Glenwood 6 Restoration

Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:53 pm

Just incase anyone would be interested in another stove restoration, here is my Glenwood No 6. I found the stove via Emery at The Stove Hospital. I was after a Glenwood 6 after seeing the videos William posted (my favorite is part 3, love the duds William) on how he starts and uses his beautiful stove. Emery had what I was looking for in a No 6 that was unrestored so the wife and I took a Saturday and drove to RI to look at it.

Here is Emery giving me some education ! A wealth of knowledge on these wonderful old stoves.

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It was amazing seeing all the stoves and kitchen ranges Emery had in the barns and basement, but we decided to head back and after paying $50-$60 in tolls we made it home. I was able to unload the stove the next day and start giving it a quick once over.

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I cleaned the stove up and made sure it was well sealed and hooked it up in the basement. I ran 2 tons of nut anthracite through it to keep the house a toasty warm 73* on the first floor with a 68* on the second. Last winter wasnt bad temp wise but I was thourghly impressed that this stove heated the entire house from the basement and I wanted to restore it and give it the kind of place it deserves on the first floor of our home.

So last month I started tearing down the stove to completely restore it the best I could, I removed and I am replacing every single bolt and nut, I have sandblasted every single piece of the stove inside and out, I have used Williams Stove Polish on every single piece of this stove inside and out and I am now making progress at getting the stove back together.

Here she is coming apart,

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Removing the lining

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More to follow soon,
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:12 pm

Upon complete disassembly I found what I think is the weak link in the No 6, the lowermost pan of the baseheater.

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Finally got that welded up, ground down, and polished.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:23 pm

Here was disassembly of the next part of the base, the middle and upper pans for lack of the correct terms.

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After some blasting i was making some progress, the upper left rail was in need of some help and here it is in the rough form.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

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Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:26 pm

I'm glad you are getting the stove done and were able to make an effective repair on the base plate. And, by the way; we never get tired of seeing stoves restored and brought back to life. It looks like you are doing a great job on it. Better hurry though, it's almost time to have it lighted up.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
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: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:41 am

Thanks William,
I am not sure I will be using the 6 this year though, heres why. The wife and I plan to sell this house and move to PA within the next 5 years if everything goes well. My thinking is that with most people around here not burning wood and certainly not coal that a hearth and flue pipe through the ceiling may hurt the resale value ? I would like to hear ideas and opinions here please.

Here is the barrel disassembled, it is in decent shape.

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Parts needing blasted,

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The easiest method I found to add polish without getting covered in it was to use a small paint brush to work it in and let it sit until dry, then I could take a rag and begin removing the excess and at the same time polish out the cast.

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echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:12 am

Keith,

I second what William said that we LOVE stove restoration threads and yours looks fantastic! You did an excellent job on that Achilles heel too Keith, very impressive. I would guess you have had sone welding experiance. That is good technique to stop drill that crack the way you did. Cast iron is not an easy weld by any means. I'm lucky that my sister's hubby is a pipe fitter/excellent welder and a really good pal too.
Your refurb is very detailed and lots of good pix. Thanks for that and keep them coming. Your #6 stove looks to have a bit more parts than my 116 on the back side with the base heating circuit. Pretty cool to see how it works through your photos.

Great idea to polish first after the blasting and before assembly. You then only have to touch up any spots along the way when it's all back together. Really looking good!

Gosh if you guys move to Penn, you will be in the heart of coal country and get some excellent deals on it too! As regards the chimney/stove pipe, it's hard (for me) to imagine that it could detract from the price of the home? I say that because in this day and age of uncertain fuel oil prices, IMO, the near future will have loads of people looking for alternatives such as we have and/or supplemental heating at least. Again just my opin, but there it is. ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: nortcan On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:46 am

Very interesting posts echos. Keep on sending photos, we love that. The pan restoration is a very good job, bravo for it.
And as Steve said, I'm also for the idea to keep on heating with the Glen and just see later 5/6 Yrs is far ""sometimes"" and you will be enjoying the result of your job until the next future, "Que sera sera....
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:23 pm

I am going to take your guys advice and like Pierre says 5 yrs can sometime be a long time. I will not do the full hearth with brick like I was thinking but instead something that can be turned back into original like it wasnt there if I need to. Thanks

Steve,
Here are a couple pictures showing the exhaust path options the No 6 has, I am a fan of the smooth flow they gave this stove with the piece that swirls, real nice transistion that way.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:38 pm

Here are some pictures showing the Glenwood going back together,

I have used gaskets on every seam throughout the reassembly to get an air tight seal as much as I possibly can. I understand these stoves were airtight originally but mine may have seen substantial use and it was showing some not so good seams. I added stove cement on both sides of the parts going together with the gasket (round or flat depending on application) between and then bolt together with a nice squeeze. I am hoping I wont have to take this stove back apart for many years.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:49 am

That is excellent Keith. I think you are right on point about getting the seams properly sealed since gaskets are good Insurence versus furnace cement on critical areas. Tighter the better in my book. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:06 pm

Welcome to the fabulous "Rope Gasket World" Keith :idea:
When possible, using rope gaskets can make things very air tight. You did a very neat job at it.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:53 pm

nortcan wrote:Welcome to the fabulous "Rope Gasket World" Keith :idea:
When possible, using rope gaskets can make things very air tight. You did a very neat job at it.


Thanks Steve and Pierre,
I am really happy the way it is turning out and I am pretty confident the stove will be as airtight as I can get it.

Here is the back pipe that holds the swirl piece inside that directs the flue gasses to direct draft or base heater mode after it was reassembled. I did trim the excess gasket sticking out off with a razor blade.

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I did a small repair to the brace that goes inside the barrel, after it cooled i reapplied the coating. I thought of putting deflectors on it as seen in Williams videos but decided against it, maybe I will go back and add some.

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More polish for some parts

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Starting to look like a stove again

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echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:32 pm

Keep em comin Keith, It's gonna be awesome! :D
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:53 pm

SteveZee wrote:Keep em comin Keith, It's gonna be awesome! :D


Sure, here you go

This was an interesting find

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Here are the fire rings

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The the base was nearing completion

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After the polish was finished on the door frame and the barrel they were joined

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I need a small amount of gasket material and a few pieces of hardware but this is where it is now, I have a couple character cracks on the bottom trim ring on each side of where it says "No 6" that need alittle attention yet but they really dont bother me with the amount of coal this stove must have ran through it over the years.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Glenwood 6 Restoration

PostBy: PJT On: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:49 pm

wow great job! where did you buy the gasket material?
PJT
 
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