Add one more to the Base Burner Club

Re: Add one more to the Base Burner Club

PostBy: EarlH On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:29 am

When you get your stove unpacked and you know what all you need for it, I might be able to help you out with an elbow. I can send mine up to get it re-cast if they can do it. My Favorite stove it newer and larger than yours, but if your elbow is 6" a copy of mine should work with a little fitting. Since my stove is a little newer, it's not an ornate one. Some of those elbows are all covered in scrollwork. But since your stove has a 13" firepot, it may have a 5" elbow on it. The heating season is over now and I'll be taking it down to clean it up anyway and I can trace around the thing first to see if it will work for your stove. Well good luck with your quest! I'm sure the parts are out there somewhere, but so much of that stuff is almost impossible to figure out what it goes to once it's away from the stove it belongs to. Fortunately, Favorite marked most of thier stuff pretty clearly on the back of the castings. My stove is a #261 and outside of the elbow, nothing else would be the same. They are nice, well thought out stoves and mine sure does a good job of heating. Good luck with your quest now!
EarlH
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Favorite 261, Columbian Joy A2
Coal Size/Type: Favorite-16" firepot; Columbian Joy-12"

Re: Add one more to the Base Burner Club

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:41 pm

EarlH,

Yes, it would take a 6" elbow...I did measure it. :D

I re-checked, and the fire-pot is 13-1/2" dia. at the top.

Just noticed your pictures in your thread on the Favorite #218...I spend some time absorbing them for comparison. 8-) Favorite Baseburner #261

MG
McGiever
 
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Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
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Re: Add one more to the Base Burner Club

PostBy: EarlH On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:51 pm

I have a 6" cast elbow around here somewhere. I'll hunt it up and see if it will work. I bought it for $20 a few years ago in case I ever needed it. They are kind of hard to come up with, but not impossible. I was thinking about your dillemna needing parts for your stove, and that elbow really isn't a huge problem as you can use just a regular sheet metal elbow if you need to. You may end up buying mate to your stove before this quest is all over and come up with an elbow that way too. It would be nice for you if one turned up that had a caved in or missing base plate, or missing doors then they go pretty cheap then. I'll see about that elbow and if it will work, you are welcome to it.
Does your stove have the swing top and finial? Favorite sold a lot of stoves. If you can get someone to re-cast the foot rails you should be ok there. But that reflector dome may cause some issues with shrinkage. That fits very closely and you might have a lot of trouble getting it to fit as a complete re-cast. They figure about 1/8" a foot for shrinkage. Take care now, Earl.
EarlH
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Favorite 261, Columbian Joy A2
Coal Size/Type: Favorite-16" firepot; Columbian Joy-12"

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Re: Add one more to the Base Burner Club

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:07 am

EarlH wrote:I have a 6" cast elbow around here somewhere. I'll hunt it up and see if it will work. I bought it for $20 a few years ago in case I ever needed it. They are kind of hard to come up with, but not impossible. I was thinking about your dillemna needing parts for your stove, and that elbow really isn't a huge problem as you can use just a regular sheet metal elbow if you need to. You may end up buying mate to your stove before this quest is all over and come up with an elbow that way too. It would be nice for you if one turned up that had a caved in or missing base plate, or missing doors then they go pretty cheap then. I'll see about that elbow and if it will work, you are welcome to it.
Does your stove have the swing top and finial? Favorite sold a lot of stoves. If you can get someone to re-cast the foot rails you should be ok there. But that reflector dome may cause some issues with shrinkage. That fits very closely and you might have a lot of trouble getting it to fit as a complete re-cast. They figure about 1/8" a foot for shrinkage. Take care now, Earl.


You can make the new casting fit with a carefully applied grinder if it is necessary.
wsherrick
 
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Re: Add one more to the Base Burner Club

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:52 pm

Yes, I do have the swing top and finial. I need to get some more pictures of what I have.
I had thought to use a standard 90* elbow, if necessary. Of course a cast one would be really nice though. :)

I don't see where foot rests would mount/attach, but maybe the holes are plugged/patched.

I must make every effort to try and acquire these missing pieces...somehow, someway. :help:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
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