Rayburn Supreme dismantling

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by bodger, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. bodger

    bodger Guest

    I need to remove an old broken Rayburn Supreme Multifuel cooker/water
    heater in preparation for installing a new multifuel stove. Can
    anyone give me any tips on the best approach? I've disconnected the
    pipes and taken out all the obvious and easily removable
    bits--riddler, flue box, hot plate, oven lining, doors, etc. But I'd
    like to reduce the weight to a minimum before trying to get the thing
    out of the door. Looks like it might be possible to take the top and
    sides off, but the slotted bolts (under the chrome caps) that secure
    the top seem pretty well rusted in, and I don't know if there's
    anything else holding it in place.

    Would be very grateful for advice from anyone who's had experience of
    stripping/removing Rayburns (or who knows how they're put together!).
    bodger, Nov 30, 2003
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  2. bodger

    Lawrence Guest

    I just recently did the same to an old rayburn.

    I drilled the top bolts, chrome things, and had to hack a bit of the
    pipework to the boiler and then the top lifted off and started
    removing the contents. There will be a lot of loose fill, well packed,
    which rayburn state categorically is not asbestos. (Do a google for
    the details, I had further response that stated it was either rockwool
    or fibreglass)

    Anyway the loose fill comes out, after the top and the side/back
    panel. Then I took a cold chisel and lump hammer to cut various bolts
    to remove a few nore bits. Then I found that I could get it on some
    wooden rollers to shift it. By now its about a weight that two could
    lift and carry.

    In hindsite I think I would of got some helpfull brute force (i.e.
    people) and better rollers planks etc and remove first.

    I did break the seal to the floor, it had been leaking for a while, by
    puuting a trolley jack at a strange angle to the ash pan opening and
    pushing upwards.

    Have you got the flue pipe off, thats heavy.

    I suggest strongly also wear a good mask and protective clothing. Tape
    door to rest of house, hopefully this can go straight out a back door.
    I was also running my henry (with a bag in) a lot which helps capture
    the dust.

    Hope this helps.

    [The line from aga-rayburn is that prior to 1980 there was some small
    amounts of asbestos in door seals and hot plate seals, i.e. the ropes.
    But they have never used asbestos for loose fill]


    On 30 Nov 2003 09:53:27 -0800, (bodger) wrote:

    >I need to remove an old broken Rayburn Supreme Multifuel cooker/water
    >heater in preparation for installing a new multifuel stove. Can
    >anyone give me any tips on the best approach? I've disconnected the
    >pipes and taken out all the obvious and easily removable
    >bits--riddler, flue box, hot plate, oven lining, doors, etc. But I'd
    >like to reduce the weight to a minimum before trying to get the thing
    >out of the door. Looks like it might be possible to take the top and
    >sides off, but the slotted bolts (under the chrome caps) that secure
    >the top seem pretty well rusted in, and I don't know if there's
    >anything else holding it in place.
    >
    >Would be very grateful for advice from anyone who's had experience of
    >stripping/removing Rayburns (or who knows how they're put together!).


    Lawrence

    usenet at lklyne dt co dt uk
    Lawrence, Dec 1, 2003
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