Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:36 pm

McGiever thats much better!!! this is unbelieveable stuff and the best thread ive seen in a year. I just love that stove! You found a gosh darn diamond my friend :dancing: In all my years this one is the rarest ive ever seen and the most unique. Im so happy for you and all we ask is that you let us be next to you every step of the way... more pics the better!

I agree with the previous poster that It really does reflect on how superior those old timers were back then... such detail, engineering and function not to mention the time, costs and effort to produce. I sure hope once its restored McGiever you will get a load of the crappiest junk coal and give this beauty a whirl :punk: (I know its gonna be hard to do, but you MUST for us ALL!) :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:28 pm

The grates are shown here.

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I said the grates were in good shape...
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They look better from the underside.
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They are 3 part grates.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:06 am

If it were me, I would send that original grate off to Tomahawk Foundry and have a copy cast. I would use the copy and keep the original put away. A Bituminous grate like this one might be hard to replace these days.
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Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:43 am

nortcan wrote:Is bit ash as sticking as anth is? If so, I wonder if the slots got jammed with ash build up? Or maybe a liner in front of the stots was protecting the fire pot and also avoiding filling the stots with ash??????


Most Bituminous burns down to a very fine, light ash. Of course there are huge differences in kinds of Bituminous coal. All the different coal I grew up with and used before I came North and started with Anthracite, all would burn to a fine ash.
The good coal I used to get from Rich Mountain in KY only had 2% ash by volume. Much less than Anthracite.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
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Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:23 am

A belated congratulations on your stove. Good job I am broke after my last stove purchase as the more I read about these beauties the more I want them - I would buy them all if I could. My wife sees a bucket of rust, I can tell. I see beauty - the saying that beauty is where you find it is so true. Please keep up the photos as you rebuild, you can never take enough. I rebuilt a Jaguar XK120 25 years ago and the scares on my knuckles are still there and my rebuilding days are over. However, I can still marvel as those who have the energy and the youth to cut the mustard. Good luck.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
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Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:20 am

wsherrick wrote:If it were me, I would send that original grate off to Tomahawk Foundry and have a copy cast. I would use the copy and keep the original put away. A Bituminous grate like this one might be hard to replace these days.


Now theirs a smart man^^^, This grate would cost a lot of $$$ to reproduce one time and im not sure what the tolerances are (there very tight for sure), you may have to grind as smooth as possible or ask the foundry about making as inexpensive a production mold as possible (they can use materials other then a $20k aluminum mold now). OR we can become like Smitty here :lol: ... http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/furna ... -iron.html
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Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:17 pm

Not sure how your project is coming, but if you need to remove rust like this in a relatively non-destructive manner (non-abrasive), try oxalic acid.

Be sure to use full precautions, including respiration protection, it is harmful to the kidneys.

A couple of hours at a time in a warm solution and you would be AMAZED at the results- even on rusted and pitted chrome.

I've used it for restoration projects with very good results. You will be left with a surface that may have pits and such, as it removes the rust and CANNOT redeposit metal to fill the voids.

Much better results than sandblasting, sanding, needle scaler, etc.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous
Coal Size/Type: Kittanning Seam, Stove size
Stove/Furnace Make: old handfired bituminous

Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:53 pm

Project is still on the sidelines waiting. :)

I'll certainly give that a try, sounds like any other way will be more trouble.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Picked up a Radiant Home Air Blast No. 264A...have some Q's?

PostBy: JohnB On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:15 pm

My favorite rust removal tool is my bead blast cabinet. Acid soaks are fine if you aren't in a hurry but you can get the same or better results in a few minutes of bead blasting as you would with hours/days of soaking & there are no stinky fumes. It's a good idea to etch the blasted parts with a dilute phosphuric acid solution(Metal Prep) after blasting prior to recoating (if required).
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