I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: nikonmom On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:12 pm

as i was saying, my ash pan door broke off of my 816 Smith & Anthony coal stove and i either need a good cast iron welder or a replacement part, which i doubt anyone has. if you do have a replacement door for this beautiful stove, please let me know. I am near Bath maine. thanks.
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:49 pm

Finding someone to confidently weld it might be difficult. I have a buddy that is a most excellent welder, but he shys away from cast iron just because it's hit or miss. You can do it right & still have it go wrong....customers don't like that idea.

Might it be brazed?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

what is brazing please

PostBy: nikonmom On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:06 pm

how can i find a welder?
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak


Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: CoaLen On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:14 pm

I'd check with a local welding shop to see about their capabilities and pricing.

Extreme Welding & Fabrication
(207) 443-2989
31 Oliver St, Bath, ME 04530
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:11 pm

From my fellow shop owner in Windham, he said to try Timmons Machine in Windham. I realize it might be a little bit of a drive from Bath, but if they can fix it properly, it would be well worth the mid winter trek.




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: nikonmom On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:00 pm

Rick, can you tell me more, i cant get the door off and i will have to move the entire stove.
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:38 pm

nikonmom wrote:Rick, can you tell me more, i cant get the door off and i will have to move the entire stove.

It might be better to take the entire stove to the welder(if possible) so they can make sure the door pins and latchs are lined up togather.I'd first ask the welder first if thats a good idea?
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: nikonmom On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:51 pm

the handle on my car hatch is busted so i cant take the whole stove, but i do know that would be best. thanks for responding.
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:03 pm

nikonmom wrote:the handle on my car hatch is busted so i cant take the whole stove, but i do know that would be best. thanks for responding.



Which handle ?? Can you take a pic ?? I might be able to tell you how to get it opened. That is what I do for a living.




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: nikonmom On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:08 pm

its rusted out, ford explorer neither one opens now....and the hydraulic holder upper has rusted out so they ripped it off!
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:08 pm

OK, I just saw the pic of your broken door.Just take the door parts to the welder,then afterwords your probibly going to need to somehow mill the door contact surface.During the welding process it will warp and need to be surface plained.
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Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: nikonmom On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:23 pm

oh great, what does that mean? if i take it to a stove restorer place, will they know what to do?
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:30 pm

nikonmom wrote:oh great, what does that mean? if i take it to a stove restorer place, will they know what to do?

I'm sure they have seen worse.If your taking it to have restored,ask the restorer if they have a welder that they use.When it gets welded the surface contact will be warped and not have an air tight seal.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: nikonmom On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:41 pm

so if it isnt airtight, wht do they do to fix that
nikonmom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony
Stove/Furnace Model: Hub Oak

Re: I need experienced cast iron welder in maine please

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:01 pm

The ash pan door must be air tight to control the heat output and to prevent the stove from overfiring.VERY IMPORTANT to have the ash pan door sealing properly.A proper restorer will have no problem fixing it or to find another door.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size