Could this be bent!?

Re: Could this be bent!?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:27 am

It's a used stove,, it can work just the way it is, the bricks will be held in place by the coal in the firebox.. I doubt that he will help pay for repairs.. a used stove is a used stove,, unless the seller said it was 'exactly like new'.. it's up to the buyer to check it out..

That piece of steel isn't structural. it's there to hold the firebrick in place,, I'm sure the previous owner burned the stove just the way it is for years.. he just got it pretty hot a few times and the steel retainer bent up from expansion..

Greg L.
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Re: Could this be bent!?

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:36 am

It's a used stove, for the $600 you paid for it there will be some imperfections. This one isn't a big deal, it's still a high quality unit.
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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Re: Could this be bent!?

PostBy: hyway61 On: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:10 pm

Still think if it isn't cast iron, and is steel , it is reshape-able. let us know how you make out. Doubt the previous owner has any liability on this one whatsoever. Otherwise it looks like the piece could have brick retaining tabs welded on it if you are a perfectionist...providing it is a steel piece.

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