Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:29 am

I did get my doors and windows primed and painted.


Why are you priming and painting the doors and windows? You just need stove polish (I use Williams), perhaps a little sandblasting first and that is perhaps. The primer will peel if it gets real hot or am I missing something. Did you remove the windows and what condition are they? Mine are borderline OK so I put them back in. As they need to be a maintenance item on a mica stove getting out those old nuts and bolts is a first job. Poconoeagle would insist they be square nuts but I confess I cheated. If you look at my pics you will see new bolt heads in the door body.
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:55 am

unless it has some glorious mint condition Finial on top that might be worth $200 by itself


PS - a mint condition interesting finial will fetch more than that.
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:12 am

coalnewbie wrote:
unless it has some glorious mint condition Finial on top that might be worth $200 by itself


PS - a mint condition interesting finial will fetch more than that.


I see a lot of nice ones for $200 http://www.ebay.com/itm/antique-cast-ir ... 3cd5127387
Ive seen a lot of nice ones for $100 even... but yes... ive also seen some wing nuts pay $400 as well.
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:18 am

No those are not interesting finials. That the c rap stuff you put on the top of Crane stoves - I said interesting...

http://www.antiquestovesite.com/attractions.html

This wing nut would buy one of those for $400 in a heartbeat if I needed to finish off a top level stove.
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:26 am

coalnewbie wrote:No those are not interesting finials. That the c rap stuff you put on the top of Crane stoves - I said interesting...

http://www.antiquestovesite.com/attractions.html

This wing nut would buy one of those for $400 in a heartbeat if I needed to finish off a top level stove.


DC slaps Newbie with big tuna fish :mad:
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:42 am

DC slaps Newbie with big tuna fish :mad:


As long as it is not from the Pacific, those are radioactive. I've been slapped with worse. PS I happen to think a Crane 404 is an excellent and collectible stove so don't take me too seriously.
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: BEAKER On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:59 pm

ok ok, you guys are too funny. :lol:

So Dcrane, I did get a private message about the quote from William. I dont want to speak for him, but I will say he confirmed what I expected. The quoted cost to restore the stove was exaggerated. Hey thanks for the kind words about my postings. I will be adding more pictures soon :)

Coalnewbie, the only reason I was painting the stove was because that is what the original finish was. But now after more of your wisdom I have decided to polish the rest of the stove. I picked up some polish today. This is gona save me more money :D . and I will return the paint and primer that has not been opened yet. Only the doors are painted so it should look ok I think. Thanks for more advice newbie!

The mica is a total loss. I did find the best prices for mica on McMasterCarr.com! amazing, usually they are pricey. But they are not selling just as stove mica but to general industry so its cheaper.
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:52 pm

Here is the best place to get stove mica. It is the highest quality at the lowest price. This is where I get mine when I need it and I recommend it to you as well.

http://www.ashevillemica.com/natural-mica-products/stove-mica.html
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:05 pm

One thing I have decided on relooking at your original pictures is that your stove is a fair bit older than mine. You have more elaborate ironwork that is for sure. It will polish up nice but perhaps a little sandblasting might give you a better base. If you decide to sandblast I would treat the doors too - hook out all the mica by unscrewing the retaining bracket inside the doors and have at it. I'm still trying to figure out what is behind the lower door hinges.
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: Kachel Nederland On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:26 pm

Hello,

I live in the Netherlands and have a Red Cross Garnet. It is in good shape but we have to sell the house and also the stove. Can anyone tell me what the price is ore is anyone interested?

Please reply quickly, thanks from the Netherlands
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: EarlH On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:57 am

wsherrick wrote:Here is the best place to get stove mica. It is the highest quality at the lowest price. This is where I get mine when I need it and I recommend it to you as well.

http://www.ashevillemica.com/natural-mica-products/stove-mica.html


I haven't bought mica for a stove for a few years, but the "Reliance Mica Co." in Brooklin, NY is the one I used. I didn't know about the Asheville place, but they might be worth looking into as well. I think you need to email them for a current price list. The one I have is from 2006 so it won't do much good, but in that one a piece of mica 3" by 4" was 77 cents in the 1st quality, and 69 cents if you want to save some cash!
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Re: Scored a Red Cross Garnet #28 base burner now what??

PostBy: EarlH On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:05 am

I guess I can't spell Brooklyn, but anyway, in case you were wondering what the difference was between 1st and 2nd quality, here is a picture of the samples they sent me.
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