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Old 08-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #21
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Or...maybe....we could find parts for the Caloric and refurbish it. On the plus side, the electrical parts work perfectly. The rest....just shelves and screws...a few tubes...

The stove is really awesome. And it does fit that spot perfectly. Has anyone ever tried to refurbish a stove? Seriously, after hearing about the guy who showed up here, I think we could do better....
I really want to keep my stove....

People repair and refurbish appliances all the time. You just have to hunt and find the right person. So it depends on how long you can go without it. It may be that you need to find a club or other collector who can point you in the right direction on how to do it yourself or how to find someone in the area that can help.

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Old 08-17-2011, 08:07 AM   #22
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AGA used to make some nice stuff. Good luck on you parts & repair search. Perhaps your local gas supplier can diagnose what's causing the high CO problem with your Caloric.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:01 AM   #23
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I got a tip from one of the IT recruiters about a local place that buys and sells stuff from old house demolitions. He said they have a warehouse full of stoves and other such. Waiting to get the name of the place, but it might be something we check out.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:46 AM   #24
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Too big, PF...and too new, SLofB.

I *really* like the current stove....when it is working.
So get it fixed! Carbon monoxide is created by burning fuel without the appropriate amount of oxygen. I can't see any reason that the stove can not be repaired or refitted. Call Rick's Restorations if you have to!




If you want to try to fix it your own self, try Repair Clinic for parts and online assistance.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:36 PM   #25
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This is the stove Kathleen is thinking she might like to replace with:

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very nice, but the bottom oven looks awfully close to the floor - a 25 lb turkey is pretty heavy =hint.
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very nice, but the bottom oven looks awfully close to the floor - a 25 lb turkey is pretty heavy =hint.

We will just need someone low to the floor to deal with it.
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We will just need someone low to the floor to deal with it.
Oh, I know you didn't mean your Mom!!! Bite him on the knee Linda!
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Oh, I know you didn't mean your Mom!!! Bite him on the knee Linda!

You supplying the step stool?
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I'm going to kick you in the ankle to distract you...
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So here is where things stand.

The issue the repair guy said was "100% postive is the problem" is the floor of the oven and flame defuser had fallen and was resting on the burner. Now he can't actually fix that because there is no boxed part to pull out and install. "Can you manufacture a bracket?" I say. "No, parts are not available" he says. $85 spent to understand the problem.

So off to Lowes. I bought so angle steel (weldable, not zinced) and some stainless fasteners. I would have preferred plain mild steel but well, no #8 pan head machine screws or sheet metal screws. Oh well.

I used the machine screws to put the two pieces of the oen bottom back together, being right respectful of the asbestos in the middle.

I cut off the angle steel to a foot. Drilled three holes and used sheet metal screws to mount it on the back wall of the oven. Put it in place and there ya go. I need my bolt cutters as the back screws extend just a tad far and it isn't level, yet. Those are at the boat so I will have to wait to level it.

Now the real question is turning it back on and testing. If this is the right solution we are good. But if we get another CO alarm the FD shows up and gets cranky with us. I looked for a hand held CO detector at Lowes but no go. The FD had a right nice one with them, but I don't need it that nice, I just need it workable and for an hour.

So for now it looks like we don't have to try to plan and execute a crash kitchen remodel. When you are under pressure the thing that goes up the fastest is the price. So I am happy with this, for now.
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