In an attempt to adjust my door handle, the bolt snapped! It looks like the original handle. Is there a way to put a new bolt in? or do I need an entire new handle assembly? Anyone know if they are generic or do I need to buy one specifically for the Gibraltar?
I don't know how they are built, but if "somebody" put the thing in there, somebody else should be able to do the same thing. Put a picture up. Does the bolt screw out of the casting? I'm sure it wasn't cast with a bolt thread sticking out.
As I said, my guess is, that the 4" threaded rod, was threaded steel, screwed into a cast iron handle. You'll have to inspect it carefully and see if it seems separate and will it screw out of the handle?
You should have no problem having a welding shop weld a new piece of threaded rod on there and grind it down flush to fit through the door and grind the flat to accommodate the D in the flat bar. They should cut it shorter first so you will have enough threads to work with for adjusting the handle. Get a new piece of threaded rod, nuts, and lock washers from Home Depot or a hardware store and bring it to a welding shop. That's a relatively small job.
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Not really but if you go with the bolt method like Dallas suggested, you could get a hardened one if you feel better about it. Think about how much heat your stove will produce compared to the heat of the welder. You won't have a problem.