Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:45 pm

Crystal had been living in the corner of a boat shop for several years and I knew that she needed a new home. So I did what any red blooded American would do..... I offerd her a place to stay....Picked her up with all her stuff and loaded it all in the back of my Tacoma, and drove home. Now I can't keep my hands off her. All day I worked on cleaning her up. She now has received a well needed make over. :o :shock:

William, Norcan, Steve Zee, I am going to need your help... What am I going to do now???

Eddie

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PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:54 pm

Bravo. Nice stove.
First thing to do ( you did ask for it no?): keep your hands off of her. LOL.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:05 pm

The first thing to do is make sure the doors fit tight and there are no leaks in any of the seams. Secondly get some stove pipe and hook it up promptly. Enjoy having and using a beautiful, graceful and efficient Crawford. Remember, once you realize how good these stoves are, there is no turning back.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

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Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:35 pm

Good looking project Eddie, me thinks she cleaned up real nice. How's her innards look? Have fun with er my friend. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: musikfan6 On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:47 pm

You know, your comments are making me smile.

My daughter has been teasing me of late, saying that I have a new girlfriend because I spend so much time hovering over my FB stove. She even gave the stove a name (don't remember what it is at the moment since I usually try to ignore her teasing comments)! I have to admit that it is enjoyable to "tinker" with my stove, and yes, we do spend a considerable amount of time together. However, she'll never take the place of my lovely wife!

PC 12...
How many BTU's does that thing put out?? That is an AMAZING stove. How tall is it?? How much does it weigh??
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Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: 1475

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:48 pm

Beauty Eddie, That's amazing what a little "fondling" will do. She looks really sweet. It's almost exactly like Harry. They must have known a good design when they found one cause there sure is a bunch of stoves just like ours from the day.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:59 pm

Crawfords are right up there among the best Northeastern Manufacturers. Herald, Glenwood, Magee, Andes, Fuller and Warren, Crawford and Quaker were competing with each other, head to head for many decades.
Crawford had some magnificent Base Heaters which were beautifully styled. This little Crawford is about the same size as Steve's Herald and my Glenwood No 9. It should do very well.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:24 pm

I hope to fire up the Crystal Crawford # 112 on Sunday...
All the parts are on hand @ the moment.
Norcan, I can't keep my hands off her....
Will, The stove is in very good shape, all the doors are very tight...
Freetown Fred, the inside of the stove is real good, fire pot and bricks are OK....
musikfan6, the stove is about 59" tall with a burn pot 9" wide x 14" deep. the outside is 12" wide in the barrel. I am not sure on the BTU rating of the stove. Will or Steve will have a good idea of how much heat it will make.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:26 pm

Outstanding my friend, & every now & again we fall onto something nice--I think you've got your's for the year. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:55 pm

Okay, we want to hear all about the first fire up. Don't forget pictures. I'm very excited for you.
Let's see your stove should hold around 25 pounds of coal. You will find that you can operate the stove at a wide range of temperatures. You should get a surprising amount of heat from it. You will find out that even with this small stove that the indirect back pipe feature will cause the Crawford to produce heat like a much larger direct draft stove. For about a 1/3 of the coal consumption to produce the same results. They knew what they were doing when they made these beauties.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: smithy On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:59 pm

Wow Eddie what a beauty , tall and lean... makes me want a stove with a girls name
smithy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Columbia
Baseburners & Antiques: Chicago Stove Works home perfect 214
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: Home perfect 214

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: musikfan6 On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:35 pm

smithy wrote:Wow Eddie what a beauty , tall and lean... makes me want a stove with a girls name


You guys are hilarious! :)

What should I name my FB?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: 1475

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:23 am

Eddie that's Crawford's equivalent to my Star Herald. The dimensions are close enough. Mine has a 10" fire pot and the same 14" depth. This makes for really nice long burns. I'm telling you it's amazing what they put out for heat for the amount of coal. It uses less coal per load than my cookstove and burns twice as long on a load. Does it put out as much heat? Maybe not since the cookstove is a huge hunk but if you consider the time frame being twice as long a burn I'll bet it pretty close to the same amount of heat just over a longer period. My guess is that these size stoves are in the 45-50k btu range. Nothing scientific, just a seat of the pants WAG, but I think you'll find it right in that range. The other thing that Will stated is that Crawford's were a top of the line stove in their day. Very high quality and built big and sturdy compared to allot of the competition. I was looking at one just like yours next to a Columbia of the same size. The Crawford looked allot more substantial in the side by side. It weighed in a good bit more too.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: buck24 On: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:19 pm

PC..........The Crawford is a really fine looking stove you got there. She should perform well for you. Keep us posted how she does when you fire her up. Good luck with her.
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Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut / Anthracite

Re: Crystal Crawford moved in / this winter is going to be HOT !

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:06 pm

SteveZee wrote:Eddie that's Crawford's equivalent to my Star Herald. The dimensions are close enough. Mine has a 10" fire pot and the same 14" depth. This makes for really nice long burns. I'm telling you it's amazing what they put out for heat for the amount of coal. It uses less coal per load than my cookstove and burns twice as long on a load. My guess is that these size stoves are in the 45-50k btu range.


Hey Steve,
My stove looks like the fire brick are thick...I just had the tape measure out again and the burn pot is 9 1/2" X 14" at the load door and 17 1/2" high in the sides & back. My Jotul 507s are in the 45,000 btu range and i have one burning right now. I think the Crawford may edge out the Jotul by just a bit....

buck24,
We are going to fire her up in just a few minuets. I have the Jotul burning as slow as I dare and have lots of window stats open to get the house cool. The outside temp is 56* F but I cant wait to light the stove.

Eddie
PC 12-47E
 
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