vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:09 pm

if you're going to "go go gadget" on the riteway,

weld the flue exit at the fire brick level shut, and cover that spot with brick.

close up the holes in the combustion flue. leave the louvers for secondary, they do a good job.

set up a series of stops to regulate how far the by pass is open at any given time.

no matter what, if you get a "brick full" load of coal burning in that stove you ain't stayin in a 2 car garage with it.
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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:28 pm

If Ihave any #37 pieces you want you can have them for postage cost.
Have all the internals except for top slide damper.
Let me know, I 'll see if I have some pics to show. :)
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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: rustyrelics On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:33 pm

[quote="McGiever"]If Ihave any #37 pieces you want you can have them for postage cost.
Have all the internals except for top slide damper.
Let me know, I 'll see if I have some pics to show. :)[/quot

lets see what you have, I need 2 firebricks and one brick retainer for starters. you can PM me if you want
Last edited by rustyrelics on Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: rustyrelics On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:08 pm

well I don't have to tear down this Riteway any further, to find out why I saw light in the bottom of main draft control valve, when shining a light from the top of the flue. The only thing separating the intake draft from the upper exhaust portion of the flue, is the angled firebricks that make up the mid level combustion flue exit. and if those bricks are not sealed with cement, those 2 passages are going to be "talking" to each other, main draft air leaking into combustion flue, or vice versa. Mc G's picture says it all. there is no steel separator plate there. actually there should be.

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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: rustyrelics On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:38 pm

there should be a thin metal plate for the angled bricks to lay on, to divide the exhaust flue from the lower main draft area. if I was designing the stove it would be welded in place to seal it. just laying bricks there ? what were the designers thinking ?

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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: rustyrelics On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:41 pm

looks like Hitzer 82 beat me to it, they put an above fire draft knob on the door like I said

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but I'll see that and raise them...all thats needed for an old Riteway, is a Hitzer 82 fire door w/draft knob, to upgrade it
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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: ohabanero On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:40 pm

Rusty where in the world are you? There's a model 37 in state college pa on Craig's right now which I just emailed the seller about. Didn't buy that one did you? I asked them to send me grate pics. I can forward to you if interested ??
Mark in pa
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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:23 pm

He won't be answering you. :lol:
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Re: vintage Riteway Model 37 teardown inspection

PostBy: rouxzy On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:33 pm

I owned this same Riteway about 30 years ago and burned mostly wood in it, because when I did burn coal it blew me out of the house. If I remember correctly the owners manual stated to set the thermostat so that the damper was never completely closed when burning coal. This was done by shortening up the chain a bit.
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