Gasket Replacement

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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mplynn
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Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:46 am

How can I figure out what size gasket I need for me stove. I have a Franco Beldge 144.08.02. Need to replace Door gasket and Ash Door gasket. ;) ;) ;)

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
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Coal Size/Type: nut and pea
Location: Kent CT

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 5:18 pm

Just look at the channel the old gasket comes out of and get that size. Be careful with the old gasket as it may be asbestos. so do it outside and wear a mask.

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kstone
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Baseburners & Antiques: Andes 14 crown
Coal Size/Type: nut
Location: plymouth mass

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 7:18 pm

One other note on gasket if it asbestos or not you can treat it as it is and spray the gasket and area with warm soapy water to keep what ever dust is there from going airborne this is keeping the contaminated area nonfryable. ( not likely to go airborne cause it wet and the soap is sticky) even if it not asbestos it probable not the greatest stuff to breath

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