Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:22 pm

lobsterman wrote:Yes, I noticed that too on my Chubby, especially since the MPD had a "tight" installation on the Chubby exhaust. For the Glenwood, I put on it on the stove pipe and the fit is kind of sloppy, something perhaps to change next Spring. But then I noticed that William runs his at 45 deg and mine closed even though a loose fitting is much more restrictive than 45 deg in a tight fitting.


Each chimney is different. So what pipe damper setting works for one might not be right for another.
By the way. You are NOW an OFFICIAL member of the Glenwood Base Burner Society as per your first fire! Hoooohray! Keep working on getting the secondary air ring for the stove I really feel it is an important aspect of the stove's design.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
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Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: lobsterman On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:48 pm

Thanks. It is hard to capture the blue flames in there, but believe me it is very blue in there.
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Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: Tim On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:10 am

AWESOME!....Congrats and ENJOY that Ol Gal...she will keep ya warm.
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Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:28 pm

It seems like you've got it down. Now you are living on Coal Stove Easy Street. Let's see some pictures of it in its new home.
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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: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: lobsterman On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:09 pm

Here she is, in its new home... in my face (LOL)
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Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:03 pm

lobsterman wrote:Here she is, in its new home... in my face (LOL)



It looks wonderful right there. It looks like it was made for that spot, welcome to a warm and comfy 1910. Hang on it's gonna be a wild Century.
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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: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: dlj On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:22 pm

Lobsterman,

Is that one of the old original sheet metal hearths that stove is sitting on? That brings back memories...

Nice set-up!

dj
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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: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:43 am

I'm very proud to know that there is yet another person here who will get to experience the superior performance of a Glenwood Stove.
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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: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:38 am

:nice: One of the most interesting threads I have read. Entertaining, instructive and some great pictures. A hearty congratulations on your terrific Glenwood lobsterman.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
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Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: rasct On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:44 pm

Hi Lobsterman

I just stumbled across this thread. GREAT FIND. Your stove looks like it’s in the same shape as mine. Awesome job in getting it fired up so fast.
I do not have a place ready for mine yet so it is going to sit in storage until the restore, then move it in my office and fire it up next season. I hope I can either keep it throttled down or convince my wife to move it into the kitchen and remove the wood burner.
My doors fit tight when closed but my ash door sags when open. I will also replace my pins. My method is heat the outside edge of the ear and then drive out the pin. The cast expands and usually releases its hold of the steel pins. That is an old automobile trick I learned years ago.
I also hope that we can find someone to cast those ring parts ,I would like to keep this original.

Rob
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Stove/Furnace Make: vermont castings/Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: defiant/No.6&8 base heater

Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: lobsterman On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:56 pm

Keep us posted with your progress. You make 4 of us with this stove now on this forum. If you put it in the kitchen and replace the wood stove you will be so happy you did. You really must do this and you will never look back.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
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Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: dlj On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:43 pm

rasct wrote:I also hope that we can find someone to cast those ring parts ,I would like to keep this original.
Rob


Rob, It's not a question of finding someone to cast the parts, it's to have the mold for them to use to cast them. There are several foundries that can/will do the casting. If we get enough people interested in some of these things, we could make the molds. It costs a lot to make molds. Most foundries don't own their molds. The molds are usually owned by the company that wants a particular casting done. I'm talking present day. Back when the Glenwood was being made the business was not the same. The small foundries doing some of the stove parts now might own those molds, I don't know. But it would be a stroke of luck big time to find a set of molds for the parts we are looking for.

All the stove parts on these old stoves were done in sand molds. The original molds were made out of wood in what are called cope and drag molds. Some of the early stoves done in the 19th century used what they call loose molds. In any case, sand is packed around the shape of the piece you want to cast first from one side, then from the other. Then you have to open the two sides and take out the wooden mold leaving behind the empty space in the sand for the metal to get poured into. You need a hole in the sand where the metal gets poured in, and usually small holes in places so that the hot gases developed can leave with causing the molten metal to stop flowing. There are a lot of things that have to be taken into consideration when making the molds in order to come out with a good part with no casting defects and the right size. The foundries that cast these old stoves were really good at what they did...

dj
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
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Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:43 pm

rasct wrote:Hi Lobsterman

I just stumbled across this thread. GREAT FIND. Your stove looks like it’s in the same shape as mine. Awesome job in getting it fired up so fast.
I do not have a place ready for mine yet so it is going to sit in storage until the restore, then move it in my office and fire it up next season. I hope I can either keep it throttled down or convince my wife to move it into the kitchen and remove the wood burner.
My doors fit tight when closed but my ash door sags when open. I will also replace my pins. My method is heat the outside edge of the ear and then drive out the pin. The cast expands and usually releases its hold of the steel pins. That is an old automobile trick I learned years ago.
I also hope that we can find someone to cast those ring parts ,I would like to keep this original.

Rob


Once you find out how these stoves perform the wood stove will go bye-bye in a hurry. Promise.
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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: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: bluefire On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:56 pm

I found this Forum while Googling "Glenwood baseheater". Very glad I did. I'm considering purchasing one & have 2 questions: 1) Is the "coal dust residue" you hear about a problem with these particular stoves in terms of getting on furniture, curtains etc.? 2) Can you safely leave this stove (I'm talking about a professionally restored one) for the day without danger of it overheating? Obviously I'm unfamiliar with coal but it sounds very promising and these are great-looking stoves. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Introducing... my Glenwood No. 6 Base Heater

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:27 pm

bluefire wrote:I found this Forum while Googling "Glenwood baseheater". Very glad I did. I'm considering purchasing one & have 2 questions: 1) Is the "coal dust residue" you hear about a problem with these particular stoves in terms of getting on furniture, curtains etc.? 2) Can you safely leave this stove (I'm talking about a professionally restored one) for the day without danger of it overheating? Obviously I'm unfamiliar with coal but it sounds very promising and these are great-looking stoves. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.


A Glenwood Base Heater is perhaps the cleanest stove I have ever used. All the ash stays contained in the ash pit and if the ash pan is properly made all of the ashes go into the ash pan. Cleanliness in a large part depends on the operator. If you are careless or lazy then you going to make a mess no matter what stove you have.
Of course you can leave the stove unattended for any given time without danger. Again the stove must be properly installed according to the rules. No shortcuts allowed.
Your choice of a Glenwood Base Heater will be the best you can make. There are few if any stoves that are as efficient and easy to operate as one of these.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
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