Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:04 pm

The only word that can describe the job you are doing is; fantastic! Now you have an heirloom quality stove for your home. Hopefully the nickel parts will come back soon.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:52 pm

In your life before this one, you were certainly working for an antique stove manufacturer :) or maybe the owner :?:
A real nice job you did, bravo :!:
A question about the product you used for the liner: if I understand correctly, you make a sort of pizza paste (sorry for my English, I miss alot of words) then hit on it to get the good tickness and can take it just like that to the fire pot and apply it to the fire pot wall?
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:56 am

Pierre, I think that's the same refractory as I used. The "plastic' clay like material.
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:09 am

SteveZee wrote:Pierre, I think that's the same refractory as I used. The "plastic' clay like material.


And is it possible to ""roll" it then bring it to the fire pot like that?
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:46 am

Yes, you can take out a hunk and hammer it into whatever shape you like and then put it into place. For my pot, I just used a handfull at a time with the mallet, but in the Crystal (or my Herald) where you actually make the firepot out of the clay around sheet metal, it is easiest to make a sheet like Jason did first, then place it around the jacket. It may split/crack a little as you curve it, but once into place you tap it smooth anyways and add or take away to make it uniform. Then scrub the surface as smooth as you can with a wet scotch brite for easy ash fall.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:46 pm

Well my coal arrived today, three ton o' nut. I had help available for most days this week except today. So I had to shoot three ton all by my lonesome. I guess I should thank the Lord I am still young and can recover quick. Well all I can do to Crystal is done and my coal is here, Still waiting on Nickel. Nu-Chrome said wed when I called them that sometime this week the electrician should be in to hook up there rectum fryers opps I mean rectifiers. The first jobs they will complete will be the stove parts and I guess I am in the mix their somewhere. End of october begining of november they said???? :cry:
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:37 am

:idea: Make sure that "tower of nut" can't fall off to the left side and shear off the fuel line.
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:45 am

Tower of Power............One of my all time fav bands! That's a lot of luggin and stackin Jase! I'm glad I get bulk :D Bummer to have to wait on the danged nickel but well worth the wait when it's done right. Can't wait to see how she runs for you.
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:09 pm

No worries Steve,
The vertical pallet on the left is anchored to the lower pallet's and to the concreate wall also, I use a board that spans the diferance between the tank stand and pallet. I removed it when I shot the coal in the basement. I hope the nickel will be done and shipped soon.
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:19 am

g13nw00d-man wrote:No worries Steve,
The vertical pallet on the left is anchored to the lower pallet's and to the concreate wall also, I use a board that spans the diferance between the tank stand and pallet. I removed it when I shot the coal in the basement. I hope the nickel will be done and shipped soon.


I had no doubt you had it covered Jason. :) You've done an outstanding job on Crystal and I'm sure will be rewarded with the perfect stove for your home. I can tell you now, (with my 116 running for a week+ ) that I can imagine what you faced with the beloved #6 in a too small a confine. These really can pump out some heat :o . The past 3 days mine has been vents closed and 175 to 200 degrees and heating the whole house easily. It is reassuring that if we have a hard winter, I have plenty of HP. :D
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:21 am

So UPS pulls up in front of the house last night. My wife (who was a former skeptic, about burning coal) Yells out "honey UPS is here maybe its your stove parts". Then my wife along with all the kids come running down the stairs. I open the door and retrieve the box on the porch. I look at the label............ It was from her mother, not the Nickel shop........ :x
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:59 am

:( Dang! It's been cold enough these past few nights to see how she goes too.
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:50 pm

Yup Steve,
Our tradition is to fire up Oct 31. Does not look like that is gonna happen. I will prod the Nickel shop next week again. :poke:
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:10 pm

I could not take it any longer. I'm in the second day of burning. No I do not have the nickel back yet, I found some old metal pull handle's in the basement, slapped them on crystal, plugged the boot rest holes with rope gasket and lit her up. I am happy with the performance she does burn a little hotter that I expected around 350-400 with primary closed and secondary wide open in indirect draft. She does seem to be efficiant in consuming, Steve, nothing but powder which seems to fly a bit more than I am use to but its a trade off. I will place yet another call for the nickel at the end of this week....
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Re: Chrystal Crawford 112 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:20 pm

Jason,

I agree that the control is not as good as our Glenwoods but I think you will find as the days go by, you can get it lower as ash builds a bit after a few pots. You have the check damper inside the ash pit? That can be opened to cool it some and the load door secondary also. My Herald had that "sweet spot it liked to seek and 300 was about as low as I could ever hold though. The biggest problem with my Herald was that shaker handle slot. Some of that style grate have a sliding plate that is held on in the back that the shaker fork handle passes through. It slides back and forth with the shaker. I always felt that that spot (shaker handle slot) was the Achilles heel to better control on that style grate.

These smaller stoves of that style were the least expensive models that the foundry's made back then and were sort of sized for the space with their sweet spot considered I would guess. As winter comes on, I think you'll find that it throws some great heat for it's size. I found a poker was a needed tool to get a good shake down also as it's pot was narrow and deep and liked to bridge a bit. A little poke down before shaking is helpful.
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