Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:30 pm

Come on Smokey, we are waiting your answers to Steves' questions and I couldn't sleep tonight if I don't have the answers. :(
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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: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:36 pm

echos67 wrote:
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.


Well he said he might have a wings best for me that is almost identical to the glenwood. I talked with him for awhile but didn't get into any specific details. He is going to call me back with what he has. He just bought 5 or 6 base heaters the other day. I would like to do a refurbish myself but it depends on the money. If he has a refurb for a good deal I might go ahead with that. The final decision will be when I go to pick it out for good I guess. I don't really care about the looks, I just want the best functioning stove I can get. I'm not so much a fan of the ornateness of most of the stoves but I can overlook that ;) . My Dad has a friend in RI so I think it'll be a perfect trip with Dad.

I owe a lot to William and this forum for explaining and answering all my questions especially after he's probably answered the same question 1000 times! They asked me who referred me to the stove hospital and I said William which he knew your screen name right off hand. Also all of the others on here that have referred him and what I have read. It's a long drive but I'm confident it will be worth it.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: echos67 On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:09 pm

Smokey, Keep us updated with what you find out and enjoy the trip with your Dad. Im sure the StoveHospital will blow your mind when see all the older items that Emery and Brandon have there. Dont forget to take an extra memory card for your camera :D .

Nortcan, I find I am more and more happy with my antique stove as each day passes. Even though it has been a very mild winter we did have a couple consecutive days that were pretty cold overnight, around 12 to 14 and the Glenwood (located in the unfinished basement) was not ran over 400-450 and it kept the first floor in the low 70's. From what I have read I have alot more heat output to go before I have to worry about a secondary heat source (William said I would have some pellet stoves for sale here lol). The flexability of this stove to cover such a broad range of temperatures from low to high heat output is really interesting to me. Next year the stove will be on the first floor and am sure I will be amazed all over again.

The weather is warming up here again, upper 40's today and calling for near 60 this weekend so I am going to let the stove go out and clean the horizontal pipe, insert a "t" instead of a 90 and relocate the mpd closer to the stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

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Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:57 am

Humm, I think we miss many old timer's comments. Did you all sold your antique stove?
Is it cause you'r not fully satisfied? Or too much satified to tell it?
It's between us anyways :secret:
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: echos67 On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:29 pm

nortcan wrote:Humm, I think we miss many old timer's comments. Did you all sold your antique stove?
Is it cause you'r not fully satisfied? Or too much satified to tell it?
It's between us anyways :secret:


I have been reading alot of older posts and there were some great discussions with you Pierre, and William, Tim, DJ, Steve, Lobsterman and a few others (sorry if I forgot others names), I would love to see a conversations like those again.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:37 pm

echos67 wrote:
nortcan wrote:Humm, I think we miss many old timer's comments. Did you all sold your antique stove?
Is it cause you'r not fully satisfied? Or too much satified to tell it?
It's between us anyways :secret:


I have been reading alot of older posts and there were some great discussions with you Pierre, and William, Tim, DJ, Steve, Lobsterman and a few others (sorry if I forgot others names), I would love to see a conversations like those again.


Don't worry, if anyone comes along who needs to be educated, we'll be here.
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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: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: david78 On: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:29 pm

This is the first stove I've burned coal in so I have nothing to compare it to, but I couldn't be more satisfied with my antique. It's easy to start a fire in, easy to regulate, will put out a ton of heat or idle down to barely warm, and it's nice to look at. :) Best $150 I ever spent.
david78
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Fuller & Warren Splendid Oak 27
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:26 am

Nice looking stove Dave. What size (fire pot) is your Splendid Oak and how does it compare to the Harmon you have listed also? Does it have an indirect back pipe on it, and what type grates? For sure it's the best $150 ever spent! Great find.

PS: Also thought I'd post that it is 9 degrees here this morning on the Maine coast. It's breezy with a windchill of -7. Got up this morning and both stoves were cranking it out. Got to give huge props to the Star Herald. It really had performed brilliantly considering it's size and ability to only hold about 25 to maybe 30 pounds of coal. My house was 69 degrees over all this morning when I got up and both are reloaded, shook down, ashes empty and the Herald is a steady 600 degrees. As you all know, we learn as we go with our stoves and this one has taught me how to have almost zero recovery time between fillings and shakings. Got to love the little guy! The Glenwood in the kitchen is just a steady 350-400 as always.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: david78 On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:39 am

Sounds like a chilly day in Maine!
My stove has a 16' firepot, direct draft, triangular grates. There's a Splendid Oak thread on here of what I did to restore it. I haven't used the Harmon yet. I bought it for an addition I'm building and just haven't need it yet.
david78
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Fuller & Warren Splendid Oak 27
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: coalturkey On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:08 pm

