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1970s Masonry FP with 'Heatolator' with a 'crack'?

Posted by s6skuzy (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 27, 11 at 10:23

We purchased a home 4 years ago with this FP. Never considered having a fire in it until this year. We were told by the previous (and original) owners that it was only used a handful of times. It looks very clean. We happened to look into the gaps in the brick above the firebox and noticed that one of the "tubes" of the heating unit may looked cracked. We know that we probably need to get someone in to look at it, but we are curious if anyone is familiar with this type of unit and what it would take to fix it - or if it is even possible to fix it?

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RE: 1970s Masonry FP with 'Heatolator' with a 'crack'?

It is absolutely possible to fix. If it is indeed a crack it can be welded. There are many shops with portable welding equiptment, clean it up, take a pic and get some quotes. should be relatively inexpensive.

RE: 1970s Masonry FP with 'Heatolator' with a 'crack'?

Thanks for the encouragement. By "shops" do you mean fireplace shops? Thanks.

RE: 1970s Masonry FP with 'Heatolator' with a 'crack'?

No, Welding shops.

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