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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 09:04:08 PM »
Good to know about the liability.  Nice business getaway.  Gotta love a nice time away expensed and paid for!  Can't thank you enough for the info!  I will keep you posted.  Who know's maybe I can carve a niche up here in Michigan as well.  It's all about knowledge and doing our best for the customer...I love this line of work.


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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011, 09:41:23 PM »
The way they build the new stuff , working on the old is great.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 09:48:22 PM »
for sure, easy diagnosis and repairable!

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 11:26:53 AM »
update:  Talked with the customer and have an appointement next thursday.  She has never used the unit before because it is not a standing pilot(it's a match light) and was uncomfortable with it.  She had a pilot assembly built or found a re-built not sure and it has directions for install and the company she got it from said the tech can call them if they have questions.  I will let you know after I look at the unit maybe I can snap some pics to post.

have you ever converted to a standing pilot? I would think it's pretty straight forward.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 05:28:30 PM »
You have to find a constant gas source to run the pilot for the oven. The lines are 3/8 aluminum from the oven valve to the oven. You can install a robertshaw safety in line with the oven in the left compartment. I run the pilot line through it as well. You hold button down and light like a water heater. I have added a 3/4 T and reduce to 1/8 and install a shut off for the pilot.(inside the storage area) If you run it through the safety you can adjust the height from there.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2011, 12:14:49 PM »
Good idea with the shut-off for adjustment.  I found these instructions on-line, if they look good to you maybe AJ would want to post them on ApplianceDigest.

http://www.chamberstoves.net/InstallationInstructions_Rev_7.pdf


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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2011, 06:39:27 PM »
One thing I have found is that the oven has a damper control (as shown in picture) also on the rear of the oven. When you turn on the oven both open. If you don't bend the lower "flap" and bend the rear flap, when oven is off it will not get enough air. Then the pilot will go out. Just bend a small 1/4 edge up on both.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2011, 06:47:47 PM »
Make's sense.  How often appliance problems come down to air flow.  Considering it was made to close the dampners when off for continued heating and match lit of course it would need air for continious pilot but I never would have thought about it till it kept going out on me.  Just saved me a ton of troubleshooting.  I hope you don't mind me picking your brain over this but pretty excited about getting into the project.

Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2011, 08:18:05 PM »
I LOVE doing them. Better than the new stuff,as you can almost always save one of these. New stuff is almost 50/50 if it is worth fixing.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 08:25:00 PM »
For sure!  no computer diagnostic's tracking down a bad capacitor, triac, split wire, etc.  I do like the challenge of troubleshooting the new ones but working with the basics can be comforting. O0

 

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