So I started my hearth area demo

Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:53 pm

Ok fixed the un level problem. I took 1" thick blocks of steel and forged them down to 3/4" and made them look like pieces of natural bluestone . What do y'all think?

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After 12 hours in muriatic acid and I also impregnated the steel with a bit of brass to give it a little shimmer like real stone .
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:04 pm

Pretty talented for a youngster. ;) Looks real good Josh :) Ya'allll--oh that's right --Virginia toothy
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:10 pm

I don't know how he did it but Fred took the words right out of my mouth. nice job.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:28 am

A true craftsman. very rare indeed. :)
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:29 am

Looks great, Smokeyja :D

Other than the brass, did you seal them with something to block moisture making it to the iron core? If it rusts, it might stain your bluestone. It's probably not a big concern and not likely to happen, just a little detail.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: nortcan On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:54 am

Very nice and :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:33 pm

freetown fred wrote:Pretty talented for a youngster. ;) Looks real good Josh :) Ya'allll--oh that's right --Virginia toothy


Haha Fred for being a "youngster" I don't feel so young ;) . I picked up some work a week ago that made realize I haven't been in my 20's for a little while now lol . That 1" block didn't treat my right arm too well either lol. I need a power hammer!

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Looks great, Smokeyja :D

Other than the brass, did you seal them with something to block moisture making it to the iron core? If it rusts, it might stain your bluestone. It's probably not a big concern and not likely to happen, just a little detail.


I sealed the steel with the same sealer I used on the stone . It's a sealer enhancer for stone but I don't see why it wouldn't work on the steel. It has dried and seems to be working as it should .
http://www.domainindustries.com/brands/ ... -seal.html

You can probably tell the Change in color the last two photos .

And thank all of you for the kind words!

I've been rather interested in making metal look like other thing lately.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: shoman70 On: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:52 pm

just curious, i thought the stove has to be at least 18 inches from any type of combustibles? stove looks like it is very close to that wood floor in the front.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:51 pm

shoman70 wrote:just curious, i thought the stove has to be at least 18 inches from any type of combustibles? stove looks like it is very close to that wood floor in the front.


Yea that's what code states but this will be more than fine. I ran a WM for almost 2 years less than an inch from my wood floor. Considering I own my house and don't require an inspection it's fine.

It would be pretty rediculous to push the stove out any farther into the middle of the room . I am going to try to push the stove back as far as I can but I don't think I have muh room with having to pipe it .
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:18 pm

Well Josh, comparing where you are now, from less than a year ago, (by your 1st post in this thread), I'll bet you're a little eager to see how your Glenwood performs. Have you completed the installation to your satisfaction? :roll: (I know...are we ever satisfied?)
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:43 am

joeq wrote:Well Josh, comparing where you are now, from less than a year ago, (by your 1st post in this thread), I'll bet you're a little eager to see how your Glenwood performs. Have you completed the installation to your satisfaction? :roll: (I know...are we ever satisfied?)



Not completely yet! I think I can go back a little farther with the stove which would ease my mind a good deal ! The problem I am having is the two elbows I have to put in the pipe to get it out the chimney . I really wish I had made my chimney for the stove when I had it lined... I am broke this winter and can't even buy my load of coal so I'll be burning wood until I pick back up in income . Starting my own business was a little premature I think and a lot has gone on. Basically I really want to just put a flue in line with the glenwoods exit pipe and then that would be it and I could have it go out the chimney while being pretty darn close to the chimney on the back side ... But how much would that cost me to extend the liner down and re brick everything back up ... Oh well. Maybe I will see how this set up works this winter and try my other plan next off season.

I did fix up the cast elbow I bought and am ready to install that.
Thanks for asking by the way! I seem to be a bit frustrated at the moment .
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:16 pm

Smokeyja wrote: I seem to be a bit frustrated at the moment .


Frustrated? Seems you've accomplished quite a bit so far. sit back, and enjoy what you've got, and save a little $.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:11 pm

joeq wrote:
Smokeyja wrote: I seem to be a bit frustrated at the moment .


Frustrated? Seems you've accomplished quite a bit so far. sit back, and enjoy what you've got, and save a little $.



Thank you! And I am now satisfied ...

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More photos to come! I did it all properly this time with stove cement (the good stuff from Otey) and stainless self tapping screws in each joint. Bolted the elbow on . Man I am damn happy right now. Even clicked it into base burner mode for a few and I was so surprised at the draft it pulled still! Wow !
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Wood fires don't count.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:20 pm

Sweeeet! Can't wait for the rest of the pics.
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