Just fired up!

Just fired up!

PostBy: lloyd430 On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:22 am

I know its seems early, but we are supposed to be in the 40's during the day and 30's at night and I don't want to waste the oil. Layer of coal on the grate, add coal mouse , more coal , light, close the door, plug in and feel the warmth! Took off with out a hitch! Except that I had to open the door to make sure it did catch, I put a steel plate in for the glass- after breaking the glass last week :shock: trying to replace the gasket! I will not spend that much money on a glass! I had a piece of 3/16 steel in the barn that fit perfect! :)
lloyd430
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska /Channing
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Re: Just fired up!

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:15 am

lloyd430 wrote:I know its seems early, but we are supposed to be in the 40's during the day and 30's at night and I don't want to waste the oil. Layer of coal on the grate, add coal mouse , more coal , light, close the door, plug in and feel the warmth! Took off with out a hitch! Except that I had to open the door to make sure it did catch, I put a steel plate in for the glass- after breaking the glass last week :shock: trying to replace the gasket! I will not spend that much money on a glass! I had a piece of 3/16 steel in the barn that fit perfect! :)


size of ceramic? maybe someone has some left over pieces (I have small stuff under 8"), maybe LL has better pricing if you can use their glass? you can use pretty much any 3/16" ceramic and sometimes finding a local glass co. is a lot cheaper than going to the manufacturer for replacement glass (the stuff is cut by scoring and a good glass co. can do it with a hand tool on a table, bring them a pattern to go by).
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Re: Just fired up!

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:28 am

I bought a piece of 4 x 8 inches ceramic glass for $20.00 and they pinched me $14.95 for shipping and handling. You could probably get a bigger piece for the same price. I think $20 is their minimum cost for a small piece. Took about 10 days from order day to receiving day.

https://elitecustomglass.com/
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Re: Just fired up!

PostBy: lloyd430 On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:39 pm

Hey thanks guys I never thought about used pieces, but unfortunately I can only supply smaller pieces to others, my glass was 10 1/2" wide by 12 3/8" tall, someone would need to have one hell of a big door for me to be able to use their pieces. :roll: But I was thinking about cutting a smaller hole in the 3/16" steel plate, to make my own smaller window- but its in the basement and I don't see it anyways.
lloyd430
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska /Channing
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hopefully converting to
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing

Re: Just fired up!

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:47 pm

lloyd430 wrote: But I was thinking about cutting a smaller hole in the 3/16" steel plate, to make my own smaller window- but its in the basement and I don't see it anyways.


Good idea, that's just what Lightning did.
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