Estate Heatrola

Estate Heatrola

PostBy: inline On: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:21 pm

I just picked up an Estate Heatrola a couple of weeks ago. I plan on using it as temporary heat for a house we are restoring in the Southern Tier of NY.
I just noticed a hairline crack (1/8 to 1/4 inch) in the cast iron on the lower part of the stove. Can I use stove cement to patch this area?
There is also a gap where the tubes go up through the unit. I can use the cement here as well?

I can post some pics tonight.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo, Alaska, Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: CW, Kodiak, Channing 3

Re: Estate Heatrola

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:05 pm

Please post your pictures. Using furance cement to seal up gaps in the seams is one thing, but a cracked firepot is another. If the firepot itself is cracked, I would be weary of using the stove.

As for the gaps around the tube, I had the same problem on my old Heatrola and I sucessfully sealed around them with furnace cement.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Estate Heatrola

PostBy: inline On: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:00 pm

Here are the pics....
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo, Alaska, Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: CW, Kodiak, Channing 3

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Re: Estate Heatrola

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:24 am

The firepot is cracked, I wouldn't use the stove. The last thing you want is to get a hot coal fire going and have the firepot split and dump hot coals out the side.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Estate Heatrola

PostBy: inline On: Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:48 am

Good thing I didn't pay much for it!
Thanks for the help.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo, Alaska, Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: CW, Kodiak, Channing 3

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