Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:50 pm

What a story,what a thread ! Thanx for documenting this as thoroughly as you have,including all the photo's :notworthy: :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:55 pm

wsherrick wrote:When it comes to furnace cement, my motto is; more is better. So what if it makes a mess. I want to be absolutely sure that there no leaks, anywhere. It really bites when after you've been so careful and neat with the cement, you have thin spot which will make a leak or have leak. The stuff wipes off. Have plenty of rags and paper towels.
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I am very excited that you are almost done. I can't wait to see a fire in it and hear about how it runs. All the work and money you put in it will begin returning to you with interest as soon as you light it up.


So what's that mean? No mulligan on the one match. I can just light a wood fire from the coal. Carry that outside. Swap stoves, then transfer the burning embers into the bride...

Man you guys make us newbies work for it. LOL!
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:02 pm

Don't worry about the one match. I think in most cases when you buy them they come by the box full. :)
wsherrick
 
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:42 am

Keeping this moving
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There's a lot of stuff going on in there. Those passages are where the convection occurs inside the stove body. The small tan colored area is the cardboard she is sitting on.


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Btw: once you start slinging sealant this thing is no picnic to reassemble. If not for my dry mockup, I'd be covered in stove cement and the stove would have been taken apart multiple times due to not being able to access fasteners. Also without applying beads via a caulk tube I don't think reassembly of THIS particular stove would have eve been possible.
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:47 pm

Little by little, Rome is getting built. Now's the time to make sure you get everything right. Believe it really, really bites when you've reassembled something in the wrong order and you have to take the #$@ thing all apart again. Yes it does.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:04 pm

wsherrick wrote:Little by little, Rome is getting built. Now's the time to make sure you get everything right. Believe it really, really bites when you've reassembled something in the wrong order and you have to take the #$@ thing all apart again. Yes it does.


I know all about having to take stuff apart. I learned a long time ago that a dry mock up can save every bit of the time it takes to do it AND break it down in final assembly. I find mocking things up helps with the quality of the final product too.
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:47 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:
wsherrick wrote:Little by little, Rome is getting built. Now's the time to make sure you get everything right. Believe it really, really bites when you've reassembled something in the wrong order and you have to take the #$@ thing all apart again. Yes it does.


I know all about having to take stuff apart. I learned a long time ago that a dry mock up can save every bit of the time it takes to do it AND break it down in final assembly. I find mocking things up helps with the quality of the final product too.


I just wanted you to know that I am up in the bleachers right at the 50 yard line, watching intently.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:41 pm

wsherrick wrote:I just wanted you to know that I am up in the bleachers right at the 50 yard line, watching intently.


Considering you're "our" in house base burner historian extraordinaire. I consider this a huge complement.
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:17 pm

More pictures,
I haven't installed any more parts due to not having fasteners of the proper length. Plus I want the installation of the back pipe to go as clean as possible. You know...once.
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Looking down the back pipe
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Looking at the inside. Right hand side is closed forcing the base to flow.
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Flue damper open allowing for direct vent of stove.
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Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:25 pm

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I'm on my third tube of furnace cement. It looks like it's going to take the better part of FIVE full tubes to complete the job.

That's a shitload of sealant! Did I mention I need to get more. :o
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:21 am

Looking good James ! It's like gluing a plastic model together - just a lot heavier. :D

Paul
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:46 pm

You said you are using a lot of cement. Well, that's a whole lot of stove to be put together.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:23 pm

wsherrick wrote:You said you are using a lot of cement. Well, that's a whole lot of stove to be put together.


Darn right it is! I ended up going backwards today. Not only am I completely out of stove cement. The hardware store that I got it from is completely out of it too. And...I never mocked up the fire pot. I needed to remove the front of the stove to get the SOB in :oops:
I also have noticed that the fire pot is bearing on the lower grates. Polishing up the bottom of the fire pot will make operation of the shaker smoother. I don't know what the outside ring portion is called but that's the area being affected. Cleaning up any little boogies will make it move like its on ball bearings.
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

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