Well, as usual in our household, life took us in too many directions at once to get around to the 116 in the past few weeks. As the thermometer drops here, it has moved back up to priority #1. We had the season's coal delivered last week
and my husband disassembled the stove last night!
We want to make sure the bottom is resealed and we wanted to align the grates:
We initially thought that the grates were quite bowed, but I am thinking now that they are meant to be a bit bowed because, now that they are aligned, they appear to be setting correctly. It took a bit of figuring before I saw the "doo-hickey" that I could lift up while my husband re-aligned the cogs.
We found that there is one larger cog on each set of shakers, lined them up and its ready to go!
Tonight, I will be lining the fire pot with the Noxram while he takes a wire brush to the areas that we will be sealing.
I have been keeping my eye out for anyone advertising an old 116 that has the indirect vent pipe... I missed one by ONE DAY on CL in MA.
We are headed to Rhode Island for the weekend 11/16&11/17 so I will be keeping my eyes open on CL from CT-ME this week. Holler to me if anyone in New England knows of where I may find one. I do have a lead on one down in southern ME and I am in hopes that it is still available next weekend. If not, we'll be firing her up soon without it.