My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:20 am

That's awesome William. It's amazing how recording sound started and progressed. Even today, in the digital world, for me an LP played on a turntable with a decent cartridge has a tone like nothing else. I found a stack of old Jazz records that my Mum had stashed away. Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, lots of big band stuff,Miles Davis and others. These old Jazz records fascinate me. Recording back then was done on one track. (It was a big deal when 2 track came out with tape and you could have a vocal and band track) It was in essence a live performance since you had that "take' to get it right. The "master" that all the copies were pressed from was engraved during that take. One really has to appreciate that time before television. People went to a live performance of stage or music for entertainment, or learned to play an instrument thenselves. People were much more engaged I would think?
When I was a kid, I can remember one of the first TV sets that my Grandpa had won in a contest. You actually viewed it on a mirror that folded up because the actual picture was flat laying horizontal in the box! My Mum told me that the whole neighborhood would come by to "see" or hear what was being broadcast. Such a differance from today. I'm just rambling now but Richard is right about that feeling of making the leap sometimes. Imagine just 100 years ago, just how different life was. Amazing!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:35 pm

The stove is coming out very nice Steve. You make a very good restoration on the Glenwood, bravo :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:45 pm

Thanks Pierre, It's all done except to hook up the pipes to the chimney.

I must say this one, while being no taller if in fact as tall as the Herald, is much more massive girth wise! I took the old one out to the barn for now and then my brother and I brought this guy in from the workshop and mounted up on the base. Chose the hottest, most humid day of the summer. :?
We had these shoulder harness deals that allow two people to lift a heavy object relatively easier. The harnesses have a wide strap that you adjust for length under the object and balance with yer hands. We took the Herald out to the barn and thought gosh that wasn't to bad? Then this guy. Wow, all I can say is my knees where shaking by the time we got it in and onto the base! :shock: It's allot more mass to say the least. All that's left is to get a couple elbows, a length of 6" pipe, install a MPD and hook er up!

Here's a picture in "on stage" ready to be hooked to the middle chimney in the middle of the house.;-)
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Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:23 pm

Steve, all I can say is the stove is SUPER, plus YOU made the restoration on it and got a pro job, well better than some supposed to be pro..., you know what I mean.
Bravo pour le beau travail :)
Plus the stove's location is a perfect match!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:04 am

Excellent!!! I looks perfect right there. Now all we need is October to get 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
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Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:04 am

Thanks guys. It is an impressive unit. Really dwarfs the Star Herald that it replaced there. My Brother called it magnificent! :D

William, if you get a chance, could you get me a photo and dimensions of the ash pan in your #6? Also a question. When your grates are rotated flat, are all 4 totally flat together? I have one end grate on the right that is a hair off or not totally like it's neighbor. I wonder if I missed alignment by a tooth? It's the one on the right. I guess it's not all that far off but I'm a nit picker and am probably getting obsesssive. ;)
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Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:56 am

Damn! That looks good.

Wish I could say something comforting about your cat, but I know only time will help.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:14 am

franco b wrote:Damn! That looks good.

Wish I could say something comforting about your cat, but I know only time will help.



Thanks Richard.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: buck24 On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:17 am

Steve.....The stove came out really, really, nice. You did a fine job with her. Bet you can't wait for the cold weather to roll in. Good luck with the stove.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
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Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:46 pm

Thanks Buck. I'm looking forward to see how this rig runs. It's allot more stove that the one it's replacing but it's also way tighter and should have excellent control so I can run lower and slower during the milder times. I think this one will heat the whole house most of the time too, without the kitchen range.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: PJT On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:54 pm

Steve is this stove air tight? Is there any slop in the main and ash door hinges?
PJT
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Royal Oak; Glenwood Modern Oak 116
Other Heating: propane

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:13 am

PJT wrote:Steve is this stove air tight? Is there any slop in the main and ash door hinges?


These stoves were made to be air tight. My Glenwood has NO leakage around any of the doors. There should be no excessive play in the hinges. If there is, the hinge pins are worn or bent. It is an easy problem to fix, but; you must be CAREFUL not to break the hinges. You can carefully observe the swing on the door and slightly bend the hinges to make the door fit flush up against where it is supposed to fit. A little bit will drastically change how the door closes. It is an exorcize in observation and patience.

Steve: I will get the dimensions of the ash pan for you as soon as I have a chance. As far as the grates go, I think you are just like me. I will obsess over something like that. If the grates rotate and the flat sides line up then I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: None
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
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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: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: PJT On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:00 pm

Fantastic job Steve! I also love the brickwork under and around the stove! Did you build that too?
PJT
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Royal Oak; Glenwood Modern Oak 116
Other Heating: propane

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: PJT On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:07 pm

William I have never seen a number 6 base burner such as yours in person but from what I can see in photographs and your video it looks like the feed door has the same kind of "locking" handle that the ash cleanout door has. The Modern Oak 116 I have does not have an active handle like that merely a non rotating one and you have to lift the entire door a little bit to secure it closed. Ive never had the stove set up so I dont know how airtight it is but Im wondering if it was designed not to be airtight on the feed door?
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Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Royal Oak; Glenwood Modern Oak 116
Other Heating: propane

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:04 pm

PJT,
Mine is very air tight. The 116 and #6 Baseheater are pretty close from the base up except that the #6's have a split feed door with a latching handle. Our 116's have the same size opening but a single hung door. Mine fits nice and flush with no movement when closed. The loading door isn't nearly as importent (although it should fit right) as the ashpit door. When I say tight, I mean when you lower it down into it's notch. Our loading door normally has some play in the hinges so we can lift up to open and close it. What William meant there, is that it sits flat and flush when closed against the stove body and there is no play or movement when closed. In all honesty though, it's the ashpit door and the primary dampers that really makes the big differance in controllability.

Most all of your fire control comes from below. Mine fits nice and tight. I can close a dollar bill into any portion of the ash pit door and it's stuck in there and might tear unless I loosen the door. Even my loading door will hold the bill though, but that one, I can pull it out with a little resistence.
The two primary dampers should also be nice and tight to the door. The springs should feel like they are applying resistence to opening and closing those vents. Obviously I just went totally through mine and sealed every single joint too, but as William said, if your ashpit door has any play or does not sit flush, it is adjustable by the pins but be careful of those hinges. You would notice though if it wasn't a good tight fit as you wouldn't be able to dial the stove down when you wanted. I see now that you said you haven't had it hooked up yet.

Just make sure your loading door sits flush when closed and doesn't "rock" at all, and the ashpit door and vent springs should all be good and tight (Try the dollar bill test).

Thanks about the brickwork. I can't take credit for that except for the moving the location of the thimble. That was all here when I got the place with a woodstove on it. I call it the stage because I used to have my bass and amp on there. I think it's cool too but Kim calls it "that monstrosity of bricks" ;)
SteveZee
 
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