base heater and indirect back pipe question

Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Fri May 11, 2012 4:16 pm

the stove measures 63" tall. the fire pot is 16" round and 17" deep. these are rough measurements. might be off a little bit. i was a little off thinking the pot would hold 100lbs of coal prolly more like 60 or so. thanks for the stove cement info. stove hospital
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Fri May 11, 2012 11:20 pm

i just noticed there is a vent in the bottom of the backpipe that leads into the base of the stove, it can be opend or closed. what is the purpose of that?
RLB112
 
Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat May 12, 2012 2:45 am

RLB112 wrote:i just noticed there is a vent in the bottom of the backpipe that leads into the base of the stove, it can be opend or closed. what is the purpose of that?

The firepot is the same size as a Glenwood No 6. You can put 2 scuttles of stove coal in it and another few pounds if it is Nut Coal. You will be able to get under normal operating conditions 18-20 hours on a load of coal. That is running the stove around 350-400 degrees. The large surface area of th barrel, back pipe and the skirt around the firepot will put a lot of heat even at those moderate temperatures. These stoves can be safely operated up to around 600-700 degrees, but; unless you like your house to be 90 degrees you will not have to run it nearly that hot.

The little damper between the base and the back pipe is your check damper. This is a very important and useful tool to have.
wsherrick
 
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Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat May 12, 2012 8:22 am

RLB112 wrote:i just noticed there is a vent in the bottom of the back pipe that leads into the base of the stove, it can be opened or closed. what is the purpose of that?


William is correct that the vent at the bottom of your back-pipe is a useful valve. I'm just about to shut down my Star Herald for the season. It's been keeping the damp off (and cold at night) for the whole house this spring. During the days, I open that check damper and the loading door (secondary air) damper fully and the stove will run at about 250 degrees. Then at night, I'll reload, shake down, and close the check damper but leave the secondaries about half open to get an overnight of 400-450. As you use your stove, you will get a feel for it's reactions to inputs. Every situation is different according to the air-tightness of the stove and the chimney's effectiveness. After a season, you'll be pretty intimate with your stoves traits and quirks. You'll also swear that you are the only person that can run it properly! ;-) Good luck with it. Looks like a fine stove.
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Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Sat May 12, 2012 8:58 am

thanks for all the info. im gonna take more photos of the stove on sunday and post them.
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Sat May 12, 2012 10:34 am

to everyone that was helping me with my new stove, its a 270 stewart oak not a 270 summit oak. i forgot how to read.
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun May 13, 2012 2:33 am

RLB112 wrote:to everyone that was helping me with my new stove, its a 270 stewart oak not a 270 summit oak. i forgot how to read.


Oh, so it is a STEWART oak. Big difference there. I thought it looked a lot like a later Stewart. These are among the BEST oak stoves. They were made by Fuller & Warren and the Stewart Oak was made between approximately 1880 and 1920. They had a Hot Blast model that came out around 1915 or so. The Hot Blast is very similar to a Florence.
There are a bunch of different versions of the Stewart Oak since they were in production for over 40 years. I will revise the date of yours up to between 1910 and 1915. The Stewarts with the big windows in the loading door are later models.
This was the top of the line Oak Stove for Fuller & Warren. The next one down is the Splendid Oak. You did very well there. You should be very happy with what you have found.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Sun May 13, 2012 11:55 am

thanks william, im gonna take more photos today for everyone to see. ill get some nice detailed photos.
RLB112
 
Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

Re: base heater and indirect back pipe question

PostBy: ENYT On: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:17 am

How are those photos coming along?
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