Franco Door Removal

Very popular in the 70's and 80's there is many brands of smaller hand fired coal stoves from many European countries. These can also date back to the turn of the last century. Imported stoves would include such brands as Franco Belge, Saey and Efel among many others.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman, Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000,144.08.02 coal
Location: Allentown, PA

Post Tue. Oct. 21, 2008 4:54 pm

Hello, I need to reseal my glass in the door, the seal is brittle and cracking. It really would be soo much easier to do if the door lay flat on a workbench. The glass is made up of many vertical strips of glass. Has anyone ever removed the door? I have a Franco Normandy type. The door is held with a pin in each hinge top and bottom, can I just drive the pins out? and will they go back together. I also want to replace the door rope, and that would be easier with the door off too!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
Location: NEPA

Post Tue. Oct. 21, 2008 5:47 pm

I would first spray them with some penetrating oil then gently tap the pins to see if they move, I'll emphasize gently because if your crack the hinge off you're going to be in trouble.. If they don't leave them be.
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