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***Shotmakers****

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by goosecall, May 25, 2013.

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  1. goosecall

    goosecall TS Member

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    For those who make shot have you had your burner go? Three or four years ago I had the OEM burner arc on my shot maker. The wires were they meet the burner, the insulation had deteriorated around the wire. I was told there is no life expectancy for a burner from the manufacture of my shot maker, and has never had one burner fail. If this were true why is there replacement burner available?

    What I need to know is do burners eventually not produce as much heat when they get older? 10tenner
     
  2. DecalDude

    DecalDude Active Member

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    1 would assume so I know mine doesnt spit out shot like it used to BUT I got the only shot in town too!
     
  3. Shootrman

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    Yes they do. However if a burner goes, one can easily replace it with a regular burner from any appliance store. Ask for a replacement burner
     
  4. scdoug

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    If you have a Stewart Shotmaker you will need to alter the new burner to make it fit ... just compare your new unit to the old one ... not a difficult job ... also if your old burner is 1250 watts upgrade to 1500 watts ... take in your old burner to your appliance parts store ... the burner should be a shelf item ... they will also have high heat wire to rewire your unit ... replace the burner pan at the same time ... I found the the switch at Lowes around $6.00 ... I also replaced the insulation with the same stuff they use on high heat ceramic furnaces ... basically it is a good time to rebuild ... hope this helps Doug
     
  5. Jim101

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    Ditto what Doug said. I've had a couple burn out on mine. It has however run 4-5 tons of shot.


    Jim
     
  6. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jim,

    I have not set mine up after the move. Just getting old and lazy!

    Ajax
     
  7. goosecall

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    I did have to cut some of edge of burner support to make it fit. I just ordered 3 new burners for $8.00 a piece. Anyone interested, great price for 1500w burner. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XLDVO4/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_ST1_dp_1#productDetails

    "I also replaced the insulation with the same stuff they use on high heat ceramic furnaces ."

    were did you get the insulation? I had to replace the high heat wires as well. Expensive wire at the local shop. Not to mention when the burner arced it blew a fuse. Those old 15A fuses are not cheap either. 10tenner
     
  8. Jim101

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    Hello Ajax,

    I don't know how much longer mine will be in use, Lead is getting harder to find every day. Battery companies have bought up a lot of the wheel weights around here and the new ones are lead free.


    Jim
     
  9. goosecall

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    "Had one burn out a couple of years ago. Jim Stewart sent me a replacement with new connectors, wire etc. Back together and ready to make shot now that winter is gone. JF "

    Really, not the Better Shot Maker. If they are wired correctly, and insulated correctly, they should never burn out. Straight from the horses mouth. 10Tenner
     
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