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 . 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.