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d5knapp

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Re: Cracks
« Reply #90 on: October 04, 2016, 06:30:11 PM »

That really sucks for all you Ridgewood owners. Sounds like the company went to crap after Craig left. I almost bought one instead of my heatmor...but at the time they didn't offer a size big enough for what I needed
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #91 on: October 05, 2016, 06:03:59 PM »

Welded mine inside and out last weekend. No leaks last winter so will see how it goes. 
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #92 on: October 11, 2016, 12:05:55 PM »

Two of my cracks have re-cracked. At least I found it before dead of winter this time.
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #93 on: October 11, 2016, 05:48:18 PM »

When yours leaked,  didn't it leak on the outside behind the tin or inside the firebox?
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #94 on: October 11, 2016, 07:19:17 PM »

both. right now its only in the firebox. Top two cracks. Cracked right along side where we welded it before. Im gonna try to put some flat stock or something across the corners and see if that stiffens it up any.
 
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #95 on: November 20, 2016, 07:27:48 PM »

Just found a crack right beside the old crack I fixed this spring. Man is this a pain the u know what. You guys having this happen?
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #96 on: March 25, 2017, 06:43:14 PM »

Just an update, my stove is cracking in the same spots for the third time now. The thing has still never overheated. Cannot wait to get rid of this piece of crap.
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2017, 07:44:02 PM »

There's no water there and it's an expansion issue, it has to give in the heat. I'm sorry, it really stinks for you.
It's a bad design.
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #98 on: March 26, 2017, 12:11:56 PM »

I wouldn't even be mad of they would have owned up to it. But no they insisted my stove overheated and that's the only possible scenario. Live and learn I guess. If it seems to good to be true, it is.
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2017, 02:51:04 AM »

Huh, I know somebody else that made a mistake like that recently, I feel the same way James, if they would just admit they were wrong and move forward, all would be easier to swallow. My pet pi$$ me off is
(You are the only person that's happening to or we have never seen that before) I have worked with a lot of companies and it Is shocking even today to hear those words from somebody you have trusted, broken bread with and know they are filling you or your customer full of crap. Carma will get them in the end!
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #100 on: April 04, 2017, 08:26:51 PM »

Well guys I'm gonna shut her down here in a couple weeks with the weather getting nicer and cut the whole face piece off on the firebox just like they are doing up at ridgewood. I'm hoping this will fix the cracking issue since it's cracked again right beside the welds from last springs fix. I'll keep you all posted and maybe snap some pics along the way.
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #101 on: April 05, 2017, 04:57:19 AM »

Good luck! I hope it works out for you and please do share if it does.
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Re: Cracks
« Reply #102 on: April 06, 2017, 06:27:47 AM »

Well guys I'm gonna shut her down here in a couple weeks with the weather getting nicer and cut the whole face piece off on the firebox just like they are doing up at ridgewood. I'm hoping this will fix the cracking issue since it's cracked again right beside the welds from last springs fix. I'll keep you all posted and maybe snap some pics along the way.

Yes, please post pics.
Hope you can get it licked!
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