Replacing Auger Tube

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rocketjeremy
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Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 9:33 am

So I did a full burner plate replacement the other weekend and they are look good and burning good!! However, right after I started to snap more shear pins then I'd care to and is healthy. At stokerman's suggestion (this guy is seriously the man!) I took a look at where my auger pipes come together under the coupler. Well ders you're problem! :x

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Any suggestions as to what is the best way to go about it? Am I correct in stating that it is just 2" pipe? It looks to me like it was just a steel black pipe or something they used for it originally. I'm sure something like stainless steel would be nice...I think I saw posts about that before on here. Problem is this baby is my only source for domestic hot so I kind of want to get it up and running again tonight. Hell they also want a low of 37 this weekend here too which is getting chilly with an infant in the house.

Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated!!

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Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 10:03 am

2" steel pipe will get you back in business. Stainless is a better choice if you can find some locally.

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Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 10:11 am

Thanks for the advice!! How does the stoker side of the pipe look? It's not perfect but not really as rusted as the other side obviously is. Should I leave that pipe as is? Hit it with some paint before I put it back together? Take the grinder to it and try and true up the end a bit and then paint? I'm gonna take a look for stainless locally if not maybe put that on my spring project list for when I shut it down for a good cleaning. I might put steel in now to get me back in hot water and then get stainless and do a replacement during spring cleaning to nice shiny stainless.

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Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 3:26 pm

The aluminum pipe doesn't look so bad. Get Schedule 40 steel or SS. In a pinch, use any 2". I even knew a guy who used PVC Sch. 40 for years. Bin pipe only.

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