Welcome Crane Stoves

Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:47 am

Doug has been around a while and has agreed to moderate the forum here for Crane Stoves. Welcome Aboard Doug.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:15 am

Welcome Doug.

Glad to see your own forum.




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:18 am

congrats Doug! Good to see you helping with your wealth of knowledge of your namesakes product! 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: coalvet On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:26 am

Congrats Doug, welcome addition to the forum!

Rich
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:29 am

Thanks guys, Its nice to help others and meet some new friends.

@ coalvet, that 404 with the cast iron decorative panels i call dibs on if you ever sell it! LOL (curious, did you ever get the trivet top for it too :shock: ?)
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:35 am

Congrats Doug! Feel like I already know you (through our pm's), I can see that you can offer some great advice to all of us novices!
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:13 pm

Welcome and congrats. Now you can share in the misery of having a forum here. I mean pleasure of having a forum here. :D Yea that's what I meant. Well any way happy New Year as well. Dave
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:30 pm

Wecome Doug.
I also like the look of coalvet's stove, 404 or 44?
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:45 pm

nortcan wrote:Wecome Doug.
I also like the look of coalvet's stove, 404 or 44?


he has the 404 pictured on his profile (the thing that makes his rare is that he also has the decorative cast iron trim kit on it), we sold about 30,000 of these units (but only about 1000 trim kits like this) so that gives you some indication of how rare it is. It makes his stove have the best of two worlds (The stregth, safety, airtightness of a solid welded steel stove along with the pretty sexiness of a cast iron stove). This particular trim kit happens to be my favorite because its not enamaled...if he has the trivet top for this unit im going to scream :D LOL ... god my regrets of being a teenager cannot be overstated, My dad did things i can even fathom and I should have been more aware and more muture :cry:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:59 pm

Welcome!!!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: coalvet On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:09 pm

Doug, no trivet kit but I wonder if you have a mini fire pot insert that was an option for this stove.

Rich
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Welcome Crane Stoves

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:21 pm

coalvet wrote:Doug, no trivet kit but I wonder if you have a mini fire pot insert that was an option for this stove.

Rich


those were even more rare then your cast iron trim kit! the mini pot would be useless to you anyways... simply grab a model 44 (plenty of those out their for great value!). The model 44 Crane and the Chappee can be toned down further then any other coal stove ive tested. Lifting those cast iron pots were such a knuckle buster putting in and pulling out that i would not suggest it makes sense to do at this point (I wouldn't even risk trying it if you had one). If the pot warps or something changes slightly and then your left not being able to get your main pot back in it would be awful, or worst... if you put the mini pot ontop of the main and something warped it would catastrophic (chances are you would be hard pressed to get your pot completely out anyways), just because you can lift it an inch does not mean it will make it out ;) If it does then you sir deserve a trophy for having made it 30+ years of burning without warping it LOL.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404