Crawford Tropic 112 Cylinder On eBay

Crawford Tropic 112 Cylinder On eBay

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:17 pm

There's a Crawford Tropic No.112 cylinder stove just listed on eBay.

It's gorgeous and is in Connecticut.

It's not a base heater, but it's a nice looking stove.

I'm leaving on vacation and can't bid (plus I'm broke right now).

Anyone else interested?

Chris
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6, Crawford No.2 & 3, Hub Heater 115, City Glenwood 12
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Re: Crawford Tropic 112 Cylinder On eBay - Base Heater?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:57 am

It appears to be a stove with an indirect back pipe, a good heater, but not a base burner from what I can see.

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Re: Crawford Tropic 112 Cylinder On eBay - Base Heater?

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:29 am

Thanks Greg - The visual similarities between the Crawford cylinder stoves can be a bit confusing. It looks somewhat similar to the Crawford #2. Strong family resemblance.

I can see now that this stove is basically the same style as my City Glenwood 14 with indirect back pipe, which Emery sang the praises of to me on the phone recently.

It would be great if some kind person who owns a Crawford BH/BB could post pictures highlighting the specific features of these stoves. I've found it hard to understand them based on the pictures posted on the site. I have seen the excellent base burner diagrams people have drawn - very helpful.

Chris
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6, Crawford No.2 & 3, Hub Heater 115, City Glenwood 12
Other Heating: Oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood S & A Stewart etc
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 6 , Acme Carbon, Hub Heatr

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Re: Crawford Tropic 112 Cylinder On eBay - Base Heater?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:40 am

There is a thread with diagrams of the base heater/baseburner stoves.. I'll try to find it.. But the 'Our Glenwood and Crawford #2 type of stove is harder to diagram, and was very confusing to me until the light finally clicked on one day. :!: :?

The things I see that make this NOT a base heater :
There is NO grill or ventilated surround around the top of the firebrick, where the hot gasses off the fire would be drawn down around the outside of firepot into the base of the stove, like in the '"Our Glenwood" stoves.
There is no back 'box' with exhaust passageways for the exhaust gasses to leave the back of the cylinder, go down to the base, make a circuit under the double-bottom ashpan box, then return back up to the flue exit.. There would be two levers at least on this box to control dampers. No Back Box: not a base heater.

The indirect pipe on the back rests on a very small protrusion on the base of the stove.. in the 'Our Glenwood' stoves, this protrusion is much larger, allowing the circulated exhaust to get into the base of the rear pipe and leave the stove, on this stove, there probably is a small cleanout door in the back of that protrusion to clean out the fly ash that accumulates in the base of the indirect pipe..
I think you can see ash leaking out of the seam in the back pipe in one of the photos..

If William or other more knowledgable stove gurus find me wrong in any of the above statements please correct me,,

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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