backing plate

backing plate

PostBy: lafermedavid On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:58 pm

I have an old rite-way wood /coal burner,works great with wood or coal,,,started back to burning coal this week,been burning wood up till now.My stove is a boiler with circulator pumps and cast iron baseboard.My cast backing plate in the back of stove box is cast and broke.I was thinking of replacing it with 1/4 boiler plate,does that sound like the rite thing.Riteway is out of business and cant find OE plate.thanks in advance dave
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Rite-Way dana 1
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: backing plate

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:05 pm

I'd probably do what you are thinking.... but I also realize the steel won't last nearly as well as the cast iron did. Steel sags & warps when it gets real hot, cast iron remains rigid.
Freddy
 
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Re: backing plate

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:09 pm

how about a cast iron griddle cut to size?
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Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

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Re: backing plate

PostBy: lafermedavid On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:24 pm

Thanks fellas,Can I buy cast iron plate cut to size?Wonder how 3/8 would hold up BPS?Thanks in advance dave
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Rite-Way dana 1
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: backing plate

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:27 pm

Ive not seen cast iron sheet sold. cutting it would be no problem for an angle grinder with a cuttoff wheel.
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: backing plate

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:27 am

if you think it can last the rest of the winter,then has a new one recast then.if it's becomming a problem to your burning make a steel plate then have a new cast one made. And welcome,that's looks like a solid boiler and looks simular to how mine was made.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: backing plate

PostBy: lafermedavid On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:26 pm

Thanks Guys for all your replys.Denise Im not sure if I can find cast plate to work with...BPS no problem,but not sure about where to get cast...My stove is burning fine,but if i could find cast plate I would shut her down for the repair.thanks all
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Rite-Way dana 1
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: backing plate

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:50 pm

lafermedavid wrote:Thanks Guys for all your replys.Denise Im not sure if I can find cast plate to work with...BPS no problem,but not sure about where to get cast...My stove is burning fine,but if i could find cast plate I would shut her down for the repair.thanks all

it's not a plate,you need to send it to a foundry and they will cast a new duplicte.Where are you located(general area/state)to help locate a foundry near you.If it's burning fine i'd wait till summer shut down then have a new one cast.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: backing plate

PostBy: lafermedavid On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:24 pm

darlington Md 21034,,,its broke in 3 pieces,,,but I can give dimentions according to rite way
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Coal Size/Type: nut

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