ddahlgren wrote:I finally bought the Crane 404 though not nearly as pristine as the picture, but it is Craigslist so what to expect. They could not explain the missing shaker handle and got a bit uncomfortable about it. I suspect someone else's picture of a nicer one. I have to pick it up this week as over an hour away and wanted to get a bill of sale parts easily removed and know what to bring to load it. I paid 150 for it and it needs a pane of glass and a shaker handle. The fire pot is free and looks good. The grates were covered in ashes but are free and do not seem damaged in any way.
What do I need to replace all the gaskets in the stove?
Adhesive for gaskets, what type?
Damaged and missing hinge pins?
Can glass be cut easily locally at a stove shop?
Stove door handles ( the wood part)?
I wil take some pictures when I get it here next week and no doubt have a bunch more questions.
if that firepot comes out nice you got one heck of a good deal (i got 8 people who buy that firepot alone for $150 including me!)
door handles i have, shaker handle i have, baffle i have.
if the door hinge pins are broke (depending on the brake if the weld let go OR the pin sheered off, their are a few options... need pics!)
glass is 3/16 ceramic and can be found at a "few" glass places in stock (yes they can cut it to size, edges are wrapped in sticky flat gasket so we dont care about sharp edges or anything like that... no grinding or buffing.... just ask them to cut a piece and hand it to you for a cheap as possible.... expect to pay a min of $25.00 for one piece!)
for the door gasket i use high temp black RTV adhesive (you really dont even have to, but i do and the stove did originally and most the guys here do as well... some use the copper since its temp rating is higher but the fact is... after it sets up and does its job the gasket will remain in place no matter what you use)... i suggest you search here for some great threads regarding installing glass gasket, glass brackets, door gasket, etc. .... some good tricks of the trade save a lot of hassle and id have to write a book here to cover it all!!!
i cant wait to see this $150 baby!!! any cast trim kits? any blower? hurry hurry!