Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:51 pm

lobsterman wrote:Gotta love the old No. 6. I get so many compliments on it. Echo, you put in new B and C grates, right? You should not be dumping coal. When I shake, I peak through the primary air vent and go gently +/- 30 degrees or so until I see the embers and then I stop. If you want to fine tune it, you can even position the triangles to block bigger pieces from falling if you have a gap. The ash is very fine and needs to be emptied outside. If you get clinkers, then a more violent shake may be in order to grind them up.


Yes I replaced both center grates. I went back and read alot, rewatched videos, and I am pretty sure I was over shaking the grates, applying the new less aggresive shake downs seems to confirm this. Prismatic grates are alot different than when I was trying to shake down with the round grate from the Summit, if I was not more agressive with the round grate I would loose the fire.

By the way Lobsterman, I saw the thread you were looking at getting the fire ring for your No 6 since it did not come with one, did you ever get a set installed and if so did you notice any difference in the way it burns the volitile gasses off after refilling ?

Nortcan I read where you were very close to buying a Glenwood at one time. Your Glenwood gas burner thread was a great read today.

I cant wait to get this stove completely refurbished and on the first floor.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:24 pm

Keith,

You'll get the feel for it. On my Glenwood cookstove, there is a stop cast into the front plate of the firebox right next to where the end of the grate pokes through. The shaker crank handle has a matching flat cast into it. I know that when I line these two up, I'm on one of the three flat sides of the grates. When I shake it, I just knock it against that stop with a very short quick motion that "rattles" the grates. I'll get most of the ash out this way till a few embers start to fall and I have a good glow. That's it. Takes about 5 seconds. The Herald on the other hand takes a good 50-60 side to side to get all the ash out and a good glow. It's good wrist excersize but it doesn't drop hardly an ember.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:59 pm

Echos, good thing I didn't buy the Glenwood. The stove would have been much too big for the space. A more "square" and smaller stove fits good in the place. Easy to understand when you see the 9.5" D of the line I made for it.
About the shaking on the Bride, to my experiences with the "new" V.C. and the "antique" Bride, no way to compare them. I don't know about all other shaking systems but the round Ransom Ring Grate as they named that grate is a marvel for getting the ash down and making the combustion air able to go at the good place. The center triangular ones need only a small move to the left and to the right and that's it. No mess, very few unburnt ant in the ash pan.
I don't know where the ""new"" anthracite stoves makers take their grates model but a look and try on the antique grates could be a gift for the custommers.
Also, I said in the past that a square or rectangular fire chamber was not a matter but now having tryied a round fire pot I realized I was wrong on that point. Forget about ash build up with a round one.

The new Dream is making his way! I think that a stove like the Household Peach (I saw some similar models) could cure the dream. I just hope it gets a good shaking system and is fitting in my Faux-Foyer. Having worked a lot on the V2 and knowing how well it works now (except for the shaking sy. and the grates desing), only an antique stove will replace it.
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Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:05 am

I love mine. It's become the center of attention in my game room. It heats the whole house untill it gets to the 20's and then the electric heat makes up the difference. I never expected I could get that much heating capacity out of it. About 3000 sqft.

Only thing that a new stove has on this old one is when I need parts they are one off custom parts that I have to have made. Can't just call and order one. But I can still get parts made for it so at the worst it just takes a bit longer.

And I don't think the stoves of today will be around in 100 years like my Hub Heater. I would expect my Hub heater to last another 100 years with only needing wear parts like new grates or liner. The materials in todays stoves don't seem to have the same quality as the old ones.
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Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
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Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:55 pm

oros, happy to hear about you and your stove.
For the antique stove parts, my vig2 is what we can consider in the new stoves generation but just try to find parts for it could be a hard time. Plus I can add that: all NEW stove makers can go out of business at antime.
But like you said it's always possible to have antique parts re-casted and on a 100 + yrs stove it could be a normal duration. For the NEW one, we will have to wait these 100 Yrs :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Very windy cold day and the little Warm Morning isn't keeping the drafty house t 70+ I love this little antique stove but I just need a bigger one. Planning on buying a BB this year, can't wait!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:20 pm

Smokeyja wrote:Very windy cold day and the little Warm Morning isn't keeping the drafty house t 70+ I love this little antique stove but I just need a bigger one. Planning on buying a BB this year, can't wait!


I never though to get a second stove before falling in love with the Bride (the metallic one + the real one ). Quite expensive and lot of job on the floor, back wall, chimney... but one of the best investment in my life.
Hope you find the best stove or stoves for your house.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:24 pm

nortcan wrote:
Smokeyja wrote:Very windy cold day and the little Warm Morning isn't keeping the drafty house t 70+ I love this little antique stove but I just need a bigger one. Planning on buying a BB this year, can't wait!


I never though to get a second stove before falling in love with the Bride (the metallic one + the real one ). Quite expensive and lot of job on the floor, back wall, chimney... but one of the best investment in my life.
Hope you find the best stove or stoves for your house.


I like having two also Pierre, Fist of all I need two because of the layout of the house and the size, but its handy on different days when I can run one or the other depending on temps and situation. Right now both are full steam!
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Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:23 pm

Well I am going to buy a base heater sooner than I thought. I just spoke with the stove hospital this evening and got my name on the list! It was really great talking with them and I can't wait to make the trip and pick me out a stove :)!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:35 pm

Smokeyja wrote:Well I am going to buy a base heater sooner than I thought. I just spoke with the stove hospital this evening and got my name on the list! It was really great talking with them and I can't wait to make the trip and pick me out a stove :)!


Nice Smokey! Imagine that, You got to get on the list now! You won't do better than Emery for a fair deal on a good stove. He tells it like it is good and bad. Five years ago, (heck three) you could have gone down there and taken your pick of 5 of them. people are wiseing up to the fact that these are excellent heaters.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:42 pm

Smokeyja wrote:Well I am going to buy a base heater sooner than I thought. I just spoke with the stove hospital this evening and got my name on the list! It was really great talking with them and I can't wait to make the trip and pick me out a stove :)!


Baseheater wow thats great news, what make and model are you on the list for. Will you be doing the refurbish yourself or buying a stove that is already to go ? Congrats, get ready to loose sleep as it will be all you think about.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:46 pm

I think I'm going to try and get a commission for each base heater sold from both Emery and Doug at Barnstable for all of my free advertsing! :D

I'm just happy to know that people are learning about these stoves, how excellent they are, also; that they are being used and preserved.
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Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:56 pm

wsherrick wrote:I think I'm going to try and get a commission for each base heater sold from both Emery and Doug at Barnstable for all of my free advertsing! :D

No kidding Will! You are single handedly responsible for an aweful lot of em!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:02 pm

wsherrick wrote:I think I'm going to try and get a commission for each base heater sold from both Emery and Doug at Barnstable for all of my free advertsing! :D


Atleast some nickle refinishing, free grates, or something :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:27 pm

If so, William is on "the easy street" to get rich. :clap: Not problem for me! LOL
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