Joy's of Glenwood ownership

Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: Tim On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:04 pm

Posting a update of Glenwood ownership and the "EASY STREET" as a highly ranked fella here calls it.
Today ...arrived home to a cold as it can be shop ...(Glenwood was cleaned the other day and ready)..some news paper and cardboard in the pot and 2 sheets in the ash pan, some hardwood blocks on top of the cardboard ..spark a fire on the paper in the ash pan ......GOOD FIRE IN SECONDS..10 minutes later sprinkle some NUT on top ...whalla ..GAME ON!...shop has went from 40"s to 70"s in a few hrs now and the Glenwood is cruisin!
she will run all winter if I keep her goin ...but man it so nice to have a unit that requires no BABYSITTIN ...once ya learn her curve ..hell she is just on auto pilot!
As a man of years has told me more than once ...YOU CAN'T BEAT A MAN AT HIS GAME...an Glenwood WAS THE MASTER OF THERE GAME!...in my opinion 8-)
Tim
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: Oak #30

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: echos67 On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:58 pm

Great story Tim, we need pictures :D
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:52 pm

You said it boss. While the power was out for days, the Glenwood was there doing its job. The dutch oven in the top of No 9 cooks perfectly, made pork chops and baked chicken in it. It was cooked perfectly, tender and juicy with full flavor. Made rice, coffee, hot tea. Made lots of hot water for washing and doing dishes. It dried wet clothes and of course heated me and all of the electric dependent neighbors. Just another normal day at my house.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

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Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:52 am

My MO 116 has been lit for 3 weeks yesterday and most of that was just idling at 200 degrees. We had a few chilly night, one at 24 degrees and last night was low 30's. I set it at 325 last night and this morning as we type, it's 73 in the house downstairs. It's truly a one match stove if you're in for the season. I have to travel in a week or so so will shut down after a month (for a week) while my Bro looks after the place on the oil burner tit. That will give me an oportunity, when I get back to see if/what's accumulated in the back pipe base and just check over the stove. Like Tim said (and William has for years) these are really easy street, no babysitter stoves that require nothing but a shake and fill. Mine has been using a hod or less of stove/nut mix a day and has been the sole heat source for this big old place. It doesn't hurt that the stove is smack in the middle of the house either I'm sure. ;) I'm totally enamored of this rig and could not be more pleased with it's performance. There is nothing that old man winter can throw at me now, that I don't feel confident this stove and it's brethren in the kitchen can't handle.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: half-pint On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:57 pm

I've had a few small fires in my #6 earlier this season. Seemed like as soon as I got things going good the temp. outside went up. This time I've managed to be able to keep my fire going for a week. I lower the settings on it and run it in direct draft in the day when the temperatures are in the mid 50's. Then run it in base burner and raise the temps back up to about 300 at night. I guess the old saying still holds true. The old ways are the best ways. For something made in 1909 this stove will outperform anything new and is easier to use than anything new as well

This stove is AMAZING. It will idle along at 200-250 all day so we don't get baked out of the house. That on top of the coal it consumes just amazes me. Right now it might be using tops 5-8 lbs of coal a day. At this rate it will be able to keep my house warm for less than ¼ of my electric heat.
half-pint
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: US Stove / Wondercoal
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Blaschak Anthracite.

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:23 am

When I first started reporting on how much heat you get for such a small amount of coal, there was mass skepticism. Not to mention outright disbelief. You can not find a more economical stove to operate than these. All of this positivity makes me quite happy and maybe a little bit vindicated.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:13 am

wsherrick wrote:When I first started reporting on how much heat you get for such a small amount of coal, there was mass skepticism. Not to mention outright disbelief. You can not find a more economical stove to operate than these. All of this positivity makes me quite happy and maybe a little bit vindicated.


:D
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: Tim On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:12 pm

Will,
You have been MORE THAN VINDICATED!.....your educational videos and plain old common sence approach to these old stoves has led many just like me to explore,purchase and REALIZE that you were never sellin snake oil but just GOOD OL ADVISE!
I am sure I am safe in sayin THANK YOU FROM OF ALL OF US OLD STOVE OWNERS!
We have been educated and are Happy with are old coal stoves and we all owe you a good bit of THANKS for the information and education we probably would not have access to 15 yrs. ago ...thanks to the NET.
You have guided me and many others into something we ALL would have scoffed at back in the early 90's via word of mouth..but seein and expieriencin is believin...so again THANKS BRO!
Tim
Tim
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: Oak #30

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:29 pm

A second that. Tim you got the best words to describe what many of us never said.
Bravo
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Joy's of Glenwood ownership

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:15 pm

I third that! :D
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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