Axeman Anderson 130m - Asbestos?

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Post by jjcme101 » Sun. Apr. 21, 2024 3:32 pm

Hi everyone, I've got an Axeman 130-m I'm trying to refurbish. Specifically, I'm trying to get off the plate covering the burn chamber and replace that as it's very rusted and allows fly ash to escape when running. I noticed there is a cloth-like material between that and the stove. Is there any chance that could be asbestos? The stove was installed in the late 1970s and I believe (according to the plate on the front) was manufactured in 1975. Figured I should check before proceeding with my project. Thanks for any advice!

 
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Post by StokerDon » Sun. Apr. 21, 2024 6:33 pm

Welcome!

It's hard to say what people put on there over the past 50 years but from the factory, it would have been a rope gasket. Axeman Anderson is still making these boilers so parts are still available.

http://www.axeman-anderson.com/oil.html

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Post by jjcme101 » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 11:13 am

StokerDon wrote:
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Welcome!

It's hard to say what people put on there over the past 50 years but from the factory, it would have been a rope gasket. Axeman Anderson is still making these boilers so parts are still available.

http://www.axeman-anderson.com/oil.html

-Don
Thank you! Yeah, it's some type of gasket with a fibrous material. Will have to contact AA about getting a replacement or rig something up myself. Aside from the firebox cover the unit appears to be in good shape and I'm hoping to get a few more years out of it.
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Post by Retro_Origin » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 12:06 pm

You've come to the right place to show your refurb project, we love seeing these projects! Post pics, questions and anything else and we're right here to help and have fun with you!

 
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Post by mozz » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 12:25 pm

I think when I replaced my gasket in 2008, I smeared it with high temp wood stove caulking, the kind that sets like a mortar mix. No leaks in 16 years.

 
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Post by jjcme101 » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 12:30 pm

Retro_Origin wrote:
Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 12:06 pm
You've come to the right place to show your refurb project, we love seeing these projects! Post pics, questions and anything else and we're right here to help and have fun with you!
Thank you...I'm a novice at this stuff so I will probably take you up on the offer! I'm slowly learning about the boiler and how it works.


 
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Post by jjcme101 » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 12:35 pm

mozz wrote:
Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 12:25 pm
I think when I replaced my gasket in 2008, I smeared it with high temp wood stove caulking, the kind that sets like a mortar mix. No leaks in 16 years.
Great news. I almost think the gasket I took off has something like that cement on it. It's very hard. Will definitely get some for the new gasket.

I also need to change the domestic water gasket. It hasn't been done in years and some of the nuts are very rusted. Hope I can get them off!
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 4:27 pm

Gently, very gently.

 
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Post by Retro_Origin » Mon. Apr. 22, 2024 5:54 pm

That's probably what destroyed your fan plate gasket, leaking. Good luck getting the domestic coil out without ruining it, it is a very tight squeeze. The surface will likely be pitted and just slapping a new gasket on might not solve your problem. I would post a picture of the surface and someone here can advise how to use rtv or something similar to fill in the low spots before applying the gasket. I've not done this to be of any help

 
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Post by mozz » Tue. Apr. 23, 2024 7:55 am

The water coil gasket is pretty thick, but chances are the surfaces are pitted. Clean it up the best you can and post pictures before you put it back together. Those bolts are gonna be tough. Use pb blaster or a penetrating oil, no wd40. You may have to work them in and out. I think I snapped a few but you can drill and tap for new studs.

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