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Author Topic: Dismantling a solid fuel rayburn?  (Read 15665 times)
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« on: February 23, 2011, 11:50:06 PM »

Im wondering about transporting a sold fuel rayburn.

Is taking it appart for tranport a very bad idea?

Does anyone have expanded diagrams or directions for doing so?

I meen they dont *look* as if theres that many bits, but i think that could almost be 'last words'

Thanks, Julian
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 06:15:17 AM »

Im wondering about transporting a sold fuel rayburn.

Is taking it appart for tranport a very bad idea?

Does anyone have expanded diagrams or directions for doing so?

I meen they dont *look* as if theres that many bits, but i think that could almost be 'last words'

Thanks, Julian

  DON'T DO IT  sh*tfan

I have moved several Rayburns to places you would not believe, I'm talking places you can't get a quad never mind a vehicle.

I have also pulled several apart to fit back boilers etc and it's something you only do as a last resort and usually ends up with a few broken bits of cast iron and lots of fire cement.

Two strong men or three whimps can move a Rayburn anywhere on planks and rollers (scaffolding tubes or broom handles) and if it needs to go in a trailer fence post (the square deer type).

Good luck, Paul
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 06:56:28 AM »

I agree its best not to dismantle them fully  but you can remove all the doors the hot plate the hot plate covers. It makes them much more manageable and saves them getting damaged. If yours does not have a back boiler but a cast iron box full of sand instead then this might be worth removing too. These weigh about 50kg but you have to be careful not to damage the firebricks. I too have moved a few and find its best to sit them on a piece of 3/4 ply about a foot longer than the base of the rayburn and then put the rollers under the ply.
There is a few photos of one with the sides and insulation removed on this e-bay listing http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150561368315&ssPageName=STRK:MEUSX:IT
You should be able to see the construction method.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 07:48:42 AM »

dont use the front handle to pull them - the side castings arnt that strong.....
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 08:26:42 AM »

Round fence posts cut to length, also make good rollers for moving a Rayburn.

To prevent damage to existing floor coverings, if moving the Rayburn through the interior of a house, lay out some pieces of old carpet ahead of the rollers.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 09:29:13 AM »

"(the square deer type)"

I sort of knew things are different up north, but do you really have square deer?  reindeer
And how do you make them roll?

Klaus
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 09:52:36 AM »

Thanks for the replies.

Somthing else ive been trying to work out, when eyeing up ebay auctions, is model identification.

Specificaly, the back boilers for some units are considerably more complex (and expensive to replace) than for other units.

For example, this one is close to me -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Solid-Fuel-Rayburn-/200578315969?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Kitchen_Ovens_Hobs_Cookers&hash=item2eb36636c1

but im trying to work out how much itlld actually cost to get up to working condition.


The best ive been able to work out so far, is later models have horizantal door handles, then split hotplate covers, then chromed covers, but, other than that, im pretty much at a loss as to telling the builds appart Sad
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 10:38:56 AM »

"(the square deer type)"

I sort of knew things are different up north, but do you really have square deer?  reindeer
And how do you make them roll?

Klaus

I was waiting for that Klaus  Grin by the time I'd spotted my bloomer it was too late to get past the CTE edit gremlin Roll Eyes

Of course you know that I meant 7' 6" long square deer stobs, the taper on the ends gives a nice ramp to get onto the posts.

Cheers from up north  snow
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 11:45:26 AM »

These two links explain how to identify the different models of Solid Fuel Rayburns;

http://www.rayburn-web.co.uk/Prodin/Rayburn%20cooker%20identity/Rayburn%20Solid%20fuel%20cookers/Rayburn%20solid%20fuel%20index.pdf

http://www.oilstoves.co.uk/webdocs/articles/History_of_Rayburn_Solid_Fuel_Cookers.pdf

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