beemerboy wrote:Thanks Jeff,
Because a new fire box is $450.00, I ended up using some scrap steel angle to make a "nest" to hold fire brick (we'll see how long that lasts). I cut fire brick to fit and glued them in place with the black cement "goop" in a tube from the hardware store. All in all it cost me about $50 to get the stove going including a couple cans of paint.
For the baffle I set a fire brick laying on it's side edge along the back edge of the new homemade fire box. Seams to work fine so far.
As for the door gaskets, I went to a hardware store and just got the rope gasket material. And for the glass gasket I got the stuff with the sticky tape on one side, cut it to length and stuck it to the door, I also stuck a piece to each of the straps that hold the glass in. It's worked ok so far.
who the F... is charging you 450 for that cast iron pot? Im getting seriously tired of people getting ripped of by company's who stole my fathers copyrighted designs. I have the aluminum mold to make this firepot and i could bring it to a foundry and have one made for less then that! God i wish my dad was here because he would know what to do =\
anyways, the baffle for this model is simply a 3/16 inch steel plate which hangs and its purpose is to block approx 1/2 the flue pipe opening (to lessen the airflow out the chimney). You can effectively block this in anyway thats easy for you and safe, If i was you a best option might be to simply have a welding shop tack on a peice of 1/4 sheet stock steel to the back of the firebox (the only reason this baffle was made removable for the 404 was to allow for the cast iron firebox to be removed, but the fact is by the time anyone got around to removing it, it would generally require smashing it out with a large hammer and cracking the casting into pieces, knowing this tells you that their is no reason to have a removable baffle because in the end you can always just smake out the tacked in baffle if you needed to.
If anyone is an attorney and knows how to handle stopping rip off company's from overcharging people for my dads products please write to me and you can represent me in a cival action if you wish...