Hitzer 503 insert damper

Hitzer 503 insert damper

PostBy: hitzer503man On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:11 pm

While cleaning out my insert today a large recktangle piece if metal came off from back behind my hopper...From reading forums I assume it is my damper, How does this attatch?? It is going to get cold here again Tonight & I am not sure what to do as this is just my second year with the insert. I am not sure how long it was out of place for, I just dont want to do any damage to the Stove. Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks,

John.
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Re: Hitzer 503 insert damper

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:20 pm

Flat, Round? do you have a picture?
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Re: Hitzer 503 insert damper

PostBy: hitzer503man On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:32 pm

It is a recktangle 9 by 6 inches and is somewhat curved, It lookd a little warped. I will try to get some pictures up on here when the wife comes home.It was propped up against the top back right of my insert, I had to turn it to get it out...Do you know how the damper is attatched, if that is what this piece is...
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Re: Hitzer 503 insert damper

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:40 pm

The newer 503 stoves have a handle to open/close the internal damper. On the older [prior to this year] 503's there was an available fixed damper/insert that slid in place in the exit flue area and reduced the opening into the flue..
Just keep trying different postions with the plate,, it will fit in somehow. I have never seen a photo of the fixed reducer installed,, sorry.

Maybe someone with the older model 503 has some instructions and insight.

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Re: Hitzer 503 insert damper

PostBy: hitzer503man On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:47 pm

It looks as if it just sits up there like you said, I was poking around there with the shop vac & must have knocked it out of place. I appreciate your help.

John.
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Re: Hitzer 503 insert damper

PostBy: hitzer503man On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:22 pm

That was it...it just sits up there on a ledge, I had to take off the hopper extension & then I was able to see.
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Hitzer 503 insert damper

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:45 pm

Glad to help..

Stay warm,

Greg L
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