"New" Chubby

"New" Chubby

PostBy: mikterkris On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 pm

Just brought home my completely refurbished blower Chubby I purchased from Larry Trainer. She's a beauty and I can't wait to get her hooked up! Larry has done a fantastic job restoring and improving his stoves he sells. His new style shaker grate is extremely smooth. Plus, I can't say enough about the amazing customer service Larry provides...it's the best seen to date...great guy who stands by his proven product...thank you Larry!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Florin; Orr & Painter
Stove/Furnace Model: Chubby; Daisy Sunshine 316

Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:18 pm

mikterkris wrote:Just brought home my completely refurbished blower Chubby I purchased from Larry Trainer. She's a beauty and I can't wait to get her hooked up! Larry has done a fantastic job restoring and improving his stoves he sells. His new style shaker grate is extremely smooth. Plus, I can't say enough about the amazing customer service Larry provides...it's the best seen to date...great guy who stands by his proven product...thank you Larry!


and I'll be even more impressed when I see him at least participate for a few minutes while he sips on his coffee with this forum. I know many people would love to hear from him if nothing else to say hello and allow us to thank him for many decades of warmth from his stoves.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: tcalo On: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:07 pm

I couldn't be happier with my Chubby... :lol: . He is an extremely nice guy who proves customer service isn't dead! His stoves are practically bullet proof too.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:13 pm

tcalo wrote:I couldn't be happier with my Chubby... :lol: . He is an extremely nice guy who proves customer service isn't dead! His stoves are practically bullet proof too.


yep, they sure burn coal nice for sure.... now tell larry that Doug Crane is helping his customers on the largest forum regarding his stoves (maybe that will get his butt online! :P )
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:27 pm

They certainly are sharp stoves to be sure. I did like the one I had a few years ago, wish it were able to heat my home.
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:00 am

mikterkris wrote:Just brought home my completely refurbished blower Chubby I purchased from Larry Trainer. She's a beauty and I can't wait to get her hooked up! Larry has done a fantastic job restoring and improving his stoves he sells. His new style shaker grate is extremely smooth. Plus, I can't say enough about the amazing customer service Larry provides...it's the best seen to date...great guy who stands by his proven product...thank you Larry!


Congrats on your "new" Chubby!! Do you have her up and running yet?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: mikterkris On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:58 pm

Burned some wood in her last night...first coal fire later today. Love this stove!
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:08 pm

Sa-weet!
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:12 pm

Get some coal in that Chubby and see how good of a stove it is! :lol:

Freddy...... Still have that coal?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:32 pm

Is that a faux fireplace behind the stove? is that one of those prefab hearth's i wanted to buy for $27,000.00 (could not believe the price of those things :mad: ), what happened to the old school wooden handles? I know the Chubby always included a manual damper built in the steel or cast flu (why is yours on the pipe?)
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: mikterkris On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:45 pm

It is a faux fireplace built out of slate. Originally, it was even faux painted to resemble marble...way before I owned it. It's a prefab hearth I bought at TSC on clearance...1/2 off! All the restos and new Chubby's have the wire style handles. The top vented Chubby's do not have a built in MPD; so, I added mine in the first section of stove pipe.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Florin; Orr & Painter
Stove/Furnace Model: Chubby; Daisy Sunshine 316

Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: buck24 On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:26 am

Nice Stove and set up. The blowers will make a big difference in the heat distribution. ;) Good luck with her.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
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Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:49 am

buck24 wrote:Nice Stove and set up. The blowers will make a big difference in the heat distribution. ;) Good luck with her.


I too like the Chubby blower better then most (It employes heavy gauge steel tubes that hover right above the firebox inside the stove as opposed to the more typical shroud that only surrounds the exterior walls of the stove). This does a couple things... #1 it creates MUCH more heat inside the chamber of moving air #2 it reduces the radiant heat loss of a shroud surrounding the exterior walls of the stove... great design!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: tcalo On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:57 am

dcrane wrote:what happened to the old school wooden handles? I know the Chubby always included a manual damper built in the steel or cast flu (why is yours on the pipe?)


The wood handles are a thing of the past. I traded in an original rear vent Chubby and it had wood handles. Larry was amazed when I showed up with an original unit. I asked him about the wood handles and he told me he switched to wire handles because they don't get as hot as the wood handles did. I can agree, owning both styles the wire handle is much nicer to grab. The wood handle would get red hot, you would need a glove to grab it! As far as the MPD goes, the rear vent stoves included one in the rear flue but the top vent stoves don't include one. Great looking stove mikterkris!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: "New" Chubby

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:15 am

Very nice set up Mik. keep on sending photos... :) and infos about the results from it.
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