Repairing An Earth Stove Wood Stove

May 5th

Repairing An Earth Stove Wood Stove – With regular maintenance component replacement stove, a Stove Earth can provide service for many years. Keep safety in mind when performing any repairs on the unit. Because a wood stove can hold heat for a long period of time, discontinue use of the stove for a few days before attempting any repairs to avoid the risk of burns.

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Eliminate air draft on the earth stove caused by frayed or leaky doors, glass and ash drawer gaskets. To access the ash drawer gaskets, pull out the drawer. Lift the hinged door to access the door gaskets. Remove the glass clips with a screwdriver to access the glass gasket. Pull the old gaskets off; use a utility knife to loosen the material if necessary. Put on the new gaskets. Reduce odors and excess smoke caused by creosote buildup in the wood stove and chimney. Remove creosote residue from the chimney with a chimney brush and from the wood stove with a stiff wire brush.

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Replace firebricks cracked or crumbling on earth stove with new ones. Broken bricks fire can cause the metal material from the wood stove to overheat and warp. Clean all the ash and debris from the earth wood stove. Slide firebricks from brick tube retainer unit; using a crowbar to push the bricks out of place if necessary. Touch up scratches or chips in the paint on the exterior of the wood stove. Begin by sanding the blemished area with 320-grit sandpaper for shallow scratches or 600-grit sandpaper for deep scratches until the area is smooth. Mask off the area that will not be painted with painter’s tape. Lightly paint over the blemished area with high-temperature stove paint applied in smooth even strokes. Apply a second light coat of paint after the first coat feels dry to the touch.