My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: chubbycoalboy On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:23 pm

Yup I talk to Larry often and things are going to happen.
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:05 am

The thing about the chubby is that it just about as simple as possible yet the styling is appealing. That's very hard to do. That several other companies have copied it is frustrating but flattering.
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:13 pm

I have a Chubby Sr. and simply love it. I've been to Larry's place up in Mass, great guy! Traded in a rear vent for a top vent last February. I had the old style fire pot. Had to open the ash door to shake the stove down. What a nightmare, cloud of ash belched out from the stove everytime! New style fire pot is heaven! His stoves are beautiful pieces of functional artwork! Simple stove, practically idiot proof. Only problem I see is the hole where the shaker rod goes through the stove eventually wears. Would be nice to make something that is replacable. Possibly fabricate a washer that can be changed when worn. I'm working on it! I'll let you know if I have any success! May have to see what Larry can do.
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: captcaper On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:01 am

tcalo wrote:I have a Chubby Sr. and simply love it. I've been to Larry's place up in Mass, great guy! Traded in a rear vent for a top vent last February. I had the old style fire pot. Had to open the ash door to shake the stove down. What a nightmare, cloud of ash belched out from the stove everytime! New style fire pot is heaven! His stoves are beautiful pieces of functional artwork! Simple stove, practically idiot proof. Only problem I see is the hole where the shaker rod goes through the stove eventually wears. Would be nice to make something that is replacable. Possibly fabricate a washer that can be changed when worn. I'm working on it! I'll let you know if I have any success! May have to see what Larry can do.


I think you can Braze a heavy washer there to the outlet face. I think I saw some Chubbys like this before.
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:29 pm

tcalo

What I think you are describing is "shaker rod washer wear" that happened with the old style shakers on the first Chubby Stoves. The shaker post pivots between the bottom door hinges and the old style fire pots that caused the wear are no longer used. Last ones were made in the late 70s.

With the new style firepots and a double thick #8 hardened washer, it has been solved! The only reason I know this little tidbit of info is I happened to ask Larry about it when I was down there last week. I hope this helps. If not, don't be shy about giving Larry a call. He is the master and I am sure he can explain it and make better sense of it than I can! One thing is for sure the new style shakers are SWEET! :D
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: tcalo On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:29 pm

ONEDOLLAR, you are absolutely right. I spoke with Larry the other day and he explained it just as you did. He now uses a thicker washer that prevents premature wear. So, Hakuna Matata! And yes, the new style fire pot is SWEET!!! Coming from an original design, the new style fire pot is like owning a completely different stove. Happy Holidays and stay warm friend!
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:21 pm

Yea... I talk to Larry for 15 minutes on the phone today and learned more about possibilities and past times and the industry, etc. The man is wealth of knowledge for sure and I would look forward to him being on the forum... (of course he wont be as sarcastic or verbally free as me to joke around and play :funny: ) but it would be great to hear his advise directly on a lot of different things.
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:49 pm

I hope I get to see something like the Trainer, "Radiant Gem Base Heater," or something like that.
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:42 pm

If possible, I would like to see the new fire pot and grate. If someone has photos that would be great.
Thanks
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:35 pm

nortcan wrote:If possible, I would like to see the new fire pot and grate. If someone has photos that would be great.
Thanks


Ill try to take tomorrow for you since i can throw a rock and hit Larry's house from here almost :P
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:20 pm

Pierre

You can see the firepot and grates at the Chubby Stove website. www.chubbystove.com
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Re: My Trip to the Chubby Factory.. WOO HOO!

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:06 pm

Thanks guys, I didn't had a look at Larry's new web-site. Very nice and modern. Hope the best for him, having USA made anth stoves is important for the future...
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