Hi there, I'm hoping for some advice if poss?
I recently bought a lovely Rayburn Royal (having recently got used to using
a Rayburn Regent) for £150. I took the firebricks out yesterday to fit
replacements and to my dismay found that the side plate under the firebricks
has buckled. The plate is on the edge side, not on the oven side (if that
makes sense). I cant quite figure out what's happened; part of the plate is
cracked, which could explain it, but it also looks like there's an aperture
originally cut into the plate - which doesn't make sense?
I'm getting a local welder to have a look at it today, as I'm hoping he can
cut part of the damaged plate out and replace it.
- I'm not sure about what appears to be some sort of aperture - is this
right? Why is it there, how big was it originally and should I leave an
aperture in the new plate?
- There appear to be firebricks behind the plate (which would never normally
be exposed) and behind these what looks like rockwool. Some of these bricks
have burned through to the wool. I guess I should repair this in some way
but suspect I cant buy replacements for these as they are meant to be
internal and not exposed. Is there any other material I could use to patch
the holed bricks (BTW I can get hold of rockwool no problem)
Hope you can help or point me in the direction of help?