Most people use their propane stoves for cooking, but they can also heat up your home. If you’re looking to replace your old fire bar with something newer and more durable, here are some quick tips on how to do it.
What Is a Jotul Propane Stove?
A Jotul propane stove is a portable, fuel-burning stove or heater that uses a propane tank. Propane stoves can be used for cooking and heating water in addition to heating rooms and houses. The most common
How to Replace the Fire Bar on a Jotul Propane Stove
1. First, Remove the Top of the Stove
First, you’ll need to remove the top of your stove. To do this, simply remove all of the screws holding it in place with a screwdriver. Your Jotul stove might have one or more screws on each side and possibly one in the middle as well; make sure you unscrew them all before lifting off the lid. Once you’ve done that, lift up on it gently so that it doesn’t fall apart, and set it aside for now.
2. Next, Remove the Control Panel
Remove the control panel. To remove the control panel, locate four screws holding it in place and unscrew them with a Philips head screwdriver. Gently pull the panel out of its housing to expose the burner assembly.
3. Unscrew All Four Screws Holding in the Burner Assembly
The next step is to unscrew all four screws holding the burner assembly. Take your time, and be careful not to strip them out. It’s important not to over-tighten these screws either, or else they’ll be difficult to get off again. Once all four are removed, you should be able to lift out the old burner and replace it with a new one in just a few minutes.
4. Pull Out the Burner Assembly to Expose the Fire Bars
Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, unscrew the four screws that are holding the burner assembly. The screws should be located at each of the four corners of your fire bar.
Pull out the burner assembly to expose your fire bars and use a wrench to loosen them (if they can be loosened) or remove them completely if they are stuck on there with rust or other debris.
5. Using a Wrench, Remove All Four Nuts Holding in Each Fire Bar
Make sure you have the right size wrench to fit over the head of the nut. If you do not have a wrench, a screwdriver will work, but it will be more difficult to get off than with an adjustable spanner. The propane stove has two fire bars on each side and one at the bottom in front.
6. Replace Each Fire Bar With a New One, and Reverse All Previous Steps to Reassemble the Stove
To replace your fire bars, follow these steps:
- Remove the old fire bar and inspect it for damage. If you find any, consider replacing it with a new one (or having an experienced technician inspect the whole stove).
- Hold the new fire bar in place while you attach it to the stove and secure it with screws if necessary.
- Attach other parts back onto the stove in order to reassemble them. You may need to refer to your original instruction manual for this step. Make sure everything is secure and working properly before using it again.
Can You Replace the Fire Bar on a Jotul Propane Stove at Home?
Yes, you can replace the fire bar on a Jotul propane stove at home. But it’s important to know that if you try this project alone, you’ll be working in close quarters with hot parts and high temperatures. So be sure to take necessary precautions and have a friend at hand who knows what they’re doing if things go wrong.
How to Maintain a Jotul Propane Stove Fire Bar
1. Keep the fire bar clean
The fire bar is where the propane comes out, so if you have a blocked or clogged fire bar, it can be difficult to light your stove. A quick check every few weeks is all that’s needed to make sure that your fire bar is clear of debris and other particles.
2. Keep the fire bar lubricated
The inside of a Jotul propane stove has many moving parts, including its burner head and its exhaust system (if so equipped). Both need regular maintenance in order to operate properly and last as long as possible with minimal wear.
This includes weekly checks for build-up on surfaces like valves or regulators, which should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol every week before reinstalling them into place on their respective components inside your stove.
What Are the Benefits of a Jotul Propane Stove?
While Jotul propane gives you the flexibility to cook any time of year, they also offer a number of benefits.
1. No electricity is needed
Propane stoves are easy to use and require no electricity. They can be used in remote areas without access to power or other fuel sources, making them great for camping trips or for those who live off the grid.
2. Easy maintenance
If you run out of gas, it’s simple to refuel your Jotul propane stove with additional fuel from a disposable canister or an adapter hose that connects directly to your 20 lb tank (not included). You won’t need to worry about running out in the middle of cooking; when one tank runs out, just swap it out for another.
3. Easy to use
Jotul propane stoves require no electricity, making them ideal for camping or remote areas where electricity is in short supply. They are also easy to operate and maintain, so you won’t have to worry about complicated maintenance or repair work when you’re out enjoying nature with your family.
How to Use a Jotul Propane Stove
To light your Jotul, first, turn on the main valve. Then turn on the pilot light. Once it lights up, adjust the flame by turning the knob on top of your stove. If necessary, adjust where you place your pot or pan to bring in more heat from underneath it.
To turn off a Jotul propane stove, simply open up all three valves and allow them all to cool down before putting them away for safekeeping. For best results when cleaning an outdoor propane stove such as this one, don’t forget about wiping down all surfaces with warm water and soap after cleaning out any grease buildup around edges or handles, then wipe dry before storing away again.
We hope our guide has been helpful in helping you replace your fire bar. It might not be as difficult as you imagined. However, if you can not do it yourself, you can take it to an expert to replace the fire bar for you.