lowfog01 wrote:I'm Impressed you've done a lot in a very short time. Lisa
Nothing like a compliment from a very nice lady to make a guy's day! It took only the removal of the top retaining three 10-24 x 1/2" bolts to take this thing apart! After that just a lot of wire wheel and sanding work. Just fixed the ash door latch and the spring loaded air door! I didn't expect to see those little mechanisms come apart easily but they did. I'm looking around for those firebricks, no luck so far but some places have castable refractory cement. I glued the one brick back together with furnace cement- it held but I don't know if it will hold under heat. There might be firebrick out there someplace that will accommodate a 16" diameter. BTU's and capacity no idea-- it might take 50lbs+
This seems like a mass produced, cheaper quality stove. Very simple design, lines seem very deco. The castings are mostly bolt together and are relatively thin. The body is maybe 16 or 18 guage sheet steel with crimped seams. Seams are intact that's great! Grates are intact too. I don't think this unit saw a lot of heavy use, but it looks like the firebricks have seen some hot fires.