Door handle broke!

Door handle broke!

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:13 pm

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?
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Stove/Furnace Make: GIBRALTAR
Stove/Furnace Model: SCR

Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:57 pm

If I have someone re-weld a new stud to the end where it sticks through the door, would that hold up under the heat of the stove?
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Stove/Furnace Make: GIBRALTAR
Stove/Furnace Model: SCR

Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:18 pm

Anyone??? is this something I can just pickup at a hardware store? or will I need to fix it?
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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:36 pm

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.
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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:44 pm

the handle sticks trough the door and has about 4" of thread that the two nuts lock a piece of metal to. i took it off so now there is no handle. just a hole
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Stove/Furnace Make: GIBRALTAR
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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:24 pm

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?
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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:38 pm

The handle is all one piece. It is threaded on the end.
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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:36 pm

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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: ScottD On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:43 pm

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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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:44 pm

It just needs the end whacked off, at the raised portion and a threaded piece welded back on. Or whack it off behind the raised piece and weld a bolt on.
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Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:53 pm

Thanks. Does the hardware need to be any kind of special metal to resist the heat?
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Stove/Furnace Model: SCR

Re: Door handle broke!

PostBy: ScottD On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:29 pm

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.
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