Hi Wsherrick, Greatings Nortcan
Well good looking out, thanks for the info. Man, The Antique Stove Hospital is a great site and a wealth of information. I really wish I could just have a pro rebuild this for me, the bottom line is I can not efford it, unless I was going to turn around and sell it and I think I will not do that, so Im stuck doing what I can myself and then maybe pay some one to reassemble her the way she should be build.
I do have a technical background and access to a sandblaster (I have already started that), I will prime and paint the black high temp stove paint myself after the welding (buy a professional asme welder, using nickel rod).
A local finishing company will plate the nickel for me.
The fire pot recasting is an issue for me, Im hoping to get some good guidance here or somewhere with how to go about getting a recasting for a reasonable rate, not sure about making a mold and all that. Maybe just buying a pot from someone would be the easiest route. I have yet to measure the pot, but it looks to be about 20 inches. Do you or anyone else hear know who I could contact about this?
At this point I have alot of research to do, I want my stove rebuilt the way a professional would do it, but like I said, I dont have the money. So Im going to turn it into a pile of junk
I cant do it right alone, but with the internet and telephone the stuff I can do myself I will do the best I can.
And the stuff I cant do I will pay someone to do....that might include the final assembly. Hell I also still have to make sure there arent any major componants to this stove that Im missing
Like how does this "coal shoot" mount inside?
So thats what Im thinking now, but that may change. Here are a couple more pics. What do you think of this approach?