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DBeleskey

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Metal Plates in Firebox
« on: September 21, 2019, 07:36:28 AM »

I have pretty much got my G2 ready to go. Removed the stuff that came inside the firebox, chimney extension, rain cap, ash shovel, etc. In the bottom where four pieces of 1/8" steel about 2 feet long and 3-4 inches wide shrink wrapped together. I assume they go somehow in the firebox but would like to make sure I put them where they need to be and in the correct orientation. Anyone have a picture or a description of how they should be placed / installed ?

Also, the rain cap came with, what I call chicken wire, separately in the box. I assume it goes in the rain cap to keep mice and birds out during the off season. I see tabs on the top of the rain cap, it looks like if I bent the tabs out the top would come off and I could put the wire in from there, anyone else had a cap like this ?
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Re: Metal Plates in Firebox
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 09:56:34 AM »

You are correct on the cap and the flat metal plates are used on the knockouts in the back of the boiler around your pipes, bend them at the perforations and slide them into the knockouts.
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Re: Metal Plates in Firebox
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 04:00:06 PM »

I don't think those plates are for the knockouts ?
I have attached pictures of them..they look like they belong somewhere in the firebox ?
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Re: Metal Plates in Firebox
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 04:39:09 AM »

Perhaps you misunderstood, the plates in your first picture are to be bent on the ends at the perforations and then slid down around your underground pipes into the knockouts in the back of your boiler.they are simply shipped in the firebox.
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Re: Metal Plates in Firebox
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:36 AM »

Okay, I see what you mean now. What is their purpose ?
I assume if you left a cutout  in the pad at the place where the pipes go in it would help keep animals from getting into the furnace...
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Re: Metal Plates in Firebox
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 06:57:05 AM »

Most folks skip the cutout in the pad and hang the end of the boiler off the concrete so the pipe could be removed easily if need be and don’t forget that the rear bottom panel can be removed for easy pipe installation.
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Re: Metal Plates in Firebox
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 03:50:39 PM »

You are correct on the cap and the flat metal plates are used on the knockouts in the back of the boiler around your pipes, bend them at the perforations and slide them into the knockouts.

SlimJim...you mentioned earlier that I was correct about putting the wire in the chimney cap. I went to do it today and the tabs I mentioned are spot welded into place.
Have you ever seen the one that ships with the G2 ? Strange they don't put it in at the factory insted of leaving it as an option.
I want to put the wire in because I live in a very densely bushed area and I am sure some critter will get in there in the off season if I don't.
 
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Re: Metal Plates in Firebox
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2019, 04:25:14 AM »

I actually have never used the screen and rarely used the caps as they do reduce the height of the emissions, I wouldn’t be real concerned about critters, they will move out when you fire it up!
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