diesel21 wrote:I just had an oval to round adapter custom made and I installed a 6" damper (pic). I am looking forward to using the stove for my first time. While examining My Warm Morning 520 I noticed that the bottom of the fire box (below the grate and ash pan) seems to be made of very thin metal.
What is the bottom of your WM stoves made of?
It seems to me that the bottom should be cast iron or should be lined with firebricks. I plan to burn wood because that's what's available to me. I'm worried about burning through the base!
you won't burn through the bottom and these stoves did come with sheet metal ash pans in them which are easy to make or have someone make. Heck a cut down large coffee can would work if all else fails.
I have been burning wood/anthracite in my 414 the past couple of weeks and there is no way you could burn through the bottom unless you are shaking hot coals at a massive rate and letting them burn constantly.
BTW - a good place to buy some WM parts http://www.stove-parts-unlimited.com/default.asp
. I just bought a grate from them.
If anyone wants fixed hinges or doors I might be able to help out and fix them with some silica bronze, but shipping and time might not be worth it to you. If you know a good metal worker I am sure he could fix you right up for a small price.
I also saw where you had a custom oval 6" to round made but you know the steel pipe they sell at lowes can easily be squished to fit over the oval and still maintain round at the other end.
I added some manuals that I found elsewhere on this forum a little while ago.