wsherrick wrote:You need to look this stove over closely before you agree to buy it. The price is okay if the stove is complete and nothing is warped or broken. It is missing it's footrests and the side wings. These parts may be very hard to find. If you want a stove that can be functional then you might want to settle for it. The stove was heavily used by the red/orange color on the firepot. The fire pot is also warped and doesn't fit flush around the top. Fire pots are a wear item and you can have a new one cast, but' that is still money out of your pocket. This is a large stove and it will easily heat your house. The mica base burners are equally efficient as base heaters, but; they require a lot more maintainence. For that price, plus a few more dollars you can get a high quality base heater from Emery at Antique Stove Hospital and you will know that the stove won't have any unpleasent surprises. If you have your heart set on a mica base burner, wait until you have one that is complete. I have seen them for sale on craigs list for less. I'm not saying this won't be a really good stove and if you don't mind the missing pieces go ahead and look at it. Just remember that the man is selling it to get rid of it and he will tell anything you want to hear. Look it over carefully.
Thanks for the heads up Will, emotions will be left behind when I go look at the stove. I am really only out time and some gas $ to go look at it and I can gain the knowledge of what to look for at others if this one isnt right.
I am putting my notes together now to use when I look at it, I will try and use the items you pointed out as negotiating leverage to get a lower price if everything else is satisfactory. Anything else you can think of ?
I agree with Steve, after looking again at the hinges I dont think they are original, looks like they have bolt heads.
What is involved when you say alot more maintenance is required ?
My head is completely wraped around the mica baseheaters, to me they just have a classy look, and that is by no means saying the Glenwoods and others such as yours are not beautiful stoves, I really like them all. It is like the difference between a Harley Dyna and a Softail, the dyna is not a bad looking bike, in actuallity I think it was Harley's top selling bike for years, but I will not part with my Softail ! If I had a Dyna instead I would be wishing I had a Softail everytime I saw one.