Firebrick for Warm Morning model 420

Firebrick for Warm Morning model 420

PostBy: Bubbajamin On: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:50 am

I'm new to this site,never burned coal and have a Warm Morning model420 that was in the basement of a house I bought in southeast MI (Fraser). Some of the firebrick are cracked an dI would like some opinions on if its worth the time and money to replace the bricks and start to burn coal it the city? The stove looks to be great shape other than some of the brick. Any insite would be great.
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Bubbajamin
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Locke Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 420

Re: Firebrick for Warm Morning model 420

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:59 am

If they are cracked but in there nice & tight without big gaps or anything I would think you would be good to go as long as everything else checks out OK. Good looking stove, I'm sure others that have experience with them will be able to tell you what else to look for. Good luck & welcome, things are usually a bit slower off season but you'll get some advice soon I'm sure.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Firebrick for Warm Morning model 420

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:20 pm

Use the search button in the upper right hand corner to find a fuel comparison chart. That will give you a ball park figure of the money you would save over the fuel you are using now. Another concern is the availability of coal. Do you have a dependable source of coal and are the logistics involved worth the effort? How long would the cost of replacing the fire bricks take to recoup and is that a trade off you'd make? If I remember correctly the Warm Morning brick is curved and expensive but the rest of the stove was free so for a the cost a couple new bricks you could be saving big bucks on the cost of heating your home. I recouped the cost of my stove in 8 months of burning; now it's just the cost of coal.
I burn coal in the suburbs. Only my next door neighbors know and that's because I told them when they asked what we were doing as we carried 125 bags of coal into our back yard. Anthracite has no smoke and bituminous only smokes for a couple of minutes when you recharge the fire. Check out the archives for postings on Warm Morning Stoves. That stove was made by the Locke Stove company and sold under numerous names. There are lots of spare parts around but you have to find them.

I think burning coal anywhere is worth the effort given the cost savings and the heat generated. When was the last time you were able to keep you house at 75* in the winter and still put food on the table? Check it out, you'll be happy you did. Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I


Re: Firebrick for Warm Morning model 420

PostBy: Bubbajamin On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:42 am

Thanks for the information. I'm not sure how easy it will be to get coal but there are a few postings from people close to me. I know I have a lot of research to do so I better get busy. I will post more questions as the pop up. Now I need to start convincin gmy wife on the concept. Thanks so very much.
Bubbajamin
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Locke Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 420