|Forum topic by WoodNSawdust||posted 11-26-2015 05:08 PM||390 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-26-2015 05:08 PM
Many years ago I bought a cast iron Chimenea from ACE hardware. Every few years I have to replace the vertical chimney due to the sheet metal rusting. The chimney is attached to the cast iron top using 10-32 bolts a half inch long. They screw through holes in the vertical pipe into threaded holes in the cast iron. Unfortunately, being exposed to the weather causes the bolts to rust and seize up in the cast iron.
As you may have guessed, it is time to remove and replace the chimney. I just broke the old chimney away but the bolts will not come out. I have tried WD-40, tapping the screwdriver while turning, and heat.
My question is once I get the bolts out what should I buy to avoid this problem in the future? Maybe Stainless Steal?
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