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We have a mouse nest in our Inglis stove insulation. We need to replace the insulation (stained with mouse **** and ****) but have been told it's not possible to get a new one?

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The insulation can be replaced, but it may not be cost effective, and you may encounter technician resistance due to the circumstances. Depending on the age of the range you may want to just replace it. Also this item usually is a special order item. I will provide you with a link to assist you in making your decision.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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