Hello everyone, Im new to the site and new to coal stoves as well.
So my friend asked me to help him by using my truck and scraping a bunch of junk out of his basement (with landlords permission).
One of the items was this Beauty of a Red Cross Garnet #28 (baseburner?), she needs some work but Im in love with her allready. Not really sure what Im going to do with her. Sell, keep and use, not sure.
One thing is for sure, I would like to restore her if I can efford to. Must I have the pot recast? It seems like its in good shape, Im just now dismantling. How much does it cost to have a recast made? $500? $5000? Honestly I have no Idea.
Plating should not be a problem, I have a plater in my area that does alot of work for the company I work for, and I have access to a sand blaster, and can order mica. BUT RECASTING??? Im scared to even think about it.
Does anyone know how much my baby might be worth now (ballpark ofcourse). Or anything about this stove? Remember what you might think is basic in the coal stove world I probably dont know.
I would really like to restore this wonderfull stove
Any help or advice is more than appriciated! oh and I have many more pics...
I paid the guy $100 for this baby, to think he was going to SCRAP this thing!!