Alaska Kast Console Is Home

Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:00 pm

My Alaska stoker is home.
Now the project can begin.
Thanks, Mattaus! :)
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Like a big model kit.
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Too bad that nice new oil burner barely gets used!
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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: cArNaGe On: Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:46 pm

Looks like alot of work. Not for me.
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Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:48 pm

YaY! Double Post
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Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:49 pm

Just a few hours with the wire wheel and the rattle spray can of 1200*F paint and you won't recognize it. :)

This was a stove kit complete with new glass, gaskets and instructions. :lol: :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
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: av8r On: Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:00 pm

Fire up the compressor and sandblaster and get it done!!

I like a project, but that looks like a mess. I'm sure it'll be great when you're finished.
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: Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:06 am

Actually, it's in very good condition, just needs a little pointin' up here and there.
I posted the photos because I took them right after I got everything into the cellar. I wanted a "before" photo on here, as opposed to the "after" photos later. Or maybe a few "in betweens".
What color(s) should it be?
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: av8r On: Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:22 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Actually, it's in very good condition, just needs a little pointin' up here and there.
I posted the photos because I took them right after I got everything into the cellar. I wanted a "before" photo on here, as opposed to the "after" photos later. Or maybe a few "in betweens".
What color(s) should it be?


I'd paint it Chevy Orange...heeheheh
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: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:52 am

av8r wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Actually, it's in very good condition, just needs a little pointin' up here and there.
I posted the photos because I took them right after I got everything into the cellar. I wanted a "before" photo on here, as opposed to the "after" photos later. Or maybe a few "in betweens".
What color(s) should it be?


I'd paint it Chevy Orange...heeheheh


That was one of the colors I was considering, and I have the paint.
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: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:22 am

Yeah, you're lucky! Matthaus foisted off this project on me as a basket case w/no instructions or parts! :D

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Best tool I found for the surfaces is a cheap angle grinder with wire cup wheel and also those 3M paint stripping pads you put in your drill that are like a real coarse abrasive Brillo pad. It's time consuming as he!!, but the results are worth it. Also, once most of the rust and paint is off, hit the stove with straight laquer thinner on a rag (wear nitrile gloves and LOTS of ventilation). The stove paint will melt right off and you'll be down to bare metal in no time. Using Stove-Brite charcoal color, you would not be able to tell my stove has ever been refinished - it looks factory new.
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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 10:35 am

cool project......my alaska stove looks pretty much the same except it's red ......paint it ford blue hehe
somewhere in my files is the pile of parts that made up my efm stoker kit......only needed 500 bucks worth of stuff to get it goin lol......good luck with it!
scott
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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: Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:55 pm

europachris wrote:Yeah, you're lucky! Matthaus foisted off this project on me as a basket case w/no instructions or parts! :D

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Best tool I found for the surfaces is a cheap angle grinder with wire cup wheel and also those 3M paint stripping pads you put in your drill that are like a real coarse abrasive Brillo pad. It's time consuming as he!!, but the results are worth it. Also, once most of the rust and paint is off, hit the stove with straight laquer thinner on a rag (wear nitrile gloves and LOTS of ventilation). The stove paint will melt right off and you'll be down to bare metal in no time. Using Stove-Brite charcoal color, you would not be able to tell my stove has ever been refinished - it looks factory new.


You did a fantastic job on that stove, I can't believe it's the same one.
I only hope mine looks as good when it's done. Even though it's going to be installed in the cellar I 'm to much of a perfectionist to do a half-way job. If I wasn't this way, I wouldn't even bother painting it.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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: av8r On: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:02 pm

europachris wrote:Yeah, you're lucky! Matthaus foisted off this project on me as a basket case w/no instructions or parts! :D

Matthaus is like the local illegal substance dealer...only his substance is iron!!
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: Matthaus On: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:31 pm

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:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
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: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:33 pm

I brought the stove home last February, and worked on it most of the summer on and off. I'd guess I have about 40 to 50 hours into the strip, repaint, and rebuild. The worst part was getting all the rust and caked on fly ash out of the stove, that was a mess. But, I did it outside on a windy day and let it all blow over to my neighbor's house...... :P
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Alaska Kast Console Is Home

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:35 pm

Oh and I almost forgot, my apologies to Chris, I could have at least provided some parts! ;)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

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