Replacing parts on a Petit Godin 3720

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buntingr
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Post by buntingr » Mon. May. 03, 2021 4:38 pm

Hi,

Not sure if anyone can help but hoping someone out there can :) We have a Petit Godin 3720 and have ordered replacement parts as in the pictures (attached) but not sure how to remove the existing parts. Not sure what screws/bolts/fixings are holding them in place? We have removed the simple nuts and bolts holding the 2 main parts together but have tried everything to remove the fixings that hold the parts to the main body of the stove but not sure if we are going about it the right way. Would really appreciate any advice anyone could give!

Thank you.

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Post by franco b » Mon. May. 03, 2021 8:56 pm

First soak with Liquid Wrench or other penetrant and let set for a few days.
Then you must use vibration to loosen the fitting. Either an impact drill or by hand using a wrench of the right size. Fit the wrench or pliers to the nut and then while putting pressure on the wrench, tap the middle of the wrench rapidly with a light hammer. Do this in both directions. Set up vibration.

If this fails, then heat the fitting with a torch, and try again.

The old manifold looks good. Why remove it?


 
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Post by buntingr » Tue. May. 04, 2021 10:59 am

Thanks for the reply franco b :)

A part has broken off of the manifold and is coming away from the main stove body so thought best if we replaced all surrounding parts.

I think it's beyond our remit and will look for someone to carry this out for us!

 
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Post by franco b » Tue. May. 04, 2021 12:01 pm

Most auto mechanics have a lot of experience removing rusted on parts.

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