Florence problem

Florence problem

PostBy: johnccarlson On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:45 pm

Im looking at buying a Hot blast Florence NO.75 It has a hole in one side the diameter of a dime. can and how could this be repaired. Or should I not buy it for my Garage. The price is 200.00 Thanks, john
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hot blast Florence 75

Re: Florence problem

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:03 pm

Possibly weld it, or just put a couple large washers, a bolt/nut and some high temp sealant. Shouldn't be that hard to fix.
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:43 pm

I would not buy a used stove its hard to say what else is damaged, but if all that is all that is wrong with it a bolt would probably work okay I wouldn't mess with trying to weld it.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:42 pm

A hole where? Got a pix. How about a link or ad, for two bills I'll buy it... :P
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:16 am

Welcome to the FORUM my friend. If you're sure that is the only problem. By God, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Make sure you put the bolt head inside. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:28 am

No Fred no, a stove with a hole in it is a very dangerous thing. He must tell me where this stove is so I can go get it. I will take it off the market so that no one will get hurt by buying and using this very defective and dangerous appliance. Someone could burn there eye out ! and I just could not live with myself if that happened... :P
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:30 am

Where is the hole? If it is in the barrel, all you have to do is have a new barrel made. An easy job. Florence Hot Blasts are one of the best stoves for burning Bituminous Coal ever made. No modern stove can touch these in any area of efficiency or performance, especially when using soft coal.
If you have a hole in a cast iron part that may not be so easily repaired. Florence No 77s are quite common in the mid west as 10's of thousands of them were sold. They were very popular stoves for many decades. 200 dollars is dirt cheap for one of these. You could spend a thousand bucks on restoring it and still come out ahead. You will have a beautiful and highly efficient stove.
You want to make sure the hot blast ring is intact inside. This is an iron ring that goes around the top of the fire pot. This provides hot secondary air right on top of the fire to burn the hydrocarbons generated by Bituminous. It will burn the coal very cleanly with little smoke once it gets hot.
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:31 am

grumpy wrote:No Fred no, a stove with a hole in it is a very dangerous thing. He must tell me where this stove is so I can go get it. I will take it off the market so that no one will get hurt by buying and using this very defective and dangerous appliance. Someone could burn there eye out ! and I just could not live with myself if that happened... :P


Ok Grumpy. Don't get greedy my friend. :roll:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:50 pm

Hi John, welcome to the forum . Don't pay attention to Grumpy, he allready has a Florence 77 and a 153 HotBlast.. :lol:

Just be careful that the firepot is not cracked, or the grate is missing fingers or parts..

As many photos as you can get and post on the forum then we will be glad to assess the stove's condition.

My first response is a big YES buy it, put a bolt and washers through the hole as suggested, but make sure there aren't any additional
cracks or problems..

Greg L
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:25 am

Boy that's a sharp looking #77 there, I wonder who's that is..... :P
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Re: Florence problem

PostBy: SDueker On: Sat May 19, 2012 12:56 pm

Did you buy the stove? I think you should, don't let people talk you out of it, they just want it for themselves,,,, this stove can be repaired,,,,
I just finished restoring my #75, Now I'm waiting for the Nickel Parts to come back from the Platers,, :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: C Emrich
Stove/Furnace Model: Florence Hot Blast #75

Re Where can I get a part for my hot-blast #75 florence

PostBy: bushnorton On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:02 pm

Help, where can I get the top part-part that has the exhaust discharge cast into the ring. thank-you.\, Bob
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Stove/Furnace Model: hot-blast florence #75