wsherrick wrote:Make it easy. Just call Emery tell him the space that it needs to fit into, how the flue is situated and he'll tell you any dozen or so models that will fit. He knows more about kitchen ranges than anyone else around I would suspect.
I tried that last year a few times with the base heaters. That was a no go. But maybe I will give it a shot again this spring and see what he has to offer.
coalnewbie wrote:... but William you are missing the point, he desires a Rayburn it's not about functionality and no Emery does not have an equivalent. We ran a Rayburn against an oak wall for many years including the bitter winter of 1954 where my parents tried to melt the paint off the ceiling to stay warm. The boiler is at the back so it's possible, illegal in the US, but possible.
No a lot of it is functionality and I'm not going in blind . I can name you 5 families I know in southwest England that use Rayburns and are very happy with them. Nothing better than a warm stove to come into from a damp cold rainy England day.
Functionality includes space utilization as well and how it would function in my kitchen.
I don't why you have such a hate for these stoves lol. I keep sayin please show me stoves that can come close to the Rayburn's good features but no one post anything. What I'm coming across in the US stove stove market is 3 styles . Super fancy cast, cast with cabinates on top, and appliance looking white giants.
And they all look the same! Come on let's dig up something different. If sh*t burned better than coal I still wouldn't burn it because it smells bad!
Hey, maybe a Glenwood cabinet range is something for you?
- relatively straight lines
- appears to sit flat against the wall
- the stove pipe exits on top, not in the rear
- the splashback is practical -in my eyes-
- and a warming compartment on top
- no fancy feet, sits straight on the floor, no useless space under the range
take a look at the link below, couldn´t copy the pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/margaret_cook/2358380501/in/photostream/
Firebug, that is an option but not having much experience with any cook stove designs I wonder if that flue hook up actually sits out from the back of the stove leaving space behind the base of the stove.
Look at one I mean on the cook stove I just bought.
In front of that pipe goes the splash panel.
Two things wrong with the stove. It looks like an appliance , and the space waste in the rear.
Now I bought it because it is in awesome condition and I wanted to restore it. When I took a harder look at it I decided it wouldn't really go in with the old country farm house we have. It screams 1950's but my house is much older.
I do want functionality and something practical but when I'm want to buy something I don't want to be stuck with the same automatic car that everyone else drives with the few options you have to choose from... Henry Ford said you can have the model T in any color as long as it was black. What is this you can have any stove you want as long as it looks the same as all the other American stoves ? Lol
Coalnewbie you are the stove Nazi
And where is all this illegal talk coming from? Is it because you live in NY? Remember they make laws that the rest of the US doesn't recognize or agree with. I'm being serious when I ask that. I'm not being sarcastic .