Sealing the Furnace
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?
Oh, the gasket is unavailable.