Glenwood grates

Glenwood grates

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:52 am

So it looks like the replacement grates are not all thier cracked up to be. I know my stove was just restored, but I'm the type of person that likes to have a back up for the back up. So the only wear items I can see on the stove other than the door pins which I would never attempt to replace myself are the mica windows and the grates. So my question is should I try now to try and locate a original set to keep on the shelf or send mine to a foundry and have spares cast during the off season? Really don't want them out of my sight though. Another option is to compare mine to the Woodmans grates come spring. I'm just so paranoid about warping the grates. Some members say shake just enough so there's a layer of ash to protect the grates which I try to do, but on the youtube videos most of the people shake till red hot coals are resting on them. Seems like once the grates are screwed up its game over. Most likely on that ten degree night too. Probably over thinking this. Appreciate any advice. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
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Re: Glenwood grates

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:12 am

I'd bring them to a local foundry or you could make a pattern with some westy, wood & bondo (im not sure which style grate you have, but having a pattern would be the most ideal option).
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Re: Glenwood grates

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:04 am

Emery (Stove Hospital) told me last weekend he has over a 1000 grates in storage.

He also has the actual pattern molds for a number of Glenwoods. He showed me a couple - they're assume!

He most likely has some Glenwood Oak 40 prism grates. I have one of these stoves as well. One of my grates was bad, and was replaced with some sort of steel version before I bought it. The 40 size is not common. Emery told me they have a number of the smaller versions in storage.

They use Tomahawk Foundry, with excellent results - fast turn around time and superb quality.

Hope this helps - Chris
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Re: Glenwood grates

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:05 pm

Hot coal resting on the grate will not harm them in my experience. It is when they are not allowed to be cooled by incoming air caused by over full ash pans that the damage occurs. The heat reflects back up to the grate. Do not allow the stove to run at high output with a full ash pan and all will be well. That orange glow in the ash pan, which you should have when shaking means red coal on the grate.

If hot coal on the grate warped them then every stove would have warped grates on start up when there is no ash at all.
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Re: Glenwood grates

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:30 pm

Thanks for putting my mind at ease guys. When I have some extra cash I'll give Emery a call. I would still like to have a extra set. Wife does say I worry to much sometimes. Take care. Matt.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
Coal Size/Type: Stove, nut/anthracite

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