I have a pellet stove that I've been using for the last 4 winters and the firepot is slowly disintegrating on me. Not sure how common of a problem that is with pellet stoves in general but... I ordered a replacement @ $115 that will be here in a few days so my short term needs are taken care of.
But I'd like to try and salvage the old pot as a back-up. What type of steel would I need to use to weld in a patch and make this useable in the future? This is what the pellets drop into and burn in so it's exposed to flame 24/7 for 4-5 months out of the year.
I have some 3" wide, .125" thick hot-rolled steel but I'm not sure that will withstand the heat.
I'm attaching pics of the firepot from above, the burned out side and the other side (which seems to be fine)