Avalon and Lopi Wood Stove 98900233 Stainless Steel Airtube Kit
Designed for the following stoves and inserts:
- Lopi Endeavor 380 NT Serial #12002 & up (1995-2004)
- Lopi Endeavor Serial #1103-043122 - 1103-1000000 (2004-2019)
- Lopi Revere X-NT Serial #46002 - 1104-62442 (1993-2004)
- Lopi Revere Serial #1104-062443 - 1104-100000 (2004- 2019)
- Lopi 1750 Wood Insert
- Lopi 1750 Wood Stove
- Avalon 1750 Wood Insert
- Avalon 1750 Wood Stove
Air tube kit, L-14: Includes 1 - front 16-7/8" long Stainless Steel secondary airtube, 2 - center/rear 16-7/8" long Stainless Steel secondary airtubes, 3 - 1" retaining sleeve (#100-11001), 6 - 1/4" roll pins (#98900357) and 1 - instruction sheet.
1. Removing the existing Air Tubes
The air tube sits in a socket that is welded to one side of the stove and is held in place by a retaining collar with two push or roll pins on the other side. Remove the push pins by pulling them out with pliers or by prying them out with a flat blade screwdriver. Remove roll pins by using the pointed end of the roll pin tool and a hammer to drive the roll pin into the center of the air tube. Slide the retaining collar toward the center of the stove. You should be able to remove the air tube by pulling it down and out of the socket. If you can not do this, then you will need to cut the tube in two, and then remove and discard the pieces.
2. Installing the new replacement tubes a. Slide the retaining collar onto the end of the air tube with the single hole close to the edge.
b. Place the opposite end of the tube into the socket that is welded to the side of the stove. Align the single hole near the edge of the tube with the single hole in the stub of the pipe welded to the opposite side of the stove.
c. Slide the retaining collar to the right so that it over laps the air tube and the pipe stub on the right side of the firebox.
d. Line up the holes in the retaining collar with the hole in the pipe stub and the hole in the end of the air tube. Using the roll pin installation tool, install 2 roll pins into the holes in the retaining collar to lock the air tube in place.
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Roll pins a challenge to install until I used Vise-Grips to carefully squeeze them a shade tighter to get them started. Otherwise quite straightforward to remove the old ones and install the new ones.
Will not wait as long to replace these tubes next time!
The parts are all good — the little pin setter had a little sideways bar that made it difficult to hold and hammer without pressing up against the walls of the stove. The pins needed to be pinched with a vice grip on one end — why not pre- pinch an end? After lots of bad words this was a DIY job and 4 pins are in deep and two about halfway. Good enough. Stove works a lot better now !
Ordered this kit when the original tube finally corroded through. The new tube was very easy to install. The instructions in the packaging are great, and the installation tool it comes with made the job a snap. I would not want to try it without that tool.
Tubes were a perfect fit!