ONEDOLLAR wrote:ashburnham55 wrote:Could you post some pictures of the top of the fire pot and check damper? Also the back of the ash pan area? --> It is so similar to my Magee, I was wondering if Crawford and Magee could have possible shared casting molds or worked together manufacturing stoves.
Both companies plants were within 10 miles of each other
I will endeavor to get those pics for you.
It would not surprise me one bit if the Crawford is exaclty or nearly exact to your Magee. Crawford, Magee and Glenwood were all made right here in Taxachusetts and from what I understand each company ripped each other off with wanton disregard. Now who stole what from who and when I don't know. Perhaps "Obi-Wan" does?
ONEDOLLAR wrote:Today was FIRE UP the CRAWFORD day and I am happy to report she is purrrrrrring along just fine. Right now "Joan" as I have taken to calling her, is sitting at 400f on diet of "stove" and "Nut" size coal. Flu temps are right around 150f and it was very nice feeling the base of the stove warm up when "Joan" went into "baseburner mode".
The firepot is over 15inch deep and I was surprised at how much coal it took to fill Joan up. Joan doesn't like a lot of air either to reach the 400f temp. I suspect that this will change a bit depending on the temps outside as well. With the very deep firepot a 24 hour burn should not be a problem. Joan also seems to react pretty well with adjustments to the air flow. Of course the learning curve will continue for the next 4 to 6 weeks as I plan to pretty much just use Joan for heat. The Chubby Jr will get its long promised visit to the "Larry Trainer Chubby Stove Company Rehab Facility" for its long overdue facelift.
All in all I am very happy!