broken Franco Belge handle replacement

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jasius
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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 10:15 pm

I have this Franco Belge stove and the handle that opens the door simply broke off where the thread starts. I took the threaded piece out but not sure what to do next with the handle: rethread the remaining handle, buy a new unrelated or find somewhere the same FB nice one.

See the remainder in the picture, please advise
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Den034071
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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2017 12:06 am

try kc stoves an fireplace Alburtis they were a Franco dealer at one time . jack

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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2017 7:00 am

Jay also try Keller Enterprise in Northampton they have used parts .jackFranco parts


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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2017 9:26 am

Heat the end red hot and bend it oler to an L shape
Buy an eye bolt and cut away a portion to form a hook and mount it in a piece of wood from a fallen branch.

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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2017 10:02 am

franco b wrote:
Wed. Nov. 08, 2017 9:26 am
Heat the end red hot and bend it oler to an L shape
Buy an eye bolt and cut away a portion to form a hook and mount it in a piece of wood from a fallen branch.
Do you happen to have a picture of one of these? A neat cheap idea/fix.

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Post Wed. Nov. 08, 2017 11:43 am

Here is a picture of the standard tool for shaking down, opening door, hopper lid, and ash pan handle. The hook has been worn out and bent to an L shape which is also worn.

The eye bolt pictured has had a portion cut away to form a hook, and can be mounted to the original tool or a piece of wood.
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