Cracked grate in Pioneer should I continue to use

Re: Cracked grate in Pioneer should I continue to use

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:30 pm

maurizziot wrote:After further investigation of my grate, I typical will run an 1/8" drill bit every season. the back of the grate as shown does have
some of the hole that were not punched through by the manufacturer. also you can see inconsistency with the whole pattern if you look close.
I agree differential thermal expansion may have cracked the grate, also I remember putting frozen coal in the hopper, this may have done it
to. at of 130 hole two are plugged. i'm losing 1,400 btu ou put :D. i'm not looking for a free grate. the pioneer has been an awesome stove and doesn't owe me anything
What I am looking for is one of the three dealers I called would call me back!!! and when I do get someone they don't know any prices for up grades,
(ie. new grate, 110 btu grate, 150 lb hopper, would like just to call the manufacturer).



Fixed 570-752-1811 I won't be back till Monday but Matt will be there.
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Re: Cracked grate in Pioneer should I continue to use

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:35 pm

samhill wrote:I could be wrong but I don't think that cast can be punched even at high temps I'm thinking it would shatter.



There not. They are drilled on a CNC mill currently. They used to be drilled on a drill press in the past. One of the first things I did was rebuild the old mill for doing just grates. I ripped out the old Boss 5 system and converted it to Mach 3 system with upgraded drives.
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Re: Cracked grate in Pioneer should I continue to use

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:13 pm

Wet coal thoughts have merit due water pulling heat from metal to evaporate water, increasing delta T and stress

LL's offer to replace after several years of use is too generous

This has been a grate discussion.
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Re: Cracked grate in Pioneer should I continue to use

PostBy: maurizziot On: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:09 pm

I agree, Liesure line said it was under the 5 year warranty and sent me a new grate. These guys are
Awesome, this is what our county needs is customer support like this, in an American made product!!!!
Doesn't get any better. Thanks
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Re: Cracked grate in Pioneer should I continue to use

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:30 am

maurizziot wrote:I agree, Liesure line said it was under the 5 year warranty and sent me a new grate. These guys are
Awesome, this is what our county needs is customer support like this, in an American made product!!!!
Doesn't get any better. Thanks


We can all say "I told Ya so" here on this forum because we happen to know this company all to well here! :clap:
and your absolutely right that IF indeed all Americans & Business owners were like the guys who run Leisure Line Stoves nobody would ever be talking about China or India and we would all be a lot better off!

"Leisure Line Stove Co. for President!" :up:

Having said that... As another member has said earlier... with a stoker stove in particular its the very wise man who keeps a few "key" spare components tucked away on a shelf (this goes for ANY stoker stove!) :idea:
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Re: Cracked grate in Pioneer should I continue to use

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:19 pm

dcrane wrote:
maurizziot wrote:I agree, Liesure line said it was under the 5 year warranty and sent me a new grate. These guys are
Awesome, this is what our county needs is customer support like this, in an American made product!!!!
Doesn't get any better. Thanks


We can all say "I told Ya so" here on this forum because we happen to know this company all to well here! :clap:
and your absolutely right that IF indeed all Americans & Business owners were like the guys who run Leisure Line Stoves nobody would ever be talking about China or India and we would all be a lot better off!

"Leisure Line Stove Co. for President!" :up:

Having said that... As another member has said earlier... with a stoker stove in particular its the very wise man who keeps a few "key" spare components tucked away on a shelf (this goes for ANY stoker stove!) :idea:



Thanks that was very kind.
Flyer5
 
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