rope gasket for a 44/88

rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: KingCoal918 On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:37 am

anyone ever do a gasket replacement on a 44/88?

it looks like they want a 3/8 X 6 rope, but before I make the purchase I figured I'd pose the question.
KingCoal918
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Coal Cooker Model 88
Coal Size/Type: stove and nut

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:33 am

KC, on my HITZER I've upped all recommended rope sizes & it has worked well. Can't really give ya a guarantee, just what worked for me.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:05 am

I would think that the OEM would know the right size to use for a stove they made. BUT, if the latch &/or hinge pins have worn at all,maybe a slightly larger size would be beneficial to get it sealed real well.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: KingCoal918 On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:19 am

I didn't want to presume that Doug Crane was actively watching the forum.
If you're out the Doug, do you know what the spec is?
KingCoal918
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Coal Cooker Model 88
Coal Size/Type: stove and nut

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:39 am

Good , active coal stove reps are hard to find these days ;) i looked at the owners manual for the 44 ,but found no reference to the gaskets.Coalvet might know, he used a 44 for many yrs.,hopefully he will chime in soon.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:19 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Good , active coal stove reps are hard to find these days ;) i looked at the owners manual for the 44 ,but found no reference to the gaskets.Coalvet might know, he used a 44 for many yrs.,hopefully he will chime in soon.

I sent coalvet a pm with a link to this thread.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:05 pm

SWPaDon wrote:
windyhill4.2 wrote:Good , active coal stove reps are hard to find these days ;) i looked at the owners manual for the 44 ,but found no reference to the gaskets.Coalvet might know, he used a 44 for many yrs.,hopefully he will chime in soon.

I sent coalvet a pm with a link to this thread.

Thanks !
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: coalvet On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:50 pm

Don, sent you a pm, didn't realize there was a post about it. Unfortunately I never had to replace the gaskets. Looking at the gaskets on my 404 I'm guessing they are 5/16" round type. Windy can you confirm this?
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404, Harman MK I
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:35 pm

I haven't replaced the gaskets on mine yet. I thought there were those specs in some thread but have been unable to locate them.I looked at the 404 owners manual,no help there either.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:39 am

1/2 " pulled tight (becomes 3/8ths) and will be superior for longer... door gaskets should be stretch tight as they are installed so don't go by the size in its relaxed state.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: KingCoal918 On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:28 am

dcrane wrote:1/2 " pulled tight (becomes 3/8ths) and will be superior for longer... door gaskets should be stretch tight as they are installed so don't go by the size in its relaxed state.


Thank you Doug.
There you have it; the pro-tip.
KingCoal918
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Coal Cooker Model 88
Coal Size/Type: stove and nut

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:41 am

Looks like we brought the stove rep out of retirement to get that answer. :) Good to hear from you dcrane .
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: rope gasket for a 44/88

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:56 am

hey Windy, just got settled in my new house, divorce finally settled... god, long process and I had to rehab the piece of chit prior to moving in too!
ill make a thread of my new place soon to show some of my super fine work LOL. I left all my stoves and parts with my X and kids (so ill be at their mercy if anyone needs help in that regard), I just did not have the space or time to deal with them all but my X is not a bad person so im hopeful she would be understanding about my stoves.

in terms of gasket... everyone says to get the graphite rope now (I personally never noticed much of any difference in longevity), but the cost difference is minimal so I differ to the majority on that. there are certainly some tricks to fitting if hinge pins are worn or if gasket is tight upon initial close (that would take a little time but make a thread if there's any problem and ill try to make some suggestions)
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404