Old Hearth Mate stove

Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: Jaan On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:43 am

Hi everyone, newbie here...

I have an old Hearth Mate stove that's about 25 years old. It's a wood/coal combo. I haven't used it in a long time, but in the old days I had great success with coal.

I don't have the owner’s manual anymore, and information on the web about this stove is almost non-existent. Does anyone here have experience with this stove and is there anything that just jumps out as being dangerous/tricky etc.? What would be ideal of course, is if there was a copy of the owner’s manual around someplace.

Thanks in advance!

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Stove/Furnace Make: Hearth Mate

Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: New York Bear On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:20 pm

I think that is a nice looking stove if you clean it and paint it. I can understand why it is a combo wood/coal. I wouldn't mind having something like that myself, as I still burn wood once in a while. If it has good gaskets and no leaking seams, expect it is easy to control.
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:37 pm

It appears to be a robust piece, I like it.
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: Jaan On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:22 am

Thanks...it's a pretty nice stove, I just haven't used it in a while. I'm replacing the gaskets and the stove pipe on Wednesday after that it should be lit with coal for the next couple of months. I remember I didn't have much problem keeping the coal fire going for days at a time. Luckily my best friend is a chimmney sweep, and found enough 7 inch stove pipe in "The Trailer" for me to re-do it all for nothing.

Unfotulately the company is defunct and most of the information I've run across for these stoves so far are a handful of ads.

I'll clean it and paint it in the summer. It's in the basement anyway, so it's not that big of a deal. I have thought about grinding off all those stupid little figures, I just don't like them.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hearth Mate

Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: japar On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:30 pm

I have the same stove that I picked up just 2 months ago. It is set up as an insert. The fireplace is blocked off and it sits in front of the fireplace. I picked it up for $200 . I broke the grate so can't shake, I poke instead. Works great heats my raised ranch no problem. Just a little cooler downstairs. After dinner and all the dishes are washed I shut the oil burner off take a shower and use up all the hot water. I turn it back on at 6 am. The oilman came yesterday and I used only 38 gals of oil in 6 weeks. Thank god $3.15 and gal. I thinks I used maybe 7-8 bags of Blaschek both pea and nut in that time. I did find a place with replacement grates they were $200. and said will fit all models. I also found another one for sale I think it was $400 or $500
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: Rchristina2023 On: Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:29 pm

Can you please post a pic of the inside and how and what type of damper does this stove have? We just got one at an auction for cheap but it is missing the damper any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: japar On: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:16 pm

Mine has an internal damper, just above the loading door in the front center there is a knob sticking out , that is attached to a rod that operates the damper. On my stove anyway
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: Rchristina2023 On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:22 pm

Our stove sounds just like ours, we have the knob and rod but nothing else. Is it just a a plate and how does it attach. My father is going to make one if you could please describe it. Thank you very much.
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: japar On: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:32 pm

When I look inside my stove you see a baffel. The rod goes over the top of the baffel and the damper would be on the other side. Top rear of the stove. Because it is behind the baffel you realy can't see it. My stove has a rear flue not out the top. Hearthmate my have made different model. Hope this helps
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: Pehr9801 On: Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:40 pm

Hay Jaan - I have been burning my Hearth Mate For he last 20 or so years. I have very good luck with it. I needed to replace the grate a couple of times. Most likely my own fault. The ash pan is relatively shallow and when the ash builds up under the grate it will reduce its longevity. Mine was a one piece grate and shaking it only moved it back and forth. This was not the best system and need a little more poking than I would have liked. Of course being a wood coal combo it has two sets of vents. The ones in the front for burning wood, and the ones on the ash door bringing air through the bed for burning coal. All in all I have no big complaints. I am going to purchase a Hitzer 50-93 this year. This is only for the hopper loading when burning coal. I'm getting a little lazy. Best of luck with the stove.
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: gruxthethinker On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:30 pm

That is a great stove. I put one in two years ago and got rid of my leaky stove. I have it in the basement of my house ( a ranch) and it heats my whole house . I have return vents cut in each floor of every room and a fan at the bottom of the basement stairs. It is a solid stove, easy to clean and duel fuel. I burn wood. Mine also has a hole in the side ( both sides) at the top, one has a pipe coming out and is for hooking up a fan to blow the heat out of the screened in front above the door. Mine is a 1980. Made or distributed by C & D dist. inc. in Old Savbrook Ct. The damper problem is an easy fix. It is just a steel plate and is connected to the rod with a cotter pin and just sets into the grove in back . You can make one by measuring the space in back so when the plate is closed it covers the smoke hole ( but not tight against , a space of at least an inch should be left) Drill a hole in the plate ( oval, for movement) to slide the rod through. The rod has one hole in it and you may have to drill another. Then put a cotter pin on either side of the plate and you are set. You can do most of it through the stove pipe hole. I have two worries. One, the fire brick is breaking and I need to replace it . I may have to cut it myself. Two, when the grate goes , where to get a replacement. Also , up front at the bottom of the door opening on the inside of the stove , the metal piece is burning away. So has anybody found parts ?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hearth Mate
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: gruxthethinker On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:35 pm

To the poster who wants to grind off the figures on the door, PLEASE do not. They are a huge value to the stoves book value and looks. I wish I could find another one for parts.
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: drujinin On: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:28 pm

Anyone have any luck finding a replacement shaker grate? I'm in the Market for one.
Thanks!
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: SueK On: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:02 pm

Hi,
I have a Hearth Mate wood/coal stove I want to sell. When we bought our house 15 years ago it already had the stove. We never used it, and replaced it with a gas fireplace yesterday.
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Re: Old Hearth Mate stove

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:55 pm

Where is it and how much you looking for?
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