1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: meatball On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:57 pm

Well its been a long weekend, started friday after i found an ad on graigslist for a Herald base heater.
After about 10 emails to this person on saturday i thought it was long gone . Needless to say it was still available.
After a long phone conversation we had a deal.
Woke up on sunday at 5:00 am ,loaded up the wife and we set off on a road trip to albany ny.
4 hrs of driving we finally got there. Approaching the entrance to his driveway i seen it in his driveway.
It was love at first sight like a kid in a candy store.
Couldnt wait to get out of the van and meet the gentleman. Then i started my look over of the beauty.
Looked long and hard at it, then the negotiating started but i had in my favor the long ride from PA 4 hrs long.
Needless to say i won! Loaded this beast in the van shook his hand and thanked him.
We then turned and burned home. 4 hrs later we arrived home. Then it was like christmas !!!
Well i bet you all wanna know what i bought and paid for my item.
Well here you go ......,,,,,,,

1904 Herald home comfort base heater # 18 !!!!!!
Condition : excellent
This stove is HUGE.
Number 18
Heavy as hell and i was so excited
Forward 5 hrs its now 11:30 pm last night and , well you know what happened .........
Yup thats right......... WIFE came out and told me its 11:30 and i have to leave the stove alone and get to bed 5:30 comes early for work!
Well i felt bad closing the door on my new best friend Mr. Herald #18

Mind is racing, what it needs what im doing tomm after work, who am i calling , where can i get some parts i want to replace ect. Ect.
I will post pics shortley
The stove cam, finaile to original ash pan wow i hit the jackpot.
And the other question you all are wondering?

The price,
A whole whopping $ 185.00 smack a roos
Yeah you heard it
Somebody missed out on this thing big time. It was on craigslist for 2 days. The guy said he had tons of emails and gave his number out but know one called except me so i was the lucky person to own it. Well i gotta go and get some pics i shall return with pics............
meatball
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman mark 2

Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:08 pm

Love the story and can feel your excitement. Looking forward to the pictures and your report when you have it running.
franco b
 
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: BPatrick On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:37 pm

Wow...what a homerun. My stoves were great deals, but not like that. We hardly find them in Western Michigan. I look forward to seeing pictures of it.
BPatrick
 
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Other Heating: Herald Oak No. 18

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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:39 pm

No pictures ? Didn't happen.
tsb
 
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:45 pm

tsb wrote:No pictures ? Didn't happen.


Easy now TSB... :lol: It took me a few days to get some pics of my BB up for everyone when I got "Joan". The feeling of getting a "new" BB is like a kid on Christmas morning and with that I say CONGRATS on your new stove!!!! YEE HAW! :D
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:30 pm

Super, what a deal....
You know, I drove about 5.5 Hrs to get to Bryant and the same on the way back. But still very far from the price you got on that stove. For the same price I could easily go down from Québec to your home but not shure you will help me to load the Herald in my vehicule :)
Don't forget tons of photos........
nortcan
 
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: meatball On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:37 pm

Pics should be up tomm sometime. I was sitting bye her all night. Just thinking of what all needs to be done to her. All i could say to myself is wow she is BIG!!!
Im ready to start tearing into her.
Question for you guys, im thinking about putting a new barrel on her. Does anybody know what kind of sheet steel it is made out of? And what gauge it is?
Does anybody sell them already cut, if soo whats the price?
What size and gauge is the back pipe?

I wanna do this once, so while its apart i might as well replace them.
Somebody told me back in the day it was called" russian steel" ?
Anybody know what nickel plating is going for these days?

But she is really really big ,i can only think of the heat its going to produce.
Look for pics tomm night.
meatball
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman mark 2

Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: meatball On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:40 pm

Im sorry the name on the stove is" herald home oak # 18
It has the original fire bricks in the pot

Be back soon...........
meatball
 
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: meatball On: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:37 pm

Here are some pics
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: meatball On: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:43 pm

Thats it..........
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:14 am

Fantastic find! You feel like I felt when I got my Glenwood for $180.00 (the finial from the stove is almost worth that :lol: ), anyways... This is indeed one of the beauties made by the Weir Stove Co. in Taunton (known better as Glenwood) but also built for many other companies at that time such as this one so the quality of castings should be great! You have a nice project to work on so keep us posted!
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Re: 1904 Herald home comfort base burner help

PostBy: meatball On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:58 am

Will do thanks
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