Cracked and busted Enviro burnpot liner......

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  1. jtakeman

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    Had all the wifey todo list items checked off and even had all my fishing gear prepped for the next outing. Got out of work on Wednesday and had some sprinkles and showers. So decided I'd stay ahead of schedule and tore the stove apart to do the inside cleaning. Didn't notice at first that the shield for the igniter was mia.......... And it had cracked more too.

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    Smuggled it into work and touched it up on my lunch break. Welded up the cracks first.

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    And then patched the shield back on. Should be good to go for another season or until I can afford to replace it......... :makeitrain"

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    Sorry for the crappy pics, My phone is a POS................... :fart:
     
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    TIG or MIG?
     
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    Good job! I just learned MIG with my Vulcan Multi-Proc. I would like to learn TIG sometime too?
    Here are pics of a HR Saranac burnpot with a hole in the bottom. I cut out the whole slotted bottom with my new simandre plasma cutter and welded 1/4” diameter perforated steel that is a heavier gauge that the original. :)
    Fixing a pellet burn pot burned out bottom?
    This setup was cheap compared to a Miller & Hypotherm!
     
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    Nice fix JT...I finally wore out the burnpot auger you gave me. MY burnpot is still in decent shape, but I will be buying the piece that sits on top of it soon!
     
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    I think I can get one more season out of mine and I'll be making another. Might try inconel next, But need to find the filler rod.

    Wished I knew what the original Omega was made from. I got like 7 years out of that one..................
     
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    Not really, The shield doesn't seem to be the same material as the burn pot. So I had to blob it on with nic-alloy filler rod! Looks like pigeon chit to me........

    The liner welds were easy as it fused nicely with the 316-SS filler rod!!
     
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    Never learned TIG, always wanted to, but your work seems awesome.
     
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    I am a MiG Man too but TIG is the best way for a little Stainless Steel touch up. Good Job Jay!

     
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    Nice work! Looks like you modded the burnpot a bit with a few drilled holes? I have the insert version of this stove. If I don't empty the ash pan frequently, those air vents get blocked pretty quickly.
     
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    Yes, Did that a while ago to reduce carbon build up. Helped a bit, But still get some. I might try a bit larger holes.
     
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    1/4” diameter holes are optimum for wood pellets, many multi-fuel stoves have small about 3/32” holes for corn. Some stoves such as the BC-AC and PC-45 have a burn pot optimized for each fuel. :)
    Corn pots may have more holes higher up on the sides.
     
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    Tig machine is sweet for light gauge metals.

    Badbob

    The physical part of the TIG process are similar to OXY ACET welding.

    The Tig torch creates an inert gas shielded intense heat source (Controlled by a foot pedal on many machines) the filler metal is added by the opposite hand from your torch hand right into the weld puddle.

    The Tig is the best for delicate work where you need to do quick heat control to avoid burn through of the parent metal.

    The one downside to any of the inert gas shielded welding methods is that the material needs to be VERY clean.

    Carbon, rust and other contaminants will make life miserable for ya.
     
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    I had a tricky time with welding the lawn tractor diamond steel pads on because of the rust even with the MIG gun but the presets really helped after measuring the gauge of metal,
    Should last longer than the rubber pads. :)
     

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    I've always suggest to people if they can braze? They should be able to tig.

    Getting dimes to stack is what takes practice. ;)
     
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    Yesssss... just like brazing....well very similar.....
    The dimes ...hmmmmm
     
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    I been in and around the welding trade for many years...never heard it called that...

    Appropriate analogy though....