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Old 03-02-2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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Can I Hose the Stove? 63GT

We have taken out the inside. The wood does not look good. Needs new floor, have not seen underneath yet. My questions today:

1) My stove, I want to clean it..can I hose it down or will I ruin something---same for the frig.(NorCold)

2) The water tank in the front--Replace with what?
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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Took my stove out a couple of years ago. It was pretty crudded (is that a word?) up inside and out.
Did the inside and burners with oven cleaner. Then finished cleaning the burners and tubes with wire brushes. Disassembled the top panel where the burners and tubes sit and stripped the old paint and rust, then refinished with a high temp engine paint.
As far as the tank goes, some have gone and had new tanks welded up from stainless or aluminum. Do a search, bet you find more than a few ideas.

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Old 03-02-2007, 02:30 PM   #3
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Call your local junkyard!

Unless you're frantically trying to conserve and restore everything to factory spec, you can probably find a newish SOB that's been wrecked with a perfectly good stove. Less work if you can find one that is already pretty clean.... And you'll get a newer stove too.

As for the water tank, I say go plastic. Definitely check the search function. I have seen several threads addressing this very topic.

Happy restoring/renovating.!

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With a garden hose?

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... My stove, I want to clean it..can I hose it down or will I ruin something---same for the frig.(NorCold)
NO on the stove. As far as the oven portion is concerned, the metal interior that you see is insulated with fiberglass insulation. Since the seams are not welded, water will seep in to the fiberglass. While the fiberglass itself will not be hurt, the water it holds will rust the metal it is mounted against. It will also start smelling after a while.

Also, for both the cooktop & oven, any water that gets into the pilot or burner assemblies will end up rusting something & eventually produce rust flakes which could clog the system and result in non-operation.

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Old 03-02-2007, 03:04 PM   #5
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Ditto on "NO". We did take ours apart, clean and sand & repaint the body of it. The outside (exposed) appliance paint was good...but the "under burner" area had some neglected overspills which had started to corrode the paint there. Much better now and easy to clean-up any new spills that occur.

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Thanks for the replies... Our stove has been painted by a PO---DH wants to do without stove--I just love the look of the old. Not experienced enough to know what we want. Do not even know yet if it works.

Paula----I agree definitely plastic for the tank!!
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:27 PM   #7
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Our stove has been painted by a PO---DH wants to do without stove--I just love the look of the old. Not experienced enough to know what we want. Do not even know yet if it works.
Here's a plan:

1) figure out if it works
2) if so, can the paint by PO be removed...try something gentle to strip or just repaint a new color
3) if not, decide if you really want a stove (I hope you mean oven) we love ours! nothing like warm pastrys on a chilly morning
4) don't throw anything away until you are sure...and then offer it to another forum member. "One Airstreamers trash is another's treasure"

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