I just fired up my oakland #6 that I bought from Meatball and it is great. The wife is nuts about it's looks and it is running about 550 to 600 with a flue temp of 150 with the base heater on. Couldn't be happier. Also just got a Prizer Coronet cookstove that I need to get up for the kitchen. When we finish it all these 2 stoves go in a 12oo sq ft 1833 stone bungalow. my wife, who is basically reptilian as she assumes the temperatures of her suroundings, should love the set-up as I am sure it will drive her to open windows. BTW I amwondering about coal size for the Oakland. Should I try some stove coal? I am burning Blashek nut and it seems okay. Maybe don't need the faster burn of the stove. Got to learn the stove though.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 400
Baseburners & Antiques: Oakland #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: blaschek nut
Other Heating: Home Comfort range
Stove/Furnace Make: Oakland #6 Base Heater
Stove/Furnace Model: Home Comfort range

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:22 pm

wsherrick wrote:
echos67 wrote:
nortcan wrote:Humm, I think we miss many old timer's comments. Did you all sold your antique stove?
Is it cause you'r not fully satisfied? Or too much satified to tell it?
It's between us anyways :secret:


I have been reading alot of older posts and there were some great discussions with you Pierre, and William, Tim, DJ, Steve, Lobsterman and a few others (sorry if I forgot others names), I would love to see a conversations like those again.


Don't worry, if anyone comes along who needs to be educated, we'll be here.


Will, you forgot to tell us if you like your antique stoves. :lol: :lol: :lol:
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:51 pm

coalturkey wrote:I just fired up my oakland #6 that I bought from Meatball and it is great. The wife is nuts about it's looks and it is running about 550 to 600 with a flue temp of 150 with the base heater on. Couldn't be happier. Also just got a Prizer Coronet cookstove that I need to get up for the kitchen. When we finish it all these 2 stoves go in a 12oo sq ft 1833 stone bungalow. my wife, who is basically reptilian as she assumes the temperatures of her suroundings, should love the set-up as I am sure it will drive her to open windows. BTW I amwondering about coal size for the Oakland. Should I try some stove coal? I am burning Blashek nut and it seems okay. Maybe don't need the faster burn of the stove. Got to learn the stove though.


Nice going Coalturkey, That a great stove and an excellent deal. I'll bet it's pumping out some serious heat at those temps. That design is probably the most efficient and simplest ever made. I'd be willing to bet that the Oakland will heat that whole space by itself. After a couple of day of steady running the house gets heat soaked and you'll be amazed. Whats the Prizer Coronrt look like? Any pix?

PS: Dave, i went back and read the Splendid oak thread. I remember it now. Very cool and great job on the stove.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Good one Pierre :lol: tell us about your stoves William.

I just restarted my stove last night after about a week and a half of being out due to the warmer than usual weather around here. At this point I can start a coal fire in this stove very easily, maybe other stoves are harder im not sure. I took the down time and made a few Nortications (modifications), the best result is from relocating the damper closer to the stove at 16". I also cleaned the chimney, resealed all the doors, and blasted and polished the upper door, by the way the Williams polish in my opinion far exceeds the Rutlands as it gives a more black instead of gray color to the cast iron. The cast piece under the finial is Rutlands for comparrison, the picture angle shows more of a contrast but it is close to what is shown. I am looking forward to doing the total refurb with fresh nickle plating after the heating season this year.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:05 pm

coalturkey wrote:I just fired up my oakland #6 that I bought from Meatball and it is great. The wife is nuts about it's looks and it is running about 550 to 600 with a flue temp of 150 with the base heater on. Couldn't be happier. Also just got a Prizer Coronet cookstove that I need to get up for the kitchen. When we finish it all these 2 stoves go in a 12oo sq ft 1833 stone bungalow. my wife, who is basically reptilian as she assumes the temperatures of her suroundings, should love the set-up as I am sure it will drive her to open windows. BTW I amwondering about coal size for the Oakland. Should I try some stove coal? I am burning Blashek nut and it seems okay. Maybe don't need the faster burn of the stove. Got to learn the stove though.


Do you have any pictures of your set up with the new stove, did you make any changes to it ?

I am not an expert on these stoves by any means but I think you should be able to burn stove sized coal from what I have retained from my readings on here.

Congrats !
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Do you like your ANTIQUE stove?

PostBy: coalturkey On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Here's a couple of pictures. I kind of was shaking on the second one, must be the Jameson's 12 year kicking in. It was a long ride up and back and I am kicking back watching the "Blue Ladies" dance. Gosh that is a nice stove. 650 and 150 on the flue. Warm as toast. The range is all in parts right now. Needs some welding but it will be a beauty when it is done. I set it up in the old house we are in now till the other one is done. If it can heat this windy dump, it can heat the world.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 400
Baseburners & Antiques: Oakland #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: blaschek nut
Other Heating: Home Comfort range
Stove/Furnace Make: Oakland #6 Base Heater
Stove/Furnace Model: Home Comfort range

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