So I started my hearth area demo

Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:54 pm

It looks like it might be peeling where furnace cement or fiberglass gasket was used.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:04 pm

Yes, what franco said---I'd be real curious as to what furnace cement was used????????????? What it's base content was, it looks like whatever it is totally sealed the porous metal & prohibited the paint from soaking in-- just a hunch Josh--I don't think it will come out of the seams themselves, I'd do a lil wire brushing or whatever, to rough the areas up & repaint with something high temp just the effected areas
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:15 pm

franco b wrote:It looks like it might be peeling where furnace cement or fiberglass gasket was used.


Yup!

freetown fred wrote:Yes, what franco said---I'd be real curious as to what furnace cement was used????????????? What it's base content was, it looks like whatever it is totally sealed the porous metal & prohibited the paint from soaking in-- just a hunch Josh--I don't think it will come out of the seams themselves, I'd do a lil wire brushing or whatever, to rough the areas up & repaint with something high temp just the effected areas


Makes sense ! I didn't think about that. Well I can tell you it wasn't rutlands used at least doesnt look like it. Doug over at Barnstable restored this for me and did an awesome job . I was just curious about it. I'm a huge fan of the Otey Hercules furnace cement William suggested! Amazing to use . Just wt it let caulk and you can smooth it out real nice. But it paints very well and I used it on the elbow and the piping and no pealing has occurred so I dunno what's up. Those are the hottest points too! Oh well not a huge deal .

I have another question for you guys as well. What is the best cleaning agent for the mica ? Someone suggested I cover it with aluminium foil at one point in time on here if I was burning wood to keep it clean. I tried cleaning a little with alcohol seems to work ok. It's gotten pretty black already.

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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:34 pm

Just water will remove most of the fume on the mica when burning anth.
If burning wood and have black mica, take a wet (with water ) paper towel, get the wet paper on wood ash and wash the mica with that alkaline solution.
If very black let the wetted ash a few minutes on the mica to get a reaction on the black soot, then rinse the mica with clean water. Always works without damaging the mica. Easier when done before having a heavy black coat. Better to clean the mica when not hot.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:45 pm

nortcan wrote:Just water will remove most of the fume on the mica when burning anth.
If burning wood and have black mica, take a wet (with water ) paper towel, get the wet paper on wood ash and wash the mica with that alkaline solution.
If very black let the wetted ash a few minutes on the mica to get a reaction on the black soot, then rinse the mica with clean water. Always works without damaging the mica. Easier when done before having a heavy black coat. Better to clean the mica when not hot.


Thank you ! I know with that bride you of all people would know this :)
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:10 pm

So I started off the season with an amazing surprise !

So I was burning wood for two days and last night the temperature went back up so I let the fire die out over night or so I thought. I went to clean the ash out just a little while ago and the pan was still warm... I opened up the door and shifted a few ashes and there was a bed of wood coals still lit pretty well haha ! I would have never thought it would have lasted basically 24 hours with me thinking it was dead ... Wow just wow. I can't wait to get the 6 loaded up with Anthracite !

I threw some newspaper and logs in and the fire cranked right back up
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:31 pm

What is your impression of those secondary air outlets around the fire pot? should make for a lot cleaner wood fire.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:10 pm

franco b wrote:What is your impression of those secondary air outlets around the fire pot? should make for a lot cleaner wood fire.


I don't know exactly what you mean? Are you talking about when it's in base heater mode and the air circulated under the ash pan area?
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:21 pm

William's stove has a cast ring above the fire pot that supplies secondary air. Perhaps all models did not have it. It may have been supplied for bit coal.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:41 pm

franco b wrote:William's stove has a cast ring above the fire pot that supplies secondary air. Perhaps all models did not have it. It may have been supplied for bit coal.


Ah I did not know that. I don't have one but would be interested if there was that as an additional option to fit in the stove . Do you remember the thread he had that in?
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:17 pm

There are some pictures here.
Glenwood 6 Restoration

also here.
Glenwood 6 Restoration
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:56 pm

franco b wrote:There are some pictures here.
Glenwood 6 Restoration

also here.
Glenwood 6 Restoration



Is this what you're talking about?

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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:28 pm

That's the intake but the third picture down in the first link shows the cast ring in sections that sits on top of the fire pot.
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:12 am

franco b wrote:That's the intake but the third picture down in the first link shows the cast ring in sections that sits on top of the fire pot.



Hmmm I see. No I don't have these ! Do you think I should? I'm wondering why I don't have them now .

Maybe Keith and William could pop in about these !
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Re: So I started my hearth area demo

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:22 am

Ok I'm back at it this year . We had another baby in June and I'm not sure if I've posted since then... Life got a little harder . Projects have ceased to commence really . I know a few people who might have warned me of this day ;) .

Anyways I think I've settled on a design for the space around the stove and to finally finish this area . Still debating on wether to use steel tubing or make a steel frame and fill with stones for the mantle pillars but I have the book case area sorted out . I even drew a scale drawing and made some prints . That's a lot farther than I was .

The Glenwood #6 is being a joy all over again this year and I took a full time job with a local saw mill that only mills hardwood so I have free wood for life ... But don't worry I only burn it in the fall and spring when temps are too warm in the day to waste coal.

I just picked up my coal for the winter .
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It looks like blaschak is now pouring 50lbs bags and putting 50 bags on a skid for an even 2500lbs . Previously it was 60 40lbs bags to make 2400lbs . I'm still glad woodstoves unlimited sells this stuff still . I'm so afraid I'm gonna be told they stopped carrying it one year .

In fact I almost bought a dump truck earlier this year in hopes for making some coal runs on the future but I decided to wait on it .


Anyways I have the mantle already and I'm sure I've posted that here . It's an old floor beam from a local brewery that was over 100 years old and closed down a few years back . Made from heart pine which is the long leaf pine tree . I just need to cut it down and seal it . So I will be doing that the next few weeks .

I've still got a cook stove bug but haven't found the right one for sale yet or have the money at the moment but one day it will come .

I got this years threads to catch up on !

And just a refresher here is the current state :
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Kodak (my dog) loves sleeping by this .

And for the record my almost 3 year old boy has done amazing with the stove . He learned it was hot and knows when it's being used or not . I was worried about it and was considering a gate around it all but doesn't seem to be necessary .
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