multiscope wrote:Thank you william for all your help in waiting for the right stove. I think I did a good job on the restoration, took my time and completely disassembled every nut and bolt. Reassembled using new stove bolts and sealed every seam with rutland stove cement. I have been restoring things my whole life including old victorian homes, model A fords and now stoves. Not only was it a great experience but fun too. Yes you are right this stove was someones prized possession and now it will be my prized possession. Thanks again for your love of these stoves. Your interest has caught fire with others and as a result many stoves have been saved.
It won't be long now Scope. I can fee that chill in the air nights. Ruby looks great in a skirt and I'm quite sure she'll not take her love to town, but rather keep it right at home.
I'd like to chat with you sometime about the Victorian house resto since my place is 226yrs old and I've been at this one for .........well since I got it 20 some years ago!
I got to say that even though I have a brand new steam boiler (back up) in the old place I just never use it except for when I'm traveling. I not only love the looks of my stoves but they heat this place the way it was meant to be heated. Better than the furnace and certainly more economical. I can you though, even if it wasn't I'd still use them!