Alaska Kast Console Is Home

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:06 pm

Don't sweat it, Matt! I wouldn't have done it any other way! I'm a picky SOB, so I can then pick my own way of doing things :roll: I just smile every time I go downstairs to the basement and it's humming away keeping it nice and toasty!
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:43 pm

Matthaus wrote:It's part of my program of "No Stove left Behind". :lol: :lol: I am a hopeless junk collector, I see the possibilities where others see folly and too much work. The good thing is I have infected a few of you along the way. The Channing II I am selling on ebay right now was way worse than either of the ones I foisted on my fellow forum members. The Harman Magnum I sold recently was left outside in the weather for 6 months and ended up looking brand new!

Hooray for the resurrection of the derelict and despondent hunks of iron that used to burn coal with pride and service to humanity! Chris is the inspiration to start a whole new movement. :dancing: toothy :notworthy:

Just call me the Sanford and Sons wanna be from now on. :lol: :lol:


link to the stove or is it over? might be looking for a third stoker at the right price
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:04 pm

It sold, more to follow. 3 down only 8 to go. :D
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

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Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:54 pm

I finally managed to get some work done on the Alaska. Hopefully, I'll continue tomorrow.
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I was able to remove most of the glass retainer bolts, 2 snapped off, 2 more left to remove.
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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: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:08 pm

Lookin good, you'll be ready for filling the basement with new paint smoke in no time! :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:17 pm

Wow, does that bring back memories! Take your time and do it right the first time, and you'll be more than proud of it when it's done.

If you need any tips or hints, feel free to PM me.

Chris
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:19 pm

Matthaus wrote:Lookin good, you'll be ready for filling the basement with new paint smoke in no time! :lol:


Not funny!!! :D My wife was most displeased with me when I fired ours up for the first time...weather in the house was hot and hazy.... LOL
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:09 pm

Matthaus wrote:Lookin good, you'll be ready for filling the basement with new paint smoke in no time! :lol:


Hopefully sooner then later...I still have more clean-up to do on it. I had my exhaust fan in the cellar window and went through quite a few dust masks and I emerged late in the afternoon covered in rust. I have to give my wife credit, though. It didn't seem to faze her at all. I guess she's just used to seeing me like that. :fear:
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: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:16 pm

europachris wrote:Wow, does that bring back memories! Take your time and do it right the first time, and you'll be more than proud of it when it's done.

If you need any tips or hints, feel free to PM me.

Chris


Thanks. I'll keep it in mind.
As far as the new paint smoke, I've done that quite a few times. The Kent wood stove that the Harman replaced used to get a paint job every 2 years or so. It was a lot lighter then the Harman and I would just wheel it out on the hand truck to clean and paint it.
The Fisher in the fire place is past due for paint, that will be done in place with a brush. The Alaska will be easy, in the cellar, fan in the window, done!
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: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:34 pm

Ah, the pleasant smell of solvents from drying paint is wafting up from the cellar. I made sure to shut off the water heater before I sprayed the stove, don't want any explosions. I'll spray all the rest of the parts outside. Progress is being made, slowly.
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: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:03 am

i used 8 cans of ford blue engine paint on the sheetmetal of my efm , and 6 cans of hi temp black stove paint on the hot parts.......stank up the garage for 2 days.....still looks purdy tho
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:58 am

lincolnmania wrote:i used 8 cans of ford blue engine paint on the sheetmetal of my efm , and 6 cans of hi temp black stove paint on the hot parts.......stank up the garage for 2 days.....still looks purdy tho


I've used up 4 rattle cans so far, in the stove body itself. Several coats on the outside, enough inside to cover. The Kast Console is very large inside, I removed as mush of the rust as possible without going crazy. If I was set up better here I would have used my spray gun, a lot faster and easier. I stayed with stove black, I am going to paint the doors a different color.
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: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: europachris On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:48 pm

Took 4 cans on my Keystoker exterior (except the back) of Charcoal color, plus a can or two of plain black for the inside, the DV assembly, and the rear of the stove. It's holding up well.

Amazingly, it really didn't stink too badly. The exterior of my stove doesn't get hot enough anywhere to really cure the paint due to the double wall construction everywhere.
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:44 pm

Update (sort of...)
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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: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:13 pm

is that top one piece?
mine is three pieces, and if you bump it the top pieces move around
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

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