This is the official PE Ceramic Baffle and gasket kit for the Pacific Energy Vista series of wood stoves and wood inserts. It includes the top ceramic baffle blanket, the left and right ceramic insulation blankets and the baffle gasket.
Part Number: 80000646 (replaces old part number VIST.506874)
Applicable Models: PE Vista, Vista Classic and Alderlea T4 and Vista Insert (check the part number, it may work in other Pacific Energy wood burning stoves and wood burning inserts.
Purpose: Baffles in wood burning appliances are designed to keep the heat inside the firebox to ensure a clean burn. They also protect the top of the appliance from over heating. They also ensure proper air flow inside the stove. If they are damaged or deteriorating in any way, they should be replaced.
Installation tips: You will need to remove the baffle pin located at the back inside wall of the stove. Then raise one side of the baffle up above the side rails and the air tube at the back. Remember to put the baffle gasket on before putting in the baffle and try not to tear the baffle gasket when you lower the baffle on top of it. The side pieces of insulation need to go in before the baffle is put on top. It will take some time and patience.
Other Notes: Make sure you put in the baffle pin once everything is in place. If the pin does not go in, there maybe something not lined up correctly.
This PE Blanket Kit is in stock and will ship withing 1 or 2 business days.