stovehospital wrote:The 114 is second from smallest of the Glenwood Modern oaks. They are common and should be available in the 200-400 range. Don't go for the higher priced ones but , instead, look around. This is a good model oak stove but the grates are very thin and tend to sag. The other problem is that the grates have their gears at the back . When you recast, the shrink is often enough so that the gears no longer mesh.
When buying any Glenwood Modern oak, get down on your knees and look the the front of the firepot. they tend to crack in the front, dead center, top to bottom. If it is cracked-----walk away.
I see the prices people are paying for unrestored stoves and I am baffled. By the time you get the stove fixed it would be cheaper to just buy one all done. Prices online are very high and often multiples of the real value. In fact, many stove are advertised for prices higher than we sell them for ----all done. Don't be afraid to walk away from a deal that is too high. I do it daily and I still buy 5-8 stoves per week. The world is full of old stoves. You just need to be patient and keep looking. When folks know you want them they will come.
WHo is this dude? Is this Emery
Its really nice to hear this kind of stove specific tech advice and this kind of posting not only helps us here and now but will help next generations decades into the future! It would be so nice to see a shop like the stove hospital start achieving a few threads here of the process "start to finish" of some noteworthy coal stoves... from hardware obtained/used to cement to how to prep & polish, etc. (I know it would come full circle back to them for years/decades to come! think about it
If I cant obtain an unrestored stove for under $300 I don't buy it (I just bought one listed at $3,000 for $300 a few weeks ago, it took some time to explain to the seller why her stove was not made of 24k gold.)
Im also going to pick up a Mica Baseburner this Sat. for $200 (I'll explain how I found it after I pick it up), but Stove Hospital is right... if I had to pay much more than $300 for a stove it simply cheaper and better to go to him and buy one totally restored by a pro.
I should mention the biggest problem I have with pricing and paying "proper value" for an unrestored antique stove is the gosh darn finial
This presents an issue because in most cases if the stove has a good finial that piece alone can be sold, shipped and dealt with easy by the seller for an easy $100-$200 (some cases even MORE!)... therein lies the problem of trying to explain to a seller how their stove is worth $200-$300 when you know in your mind just the topper of the stove could pull them near that
I'd rather see a busted up finial (cracked and in pieces on the floor)... these are the stoves that a seller cant sell!