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mr_slick

join:2003-05-22
Lynnwood, WA

Squeaky wood stove door

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What kind of lube should I use for the door latch/handle on a wood stove. I assume I wouldn't want to use normal oil because it would burn. Graphite powder? Something else?

TIA


mackey
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join:2007-08-20
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Graphite also burns.

I'd go to the auto parts store and look for some high temp grease.

/M



seaquake
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join:2001-03-23
Millersville, MD
reply to mr_slick

I've lived in homes with wood stoves for about 30 years. The handles always make that metal-on-metal squeal when opening and closing and I've just come to accept that as normal operation. If indeed there is some type of lubricant to make the squeal go away, I'd be interesting in hearing about it.



aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
kudos:1
reply to mackey

I don't think graphite will burn at the temperatures normally present in the outside sections of the door. Another option would be solid molybdenum disulfide (common ingredient in high pressure grease) but I have no idea where to obtain solid MoS2.

I have a feeling that high temp grease would make a rather unpleasant smell, so I would stay away from that.
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John97
Over The Hills And Far Away
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join:2000-11-14
Spring Hill, FL
reply to mr_slick

»www.grainger.com/Grainger/LOCTIT···nd-3KE65



aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
kudos:1
reply to aurgathor

said by aurgathor:

but I have no idea where to obtain solid MoS2.

Now I have.
»www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/se···t=subset
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Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to mr_slick

I have a similar wood stove and I use the graphite powder. Works fine.



bbrcat
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join:2000-12-09
NH
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1 recommendation

reply to mr_slick

Many years ago, in a pinch, I used some leftover Arctic Silver Quite temporary though !
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mr_slick

join:2003-05-22
Lynnwood, WA
reply to seaquake

yes i agree that it is common and i may just have to live with it, but i thought i'd ask anyway



mr_slick

join:2003-05-22
Lynnwood, WA

1 recommendation

reply to mr_slick

i may try either graphite powder (which i have on hand) or maybe i'll get some of the other suggestions. thanks for all the feedback everyone!



Raphion

join:2000-10-14
Samsara
reply to mr_slick

A silicone oil would probably work well.


ivman

join:2010-08-15
Shortsville, NY
reply to mr_slick

Your stove looks a lot like mine, a Lennox Country C210. If that is the model, the installation guide specifically mentions you should be using dry graphite as a lubricant for the door handle and hinges.