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Old 12-16-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Sealing the Furnace

Hi All,

I am wondering if anyone has a suggestion for me. I have a Sunline with a gravity fed furnace (the stock one) and I had the cover to the fire box taken off to clean it. The place that did it is about 800 miles away. The caulking they used has dried and now I am trying to reseal it. I have not been able to find parts from Hydro Flame (now Atwood) nor anywhere else. I tried furnace caulk (2000 degrees) but that dried and cracked and I could again see light out of the seams.

Tried kaowool (the new asbestos) as a gasket, it seemed to move so that I could again see light coming out of the sides. Then I then noticed a hole burned through the metal in front of the pilot.

Most people would say "give it up" but I love this furnace because I am almost never plugged in and it requires absolutely no electricity. I'd prefer to keep my battery for my laptop and lights.

I can't find a furnace that does not require 12v. Besides, it will cost almost as much as the trailer cost me originally and still use 12v.

I have called RV places and they won't touch it due to age.

I planned to patch the hole in front with some steel and screw it on with some sealer. If it works I may weld it. But I still can't seem to get the plate to seal around the edges.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

THANK YOU!!
Oh, the gasket is unavailable.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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Try wood stove / fireplace dealers. They deal with high temperature gaskets and seals.
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What is the model number of this furnace?

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Old 12-18-2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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Paul,
Thanks for the tip on fireplace places. I have tried some furnace places. I'll keep trying.

Norman,
The model is a Hydro flame HF-7312
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