Help identify this stove and is it worth fixing up?

Help identify this stove and is it worth fixing up?

PostBy: W3DRK On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:31 pm

So in addition to my EFM hand fired boiler in the basement, my house also came with an old ratty looking stove in the back corner of my detached garage. It's connected to a clay lined chimney which appears to be in decent shape so it would be nice to get this working for some garage heat this winter.

I managed to snap some pictures of it and although it looks to be kind of rough I wonder if it still has good bones and is worth fixing up.

It has an Efel badge on it and instead of a big single door it has a barn door arrangement. There is also a door on the right side and it appears to have some kind of control on the back right side.

Any ideas what the model and type of fuel this stove is? Is it worth giving a little TLC?

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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB-24

Re: Help identify this stove and is it worth fixing up?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:41 pm

A pic of the grate would help...
Air from under grates?
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Re: Help identify this stove and is it worth fixing up?

PostBy: W3DRK On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:54 pm

Ok I vacuumed it out and removed a half burned phone book and several melted AOL CDs. Here are a few more pictures. I dragged the heavy beast away from the wall and found a label on the back. According to the label it's an Efel Arden 082.65 made in Belgum.

The lever on the back seems to control an automatic draft which feeds fresh air under the grates (it reminds me of a saxophone valve), and there are what appear to be little automatic "flappers" on the bottoms of the doors that also feeds air under the grates.

There does not appear to be a way to shake down ash so I think it might be for wood only.

The grates are drop in cast iron pieces as is the lip on the front which is removable through the side door.

It looks like the flue pipe can be moved to the back.

Has anyone ever seen one of these?

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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB-24

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Re: Help identify this stove and is it worth fixing up?

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:06 pm

Looks like a wood stove to me. Says it's a wood stove on the back panel...

dj
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Re: Help identify this stove and is it worth fixing up?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:13 pm

It says "For use with solid wood fuel only"

Not as handy as those that burn liquid wood fuel, ;) but not a bad stove! If used on occasion to take the chill off, why not?

I'd check that it's got proper clearances from flammables, that the chimney is in good shape & use it if needed.
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