How to replace the spring handles?

How to replace the spring handles?

PostBy: captcaper On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:42 pm

I just picked up a stove and I'd like to change the spring handles. They're on a 3/8" rod. Can I heat them up and twist them off?

It's an old Chubby that is in good shape.
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Re: How to replace the spring handles?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:14 pm

If it is like the handle on my Hitzer, twist the spring by hand in the direction that makes the spring expand. Watch closely as you turn, and you will see the handle diameter expand slightly as the spring tries to unwind. It may loosen up enough to pull off as you twist. :idea:
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Re: How to replace the spring handles?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:23 pm

Same with the Harman handles.
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Re: How to replace the spring handles?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:28 am

Put on a pair of the rubber-dipped gloves for added grip and 'traction' on the handles.. then, as described above rotate and pull the spring off the round steel bar.

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Re: How to replace the spring handles?

PostBy: captcaper On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:00 am

Thanks

I thought I read somewhere years ago you heat them. Anyway putting them back on I should do the same ? twist to keep loose then push on?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
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Re: How to replace the spring handles?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:27 am

Yep, that's the method.. most of the time it is pretty easy..

Greg L
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