wsherrick wrote:Try to take the smallest amount of metal possible as you grind on the back side. You can use a nail punch to force out the pin. The object is to leave enough metal on the end to re-peen the pin back onto the door. Replace the spring under the cap on the outside and then you will have an air tight damper that will give perfect control over the fire. I assume you have a Glenwood Modern Oak No 118. No it is not a wood stove. It is a dual fuel stove that was designed to have wood as a secondary fuel. If it has prismactic (triangular shape bar grates) then it is for coal.
If it is set up for wood only you will have what is called a, "register plate," instead of the bar grates. A register plate is simply a flat piece of cast iron with slots cut in it for air to get through.
It would be nice if we could see more pictures of your stove.
Yep, I was curous to see it too. I was looking at a friends Excellsior in her barn. It has bar grates, but they are deffinately for wood. They are not the triangular prismatics but rather two sided and smooth versus having teeth on the outsides and have slots or vents along the middle.