birmingham madam queen no 8

birmingham madam queen no 8

PostBy: js humbledicke On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:43 am

hi all, great site!

i just picked up this little stove and am trying to get it ready to burn. i've never used coal before and have picked up a lot of helpful information on here so thanks for that.

i've done some searching and am still trying to figure out how im going to attach a vent pipe to this little bitty flange. any suggestions?
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PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:47 am

HI!

Welcome!
You are going to need an oval to round adapter. Any metal shop should be able to make you one I would think. I have seen some pre made available at stove shops. What size is yours? Chubby Stove Oval to Round Adapter.... This link might help.

I am sure some others will be along to provide suggestions as well.


ciao!
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Re: birmingham madam queen no 8

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:37 am

This looks to me to be a "laundry stove" that may not produce a lot of heat due to its size. Can you send a picture of the inside, the fire pot and the shaker grate? With that we should be able to give you some ways to maximize your burn. Take care, Lisa
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Re: birmingham madam queen no 8

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:46 am

Welcome

You can just take a peice of black single wall stove pipe and oblong it till you get it to fit over the lip.
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Re: birmingham madam queen no 8

PostBy: js humbledicke On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:28 pm

thanks for the input...i'll get some pics of the inside tomorrow and put them up. we're pretty excited, we're gonna pick up our first batch of coal this week, and from what i've read on here we need to stick with larger size pieces if we want it to burn a little warmer? that and the slots in the grate are about a half inch wide.

it is small but were gonna stick it in a 300 sq ft one room hunting shack so we don't exactly need 19000 btu....
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:34 pm

That will fit your needs real well :) Nice stove, by the way. Ya gonna go with chestnut, I think stove size would take to long to get going good.
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:04 am

js humbledicke wrote: and from what I’ve read on here we need to stick with larger size pieces if we want it to burn a little warmer? That and the slots in the grate are about a half inch wide.


No, the heat production on any coal stove is controlled by the amount of air being drawn from under the fire. You control that air by the vent on the lower front of the stove. The size of the coal only plays to the ease and length of burn. The larger the coal, the bigger the space between the pieces of coal for air to flow, more air passing through the coal, the faster the burn. If you want a long burning coal fire go with a smaller size of coal because the coal bed is tighter with less air moving through it. If you want that fire hotter open the air vent. Any sized coal will burn, the question is what size will give you the most heat at the level of effort you desire, i.e. how often do you want to tend the fire? I'm with Fred, start with nut.

How do the grates shake? Most of the "laundry stoves" I've seen have a special tool you insert above the front air vent that you slide left and right to shake the grates but there could be a handle somewhere else on the stove.

js humbledicke wrote:it is small but were gonna stick it in a 300 sq ft one room hunting shack so we don't exactly need 19000 btu....


You are right, this little stove should have no problem heating your hunting shack. I bet you could even cook a decent meal on it. It was designed to hot water fast. Good luck, Lisa
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PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:22 pm

Somehow this whole name thing just doesn't sound right.....is this Jimmy Kimmel on the Coal Forum? I'll play along, but the hounds are out sniffin' out the real story. Ole Red is NOT heading the pack! He's rubbin' up against the 'Madam' as we speak. :!: :?: :?: :?: :?:

I know there were/are many foundries in that area, and that is quite a little stove. Ole Red will burn his nose on that one.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:28 pm

:whistle: :clap: toothy
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PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:14 pm

Wheres the bottom of the stove? :?
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Re: birmingham madam queen no 8

PostBy: js humbledicke On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:04 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:Wheres the bottom of the stove? :?


the ash pan was rusted out so i had it apart while i made a new one, its back together now, thanks.

whistlenut wrote:Somehow this whole name thing just doesn't sound right.....is this Jimmy Kimmel on the Coal Forum? I'll play along, but the hounds are out sniffin' out the real story. Ole Red is NOT heading the pack! He's rubbin' up against the 'Madam' as we speak. :!: :?:

I know there were/are many foundries in that area, and that is quite a little stove. Ole Red will burn his nose on that one.


so are you referring to the stove name or "our" name? they both have stories......

so here are the pics of the grate and firebox...the box is about 9 inches diameter and six inches deep and the grate is a little one piece circle with a handle that sticks out of the side. you can shake the actual grate back and forth about a half inch and you can rotate it as well. like i said, this is our first time with coal so any and all tips are appreciated. im assuming chestnut size coal is just that...chestnut sized. im a little concerned the coals will fall through the grate as they burn and we'll waste fuel...does that sound right? the yard we're getting our coal from will let you hand select the size you want and bag it yourself so by all means, instruct me on what to get.
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PostBy: rberq On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:06 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:Wheres the bottom of the stove? :?

Sure looks tiny, like maybe it would only hold one chunk of stove coal. Could you pose a cat or an elephant beside it and take another picture, so we can judge the scale better?
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Re: birmingham madam queen no 8

PostBy: echos67 On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:30 pm

JS,
Just a suggestion but you may want to find or fab a poker so you can stick it up through the grate from underneath and try and help work your ash down when shaking.
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Re: birmingham madam queen no 8

PostBy: js humbledicke On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:35 pm

rberq wrote:
carlherrnstein wrote:Wheres the bottom of the stove? :?

Sure looks tiny, like maybe it would only hold one chunk of stove coal. Could you pose a cat or an elephant beside it and take another picture, so we can judge the scale better?


i'm starting to get a certain vibe on here.......my elephant's in the shop.
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PostBy: js humbledicke On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:38 pm

whistlenut wrote:Somehow this whole name thing just doesn't sound right.....is this Jimmy Kimmel on the Coal Forum? I'll play along, but the hounds are out sniffin' out the real story. Ole Red is NOT heading the pack! He's rubbin' up against the 'Madam' as we speak. :!: :?: :?: :?: :?:

I know there were/are many foundries in that area, and that is quite a little stove. Ole Red will burn his nose on that one.
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