Glacier Bay...is it worth looking at?

Glacier Bay...is it worth looking at?

PostBy: offcoursey On: Sun May 09, 2010 4:18 pm

I found a Glacier Bay stove on Craig's $150. Ad says it is in good condition. The blower has been removed and is gone. Can I cover the hole with a plate and use the stove as a free standing in my basement? It does have a thick plate to hold the coal in the front.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

Re: Glacier Bay...is it worth looking at?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun May 09, 2010 4:48 pm

offcoursey wrote:I found a Glacier Bay stove on Craig's $150. Ad says it is in good condition. The blower has been removed and is gone. Can I cover the hole with a plate and use the stove as a free standing in my basement? It does have a thick plate to hold the coal in the front.


The short answer is yes, you can cover the hole with a plate and use it as a free standing unit in your basement. Would you be able to see this before making a commitment? Generally, coal stoves are built to last but you'd want to check out the grates - are they warped and do they move freely; also check any seams for cracks. Does the stove have a lot of rust? What about the doors - are they warped? You can always replace gaskets but is the door itself warped? Is there any sign of warping in the fire box? None of these things are necessarily deal breakers but you'd want to know if you have to replace or repair any of it before you buy. $150 isn't a lot for a coal stove but it could become more expensive if you have to replace or repair things.

Do a search of the Forum (upper right hand corner) on Glacier Bay coal stoves and you will find some good conversations about the stove. Good Luck, Lisa
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PostBy: offcoursey On: Sun May 09, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks!... I will check these things out before buying. I wasn't sure if the stove could be used
without the fan if I covered the fan's hole.
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PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun May 09, 2010 5:34 pm

Does it look like this? Is the fan for combustion air or room air? If it's for room air you could just leave the hole open and convection will pull cooler room air into it, depending on how it's set up. Sounds like a good deal! I heard they were made in upstate New York.
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sun May 09, 2010 6:18 pm

offcoursey wrote:I found a Glacier Bay stove on Craig's $150. Ad says it is in good condition. The blower has been removed and is gone. Can I cover the hole with a plate and use the stove as a free standing in my basement? It does have a thick plate to hold the coal in the front.


Glacier Bay and Gibraltar stoves are the same and they are made very well. Blower fans are available as are the cast iron parts. Forum member "coal burner" has all the info on the stoves....

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Re: Glacier Bay...is it worth looking at?

PostBy: offcoursey On: Sun May 09, 2010 7:51 pm

Thanks!!! That is exactly what it looks like. I am trying to find the oppurtunity to see it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

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PostBy: offcoursey On: Mon May 17, 2010 9:09 pm

I bought this stove for $150....
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
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PostBy: coal berner On: Mon May 17, 2010 9:54 pm

offcoursey wrote:I bought this stove for $150....

You did good you got a heat machine there Like it has been stated Gibraltar Parts are interchangeable with the
Glacier bay stove's put a blower in the back for room air you will get a lot of heat coming off the stove it is a double wall stove. Here are a few Places that have parts there not cheap did you get the coal banking bar as well as the baffle plate shaker handle . You will have many years of good service with that unit enjoy the heat and the money saved with burning coal .

Stove Parts



http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/cat ... rence.html

http://www.hearthstove.com/catalog.html


http://www.stovepartsunlimited.com/pricing/20092010pdfs/2009_parts_section.pdf
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Blower Fans

http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/f ... blower.htm

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/start.shtml
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

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PostBy: offcoursey On: Tue May 18, 2010 9:09 am

Thanks for the links. The stove came with the banking bar. They only burned wood so they didn't use the bar. The handle is there too....and the book. No legs. It is the insert model but I am going to use it freestanding. Do I need to get a piece of pipe welded to the top to connect stove pipe to?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

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PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 18, 2010 9:28 am

You should just be able to stuff the connector pipe in there - at least that's what I'd do. A little 700° Ultra Copper gasket sealer around the pipe & it will never come out unless you want it to.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Glacier Bay...is it worth looking at?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue May 18, 2010 9:34 am

offcoursey wrote:Thanks for the links. The stove came with the banking bar. They only burned wood so they didn't use the bar. The handle is there too....and the book. No legs. It is the insert model but I am going to use it freestanding. Do I need to get a piece of pipe welded to the top to connect stove pipe to?

You need to stick the stove pipe inside the flue opening then seal around it with furnace cement or real high temp silicon 2000F or 3000f if you can find some looks 7" or 8" looks to be the size for the pipe from the pic .
Also need a draft control /baro to help keep the heat in the stove.
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

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PostBy: offcoursey On: Tue May 18, 2010 1:13 pm

I actually have a tube of the 2000F in the basement I picked up the other day...it says it can be used to repair stoves. I will stuff the pipe in and caulk it.... A baro is already in the plans, thanks to the forum! Should I put a MD in too? Can it hurt... even if I find I need it kept open? Or don,t bother?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

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PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 18, 2010 5:43 pm

Me personally, I wouldn't bother. If you want to lessen the effect of the draft, just adjust the baro. The MD is just another device to clean, imho.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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PostBy: coal berner On: Wed May 19, 2010 10:50 am

offcoursey wrote:I actually have a tube of the 2000F in the basement I picked up the other day...it says it can be used to repair stoves. I will stuff the pipe in and caulk it.... A baro is already in the plans, thanks to the forum! Should I put a MD in too? Can it hurt... even if I find I need it kept open? Or don,t bother?

No Need For MD Just A Baro Draft Control Type M or RC As well As RCBT. http://fieldcontrols.com/draftcontrol.php

Should also get a Draft Gauge or Manometer for setting up the baro to help control the draft.

http://www.drillspot.com/products/75811 ... raft_Gauge

http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Products/Prod ... oup_ID=260 Mark II 25

http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Products/TOC. ... goryID=289
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PostBy: offcoursey On: Sat May 29, 2010 9:19 pm

I have my 'new' stove in the basement now. I am working on the chimney still then the stove pipe work in the basement. My father-in-law was over checking it out (he burns coal). He says when we light it up for the first time we will need a couple other items....2 chairs...a few beer(which are in a fridge in the basement) and some old country music(ex..Hank Sr.) I am looking forward to the quailty time...
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