Stove moves while shaking down

Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: steel head On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:51 pm

Hi all new to site. Been burning for going on 4years now. Wish I I found your site when I started burning would have saved me a lot of cursing and scratching my head that first year :cry: but any way came along way since then. Live in a ranch (2009) 26x 58 . 26x24 is garage, 26x34 is unfinished basement where my stove is located with a regular chiminey 8x8 flue. I just have basement door left open all winter and heat rises up. Ok just wanted to give a little info. Have concrete floor where stove is placed, stove rocks just a little when shaking like I said just a little but enough stove will walk a little I think from house and everything settling.Last year I put some cinder block behind stove helped some but I'd rather something else is there anything to put under legs of stove to help it not slide around. I really don't want to install hearth pad on a good concrete floor. The legs on stove seem fine the floor probably just a little un even thanks. My stove was also purchased new hand fed mark III harman
steel head
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon mark 3
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Electric

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:10 pm

Use some steel washers as shims to stop rocking. Bottom heat shield would help to stop heating floor.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
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Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: steel head On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:39 pm

a heat shield? what like a piece of sheet metal ?? tried a piece of stove pipe I cut but still moved a little. I even tried moving out a little. but its either the floor or legs . legs came assembled and they seem tight .
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Other Heating: Electric

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Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:36 pm

Hi Steel Head and welcome to the forum.
You could try to put 4 discs from cloth sanding, placing the abrasive side on the floor.
Did you try to shake with less agressivity (not shure of this word :oops) ?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: Dennis On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:35 pm

do you have any holes in the bottom legs to drill and screw to the floor and welcome
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Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:05 pm

You could use a small steel shim to stop the rocking. I have one under a leg on my stove, was there when I moved in so I couldn't tell you where to get one.

Always could try using a hammer handle stake. I don't know if that's what it's called but they are steel shims used to secure wooden hammer handles.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:39 pm

don't all stoves have solid welded adjustable feet and built in double baffle heat plates?
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In all seriousness... steel shims or almost anything tapped with a hammer & screwdriver under the feet should do the trick (if your moving the stove from this than your probably shacking to aggressively for some reason)?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: Wiz On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:19 pm

X3 metal washers is easy solution
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Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:14 am

All the shimming solutions are good IF the 4 legs are not at the same height on the floor. But if at the same height and on a slippery floor, non-slippery spacer/s is/are needed.
More détails and a few photos could help :roll:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: steel head On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:20 am

I will try to figure out how to attatch pics. I have to run out now. will try later :)
steel head
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon mark 3
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Electric

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:55 am

steel head wrote:I will try to figure out how to attatch pics. I have to run out now. will try later :)


Super we love photos :)
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: MudFlapLip On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:07 am

dcrane wrote:don't all stoves have solid welded adjustable feet and built in double baffle heat plates?
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In all seriousness... steel shims or almost anything tapped with a hammer & screwdriver under the feet should do the trick (if your moving the stove from this than your probably shacking to aggressively for some reason)?



Agreed as mentioned above. I had a Mark II prior to the DS. Both stoves 'wobble' at the legs but are installed similar to yours on a concrete floor. I used a quarter with a penny on top and tapped them both under one of the rear legs with a hammer and walla, problem solved. As dcrane said you may be shaking too aggressively in order to make the stove 'walk'.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Stoves, DS1600WH Circulator
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Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: steel head On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:57 pm

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Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: steel head On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:01 pm

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Re: Stove moves while shaking down

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:21 am

I have basically the same set up as yours, stove on bare basement floor, Steel washers does the job perfectly. If I'm not mistaken the poster above mentioned a heat shield, not so much for leveling but for reducing the bare concrete floors ability to become a heat sink. We are both losing a lot of heat heating the concrete up and it is not necessary. You would think with me knowing this that I would have done it already during the summer but no. :(
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