McGiever wrote:I have not seen the grate yet, as it has frozen ash in it that will need to be removed and the 2 bottom doors are rusted shut.
I started breaking down the stove, had to dig out the old ashes that remained on the grates. Grate was able to be removed as I had already removed upper stove body and grate could be lifted after I wiggled the shaker grate free of the stationery grate. Turns out the grates are in good condition. And to my surprise there was a ash pan still in place below where the grate was just removed from, although it was pretty well rusted out it will be good enough for my sheet metal guy to reproduce. Ash pan was trapped where it was until I would get the 2 doors loosened and opened.
Now with a good soaking and left over night I was able to not only free up and open the 2 bottom doors, and remove the trapped ash pan, but I also got the air spinners free and removed. Nuth'in to this old stove work.
Next will be my attempt to get a bunch of stove bolts removed...first bunch have been soaking...so we will see.
Almost forgot...a grate shaker handle for Radiant Home came up for auction at ebay and I won it, it came in the mail today.
Located a Nickel Plater within an hours drive of me that does antique/restoration jobs. Wonder what that will cost?