Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:03 pm

Well, it has been a long time in coming. I finally picked up my Glenwood No. 6 Base heater and just finished hooking it up. I've hooked it up to the same vent I made for my Vermont which used to sit in my fireplace. One of the photos still shows some of the debris left in the fireplace I have to get cleaned out. I put it on a tile platform in front of the brick fireplace. I'm eventually going to build a steel plate to close off the front of the fireplace opening. A friend of mine suggested I cover the brick fireplace with dry wall. Anybody know what kind of distance from the stove and pipe you need to keep dry wall away from? I'm picking up stove coal tomorrow and will light it up. I can't wait. Plus, I hate burning fuel oil and now my Vermont is out, I gotta get this baby burning!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:12 pm

Start with Nut size coal...
Nice stove...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:19 pm

Well, it's about friggin time. Now there are two of us that have the best stove ever made. Don't cover the brick with anything. It looks nice the way it is. If you want to cover the fireplace's firebox, get a flat piece of sheet metal and have it cut to fit the opening. Of course you want to paint it black. I'm very excited for you! Please let me know what and how you are doing.
You will easily get 24 to 30 hour burns out of it when you learn how its done. Even in the coldest weather so far I CAN'T MAKE mine burn more than 2 scuttles full per day. Meanwhile, it easily maintains 300 to 500 degrees on the temps.
A little tip about starting it. Make sure you are in direct draft mode AND after you put the wood and paper in-light it and promptly close the door so the smoke can find its way out of the back collar. This will eliminate any smoke from getting in the house. Do the same thing when loading coal. Once the fire is burning well and the coal has started to burn; set the damper to base burning mode first, then set the pipe damper and LAST OF ALL set the ash pit dampers. You also might want to crack the secondary damper on the door to eliminate any chance of a back puff.
Remember-keep me posted.
William
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

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Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:23 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Start with Nut size coal...
Nice stove...


Thanks, I can't wait to fire her back up. You think Nut coal would be better than stove coal? I've got 4 bags of pea coal left from my Vermont, but I think that's too small for the grates. Might work, but I thought I'd mix it in with the stove coal until it was gone. Nut and stove are the same price here, so I was thinking stove would be better, but I'm certainly no expert in this one... I never burned coal in this stove before, always wood. Coal is hands down better...

dj
dlj
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:23 pm

A picture of your stove's twin here in PA
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Stove coal will work great in the Glenwood. I switched from Nut to Stove size and She LOVES it.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:29 pm

Start with the Nut...
The fact that you will be on the low end of the learning curve with this stove...
That stove will put out the heat...
Stove size coal will burn faster releasing the heat quickly...
Good for sub zero nights...
Notice wsherric's stove is in the basement...
Get a few bags of each and see what works best for you...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:31 pm

wsherrick wrote:Well, it's about friggin time. Now there are two of us that have the best stove ever made. Don't cover the brick with anything. It looks nice the way it is. If you want to cover the fireplace's firebox, get a flat piece of sheet metal and have it cut to fit the opening. Of course you want to paint it black. I'm very excited for you! Please let me know what and how you are doing.
You will easily get 24 to 30 hour burns out of it when you learn how its done. Even in the coldest weather so far I CAN'T MAKE mine burn more than 2 scuttles full per day. Meanwhile, it easily maintains 300 to 500 degrees on the temps.
A little tip about starting it. Make sure you are in direct draft mode AND after you put the wood and paper in-light it and promptly close the door so the smoke can find its way out of the back collar. This will eliminate any smoke from getting in the house. Do the same thing when loading coal. Once the fire is burning well and the coal has started to burn; set the damper to base burning mode first, then set the pipe damper and LAST OF ALL set the ash pit dampers. You also might want to crack the secondary damper on the door to eliminate any chance of a back puff.
Remember-keep me posted.
William


William, tell me about it! I have been nuts wanting to get this stove back up and running! I only ever used to burn wood in it, so any advice on burning coal is greatly appreciated.
What coal are you using? Nut? Stove? a mixture? I'm picking up coal tomorrow.

dj
dlj
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:33 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Start with the Nut...
The fact that you will be on the low end of the learning curve with this stove...
That stove will put out the heat...
Stove size coal will burn faster releasing the heat quickly...
Good for sub zero nights...
Notice wsherric's stove is in the basement...
Get a few bags of each and see what works best for you...


You might be right. Stove size in the Living Room there might just run them out of the room, but; you have such total control over the fire with these magnificent animals, either size should work,one for warmer days and the other for the cold days.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:44 pm

Are you having it delivered or getting it by the bag. I switched to stove size, but; I have some Nut left over from last year. I am using the Nut in the parlor stove in the living room and the Stove size in the Glenwood. The Glenwood does all the heavy heating and the parlor stove gets lit as well on the really cold nights. As of now I am very pleased with the way the Stove size works in the Glenwood.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: dlj On: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:00 am

Right now I'm picking up bags of coal. I was planning to run for a week or maybe two just using bag coal and then decide what size to buy and have them delivery 2 tons of the size I want. They will also mix two sizes if I want, so I could get a mix of stove and nut if that's what seems best.

I'm thinking now that I'll get three bags of nut and three bags of stove coal. I've got 4 bags of pea I may ask if they will take it back and swap for the other bags I'm picking up, they are all the same price. The coal people are pretty cool so they might just do the swap... Especially since I'll then be looking for bulk delivery down the road.

dj
dlj
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:10 am

The Stove size will light easily. I'm telling you, you don't know what a treat you are in for. You will never think twice about some modern box stove ever, ever again. Since you already had a Vermont Castings Stove you already know how to start a coal fire, however; You will be so, so surprised at how much better these stove are, how convenient and efficient and how brilliant the design is in it's ease of operation and performance. If I sound like a salesman, oh well, the proof is in the pudding.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: dlj On: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:18 am

wsherrick wrote:The Stove size will light easily. I'm telling you, you don't know what a treat you are in for. You will never think twice about some modern box stove ever, ever again. Since you already had a Vermont Castings Stove you already know how to start a coal fire, however; You will be so, so surprised at how much better these stove are, how convenient and efficient and how brilliant the design is in it's ease of operation and performance. If I sound like a salesman, oh well, the proof is in the pudding.



William,

After listening to you say how you really only needed to fill the stove once a day, I was already really anxious to get this stove in and running. My past life showe me -again, using wood- just how awesome the heat output is with this stove. I am definately looking forward to seeing how well it works with coal. If I only have to fill it once a day, that will make my life just so much easier. I have days when I leave the house at 5:30 am and don't get home until about 10:00pm. I need a long burn...

dj

dj
dlj
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:24 am

I work long days as well. I am an engineer for the railroad and sometimes I leave the house at 4:00AM or earlier and don't get back home until 9:00 PM or later. Molly is always still burning for me when I get up in the Morning and when I get home at night. It is going to take you a few days to get the hang of it. If you have a good draw from your chimney, you can just barely crack the ash pit dampers and totally close off the pipe damper while in Baseburning Mode and it will just burn and burn. Sometimes I have to look at because it lasts so long I don't have anything else to do.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed!

PostBy: dlj On: Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:33 am

William,

Great idea on posting the older thread up again. I wonder if one of the moderators could merge these two into one? It would make it easier down the line to find all the info on this old stove in one thread.

In your earlier thread, I had posted a page of how to calculate efficencies. I think I'm going to play with that sheet and see if I can find ways to get some hard numbers on these stoves. It might be interesting to get a good number on how efficient they really are...

dj
dlj
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

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