small used stove I'm thinking about

small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:11 pm

Hi,

I'm thinking about getting this small stove off the Lancaster, PA craig's list. It's not as old as it looks because it has an EPA plate on the back. It appears to be in good shape - I don't want to pay too much or too little. Anybody got a ball park figure they'd give if everything checks out? This will be used to heat a small basement exclusively.

My bad it's not the EPA, it's UL listed. It looks awfully clean. Lisa
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:28 pm

Link?

Pic?
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:45 pm


http://lancaster.craigslist.org/for/3594623820.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Aw man, how bimbo can you get. I thought I had included it. Lisa
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:53 pm

Lisa

My suggestion would be in the $250 to $300 range if it is in good shape. Things up this way tend to be on the higher price side of life so perhpas my suggestion is off for your area. Looks like a nice little stove that would look good in almost any setting.
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:01 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Lisa

My suggestion would be in the $250 to $300 range if it is in good shape. Things up this way tend to be on the higher price side of life so perhpas my suggestion is off for your area. Looks like a nice little stove that would look good in almost any setting.


Thanks, I was thinking around $200 if he would accept it. I don't think he quite knows what he's got from his responses to my general questions. Lisa
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:18 pm

Pretty stove, but if it does not have a decent method of shaking the ash and a decent ash pan it will be a constant irritation to keep going. I suspect European and most of their stoves have pretty bad shaker systems except those who rely on slicing to clear ash.

If it looks to be easy to operate then I would think it is worth more than $200, more like 3 to 4 hundred.
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:20 pm

Well, I was right - he doesn't know what he has and he thinks it's worth a lot more then it is. He is starting at $700. I told him thanks but no thanks. It actually is stamped as having been made in New Hampshire but I couldn't make out the name in the picture.

Thanks to all who have responded - my search for a small coal stove goes on. Lisa
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:24 pm

franco b wrote:Pretty stove, but if it does not have a decent method of shaking the ash and a decent ash pan it will be a constant irritation to keep going. I suspect European and most of their stoves have pretty bad shaker systems except those who rely on slicing to clear ash.

If it looks to be easy to operate then I would think it is worth more than $200, more like 3 to 4 hundred.


Thanks for responding, those were going to be two of the things I looked at when we went up there. After I saw it I was thinking around $250 or 300 but the budget won't go that far right now. I'll keep looking. I may have to get one that needs a little work. Lisa
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Lisa

This was just listed in your area...


http://lancaster.craigslist.org/atq/3621944429.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Cute little pot belly.
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:22 pm

Hi Lisa, what is the job that you want a small stove for? Are you replacing the Harman? or do you have another building or part of the house you need
to heat? Do you have a chimney already?

That little pot belly would work for a small rom, you don't want to try t burn those potbelly stoves too hot..

Greg L
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:39 pm

LsFarm wrote:Hi Lisa, what is the job that you want a small stove for? Are you replacing the Harman? or do you have another building or part of the house you need
to heat? Do you have a chimney already?

That little pot belly would work for a small rom, you don't want to try t burn those potbelly stoves too hot..

Greg L


Hi Greg,

No, the Harman is here for the long run. The small stove I'm looking for is for DK's man cave. That room is tucked away down some stairs and around a corner, down a hallway. There is no way to move the heat there so we don't try. DK has an electric heater he uses when he is down there. This room is finished and does have a fireplace. In addition to making the room more comfortable I think the rising hot air will help even out the temperature on the second floor where the bedrooms are. They do get heat from the Harmon but it's always colder then the rest of the house. Ideally, because this room is so small I'm looking for a small stove that could fit in the large fireplace. A free standing stove would take up to much floor space. I'm thinking a "laundry stove" would do the job but then I have to consider Franco B thoughts - that small of a stove will have a small fire pot and small ash pan. Well, it's nice to be in a position that I don't have to do anything and the world won't stop spinning. My search will continue. Thanks for your input, Lisa
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:43 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Lisa

This was just listed in your area...


http://lancaster.craigslist.org/atq/3621944429.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Cute little pot belly.


Thanks for the lead. I've decided against a pot belly because they burn hot and have small fire pots and ash pans. I'll keep on looking, Thanks again, Lisa
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:42 pm

Hi Lisa, that enameled stove looks just like the ones made in China sorry china :D from NU-TEC Incorporated. Most of the stove is done oversea and some finition assembly (a small % to conform to the reglementations...) is done in USA so they can write Made in USA...Just an opinion and not an absolute one but I almost got a stove supposed to be Made in USA, but after lot of searches..., I found that the stove was made in china and had just some simple assembly done in Pa. Then I went for a real USA made, the Vigll.
Now I have a super good sleeping time with the 2 Antique: Made in USA :lol: , no china copies in the past , just the BEST.
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:33 am

I can tell you right now that if your intent is to burn coal this is not a great stove... however it sure looks like a VC knockoff to me (it would be nice to know the manufacturer and i might call this guy just because im curious). either way the stove looks to be in great condition and its fully enameled (if its a name brand stove co. then its probably in that $500.00 range), enameling is pretty costly ;)

another side note... Who in their right mind would want a pure white stove :doh: ...also folks please note the powder puff flu pipe and faux brick wall paper :lol: this dude never fired that stove up or any other for that matter... lies lies its ALL LIES!
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Re: small used stove I'm thinking about

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:37 am

dcrane wrote:another side note... Who in their right mind would want a pure white stove :doh: ...also folks please note the powder puff flu pipe and faux brick wall paper :lol: this dude never fired that stove up or any other for that matter... lies lies its ALL LIES!


You pinned it! This guy never fired this stove. He couldn't even find the data plate on the back. It doesn't matter anyway; I've decided to go another direction. I have been blessed by another member of the forum who has offered to sell me a Harman Mark I which needs some work but is in my price range. I'm blown away by the opportunity. I'll have no questions about the manufacturing of that! Thanks to all who have responded to my post. I'm always amazed at the knowledge to be gained at NEPA Crossroads - what a resource! Lisa
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