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New- Locking Gas Door Rods, in stock

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Well, I started. I got one screw off each rod on the door. They came off quite easily, in fact. My sockets are too thick to go on top of the other ones - the nuts are right next to the rod. Will need an open-end box wrench (9/32"), but of course I don't have one that size in my toolbox. It wouldn't be a project without at least one trip to the hardware store! 

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I just finished mine, I used a small, left handed crescent wrench. I do suggest to others who plan on doing this change to take a picture of the old rods in place before removing, there is only one way the rods go.


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That would be cool, seeing as it's a "tweener" - between 1/4" and 5/16", so it's an odd size that most sets won't have. 

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Update: Got the 9/32" wrench and it worked like a charm. The whole process took less than 15 minutes. Followed Robert's advice - took the old rods off one at a time -replaced with the new one before doing the second one. A dab of blue LocTite on the threads and spin on the wing nuts. Easy, peasy! This puppy ain't going nowhere anytime soon! 

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Hey Dennis, what about something similar for the main draft door? I very rarely open mine other than the vents, and that's to clean the ash that fallen in there blocking the door from sealing well.


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15 hours ago, 5698k said:

Hey Dennis, what about something similar for the main draft door? I very rarely open mine other than the vents, and that's to clean the ash that fallen in there blocking the door from sealing well.


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Are you using the solid sheet ash/heat deflector?  If so ash should not be able to reach the draft door frame..

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Yes, I'm using the solid deflector, but over time, small amounts of ash make it to the door. It's a maintenance item for me to occasionally remove the door, clean the inside of the door and clean the frame itself with a wire brush.


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I see no need for the front but that's just me when I clean out Ora I remove the front and do a thorough clean to easy takes less than 5 min

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On 4/5/2017 at 7:56 PM, 5698k said:

Yes, I'm using the solid deflector, but over time, small amounts of ash make it to the door. It's a maintenance item for me to occasionally remove the door, clean the inside of the door and clean the frame itself with a wire brush.


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Do you have the curved side up on the heat shield? 

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5 hours ago, 5698k said:

The curved side is up, with the lip fitting under the fire ring.


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:-) you can tell it has been a while since I had to pay attention to it...

 

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