Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: hanick On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:25 pm

I “inherited” a large, steel coal stove which is missing its grate and ash pan. The only markings, in large letters across the front are “Northern comfort”. A global search on this site and an exhaustive search on the Internet turned up nothing other than a few ads on Craig’s list for wood stoves which the company manufactured. There is an unrelated company by the same name in Canada that is a resaleor not a manufacturer and the company in New York with the same name but also not the manufacturer. It appears to be very substantial and well made.

I realize it was probably manufactured before regulations put everyone out of business. I live in an old carriage house with a full basement. The first floor is reinforced concrete. On our coldest days in Connecticut I would like to fire it up and get the first floor warm.

Has anyone heard of the company? Does anyone know what type of grate it originally used? Does anyone know where I can get a grate and ash pan or find parts that would work? I will post pictures over the weekend.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Hal
Stonington CT
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Stove/Furnace Make: northern comfort

Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:01 pm

Hello Hal, welcome to the forum..

The best method for us to attempt to identify your stove will be with if you would post several photos of the stove.. with dimensions and an inside view of the firebox with the missing grates..

It may be a renamed stove by a common manufacturer, or an orphan stove with little or no parts available.. but a few photos is the next step...

Greg L

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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: hanick On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:45 pm

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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:55 pm

Looks like a wood stove, try these guys. http://northerncomfort.ca/products/wood ... s-inserts/
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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: hanick On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:12 pm

There is no room except for a small log. I did try the Canadian Company but there were no help. Theyaid they had heard of a company by the same name "down south". No more info.
H
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Stove/Furnace Make: northern comfort

Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:55 pm

It looks like it had a flat grate that rested on the angle channels, maybe 1/2 inch thick with fire brick laid on edge lengthwise on top of the grate sides. Clearing ash would be done with a long flat poker inserted over the grate, through a gap of about 3/16 inch, from the front with the door open.

It looks like the bottom area is sealed from the top, does the door seal these two areas from each other?

That loose rod that is recessed also must have had a function since it was a lot of effort to put it there.
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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:26 pm

This is a very 'different' looking stove interior.. not sure what to make of it..

Greg L
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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:52 am

A quick Google search for Northern Comfort Stoves turned up the manufacturer of Wood, Gas and Pellet stoves.

http://northerncomfort.ca/

No mention of coal on their website. Not even sure if it is the same manufacturer of your NC stove. Although I did notice they list Harman Coal stoves on their site.

Also searched for Northern Comfort Coal Stoves and came up with a few places that sell Northern Comfort Stoves similar in design as yours and they all state they are wood only burners. It might be that you just have a wood stove there.
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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: hanick On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:34 pm

The Canadian company in the link is not related to this stove. I called them. They heard of a Nortern Comfort manufacturer in the "states" but do not manufacture. There is a company in NY with the name, struck out there as well. The stove is big but the opening is too small for more than 1 medium size log. It can't be a wood stove.

I would be interested the other links you found.
H
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Stove/Furnace Make: northern comfort

Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:04 pm

The other links were more of random questions on other forums about Northern Comfort stoves and from what I had read there wasn't a whole lot of information on them. Then I came up with a link from Craigslist for a Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear and Grandpa Bear wood stoves. Which all look similar to your Northern Comfort stove.
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Still no Northern Comfort owners?????????????????

PostBy: hanick On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:02 pm

Still no Northern Comfort owners?????????????????
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Stove/Furnace Make: northern comfort

Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: hman On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:06 pm

You might go over to hearth forum,those guys all burn wood over their and see if they can help you.It's worth a shot.
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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: kyrro On: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:29 pm

I have a northern comfort woodstove and like the other guy cannot find out anything about it!!! I need a new screen for it. If anyone else knows where I can get this I would appreciate it. I have asked every stove shop within 100 miles of me with no information. Even with the internet I'm losing faith.
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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: kyrro On: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:31 pm

It looks exactly like the other stove except it has 2 doors and burns wood.
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Re: Northern Comfort Stove- Desperately seeking information!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:56 pm

No luck on search here. I'm surprised there's info on my stove, I think I have all the info there really is. My stove is vaguely similar. It still has its info tag on the back. I was wondering why they went out of business too; regulations maybe.

Have a look at this site: http://stovehospital.com/ , maybe he has ever seen one, or could give you guys a lead.

Plenty of grates available out there, something might fit. good luck!
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