upside down, it does make a difference.. Now with them the right way, its very hard to have a coal jam.. Before, with them upside down I was constantly fighting coal jams. This of course causes undue stress on that shaker stud. Heres more information on that..Grates Upside Down