A barn find

Re: A barn find

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:13 pm

Have you picked that stove up yet? I can't wait to see it running! Gotta love the easy to restore ones like that one.... ;)

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Re: A barn find

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:36 pm

Picked up some pieces but on Williams advice I am waiting on a more secure transport/muscle situation to move the body. I read other posters with envy--- tear it to pieces (but gently now) and send the parts to the foundry/fabrication shop/nickel platers etc. I am in awe but I am not in that class of restorer and for me with a little arthritis aint goin' to happen. So for me it's shovel the horse $hit faster and save the pennies to buy a finished stove. I can shovel chit so fast now that I am thinking of working in DC. Of course, my chit doesn't smell nearly as bad, that stench would take some getting used to.
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:15 pm

Note to self, when hotshotting around buying 100 year old stoves to replace a stove that was a direct vent you need a pkhin chimney. So the chimney I had was capped 60 years ago. God that stuff has really tough.... That's it, no more stoves READ MY LIPS. Cap to be added when it dries.....
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:33 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Note to self, when hotshotting around buying 100 year old stoves to replace a stove that was a direct vent you need a pkhin chimney. So the chimney I had was capped 60 years ago. God that stuff has really tough.... That's it, no more stoves READ MY LIPS. Cap to be added when it dries.....


No more what? I've heard that somewhere before I think.
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:43 pm

Two points of interest, see the 300 linear feet of new fencing that this rotten winter wrecked and that is why I am dog tired and bad tempered. The second point of interest to this board is the old building on the left 80x30ft - two floors with original coupolas on the roof, look at the far end there is that Keystoker keeping the whole building warm, of course it has 11" walls insulated and it struggles, but still. Air moved by 2x8" fans with formal cold air returns.

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Re: A barn find

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:11 pm

So a good days work. I am strapping my little finger to the next one as I dropped the terracotta liner on my hand, it's only bruised I hope. 6 advil for my knee pain, four glasses of an early winter warmer that I am brewing - God it's awful, I should have waited but at least it's alcoholic, the rooms swimming.Time for 12 hours rest...... :wtf:
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:34 pm

I have two caps sitting in the basement that used to be on my chimney...four years of wind gusts ripped them both off (miraculously without hitting the steel roof, a car, or anyone in the driveway). I think it drafts a little better with no cap, and water/leaves/birds has never been an issue. I would skip the cap and run it just like you left it.
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:29 pm

Ohhh gawd... that previous post is giving me nightmares about my chimney that needs a rebuild on the top 5 feet and also a cap :cry: Im still saving up for the tile to reface the fireplace :cry:
what kind of cap are you putting over that beautiful terra cotta i see there? :P
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:27 am

what kind of cap are you putting over that beautiful terra cotta i see there?


Do I have a deal for you. Talk to a guy in Chazy called Rob R and offer him 10c on the dollar for a couple of caps... Problem solved.
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:36 am

I would skip the cap and run it just like you left it.


No way, I refuse to let an overweight Norwegian in a red suit climb down my chimney Xmas Eve. He drinks my sherry and eats my pies and the things he leaves behind are not worth a c r ap. So Rob as he lives near you, let him know to skip my house next year and if he wrecks my new cap I will sue him. I also believe in the fairy godmother and Obama, well at this point scrub the latter. Another point Rob, most of us don't live in a part of the world where the wind will blow your BBQ into Lake Champlain along with any surviving birds and leaves.

Also a note to the hydronics guys, that building is 450' away and under that path is a granite ridge from hell. I am waiting for a quote from one of you to run an underground pex line over there from my EFM 900 that I dream about when my lottery ticket comes in. Water is for drinkin', I'll scream if one more person suggests all I need is an EFM. IF and when I get a spare $15000 (+++) I won't be buying a bunch of ugly copper tubing and associated junk that most people can't get to work right. I will put a Werhle 100 in the middle of the great room and drink beer and gaze at it. Nothing adds BTUs cheaper than a POH coal stove and nothing adds beauty and functionality like a 100 year old base burner. There is method in my madness, or is it madness in my method... don't answer that one. There goes my four periods again followed by an elipsis. Sorry, my grandma teechur never taut me proper. Ouch, my finger hurts.
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:34 am

coalnewbie wrote:
I would skip the cap and run it just like you left it.


No way, I refuse to let an overweight Norwegian in a red suit climb down my chimney Xmas Eve. He drinks my sherry and eats my pies and the things he leaves behind are not worth a c r ap. So Rob as he lives near you, let him know to skip my house next year and if he wrecks my new cap I will sue him. I also believe in the fairy godmother and Obama, well at this point scrub the latter. Another point Rob, most of us don't live in a part of the world where the wind will blow your BBQ into Lake Champlain along with any surviving birds and leaves.

Also a note to the hydronics guys, that building is 450' away and under that path is a granite ridge from hell. I am waiting for a quote from one of you to run an underground pex line over there from my EFM 900 that I dream about when my lottery ticket comes in. Water is for drinkin', I'll scream if one more person suggests all I need is an EFM. IF and when I get a spare $15000 (+++) I won't be buying a bunch of ugly copper tubing and associated junk that most people can't get to work right. I will put a Werhle 100 in the middle of the great room and drink beer and gaze at it. Nothing adds BTUs cheaper than a POH coal stove and nothing adds beauty and functionality like a 100 year old base burner. There is method in my madness, or is it madness in my method... don't answer that one. There goes my four periods again followed by an elipsis. Sorry, my grandma teechur never taut me proper. Ouch, my finger hurts.


Ummm... newbie you were supposed to flush all those left over pills from the sixties down the toilet! :mad:
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:10 pm

Ummm... newbie you were supposed to flush all those left over pills from the sixties down the toilet!


It was the only way I could get enough courage to get up there. That's my last chimney, it was too hard on this old man - definitely read my lips. I don't bounce well anymore... Bring on winter. OK,OK, not quite yet.
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Re: A barn find

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:55 am

Looks like a pretty good job on the chimney top. All it needs now is have some smoke coming out of it as you are starting up the Stewart there.
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