Help for a NOB?

Help for a NOB?

PostBy: DaveH On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:25 am

Living in the Colorado foothills that were completely flooded recently, now having hit or miss power/propane availability and with the want to revisit my childhood memories when an old wood stove in the farm house brought much comfort....... I started out by making every mistake possible to this point.

Craigslist last weekend started it all, and I now own a Coles Hot Blast New 13 (I think). Missing the finisher, the top Nickel plated ring, the small cover for the down tube... and goodness knows what else. I know I will be doing some crack welding, most likely a new drum fabrication, plenty of bead blasting and new plating..... heck, I dont even have a hole in the wall yet.

Having paid a little too much already, I would like to stem the flow of mistakes and start doing this correctly by advise from those that have been there before. Is there anyone knowledgeable to the Coles where I could post some photo's of what I have and get the advise flow started? Suggestions on where I might find some small bits noted prior to starting the fabrication of new? Once I have a viable unit, then I seek advise on the setup and use for either coal or wood.

All Google searches on the subject point here.... so here I am.

Thanks, Dave
DaveH
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Coles Hot Blast New 13

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:30 am

Welcome to the FORUM Dave. Be patient, there's a lot of info here concerning your particular stove which will be forthcoming--kool word-- shortly:)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:35 am

DaveH welcome to the forum. The sooner you post some pictures the better. As others have said we love pictures. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

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Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: DaveH On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:46 am

WOW... there is hope yet! Being a consultant on slightly different Net topics, I am amased how much help can be found and how willing folks are to lend a hand... Thank You!

I will take some photo's when I get into the shop this AM and then start the quest to learn how to post them

Thanks Again,

Dave
DaveH
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Coles Hot Blast New 13

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:03 am

Hit post reply, upload attachment, browse, add file done. Just make sure you type the text after you upload the attachment. I usually save the pictures to my desktop and upload from there. Easy for me. I'm very computer illiterate. Good luck. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:36 am

I did some quick research and found some information on #15 and #25 but zippo zilch on No 13's. I found lots more on unidentified round Coles Hot Blast stoves so we are gonna need some photo's. Take a bunch of the front, back, and the inside showing the grate arrangements. You would also need to take measurement of the grate and the depth of the fire pot. That should be enough to get us going.

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:44 am

DePippo79 wrote:Hit post reply, upload attachment, browse, add file done. Just make sure you type the text after you upload the attachment. I usually save the pictures to my desktop and upload from there. Easy for me. I'm very computer illiterate. Good luck. Matt


Yeah, saving to the desktop give one a chance to fix the 90*degree rotation that way too many miss before posting pics. here :x

oh my aching neck
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:48 am

does it look like this one ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coles-Wood-Parl ... 19e41d6f80
their are a few models listed here... maybe you can look for yours without actually paying the theivin' bastard http://www.ebay.com/itm/COLES-HOT-BLAST ... 1e811bda4d

get that baby broken down and start snapping photo's of everything for us :punk:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: DaveH On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:13 am

lets try this...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Coles Hot Blast New 13

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:17 am

First thing I notice...only bottom primary air control...no secondary...is this for anthracite?
:oops: Tricky, comes down from overhead to just above burning gases. :roll:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: DaveH On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:22 am

McGiever wrote:First thing I notice...only bottom primary air control...no secondary...is this for anthracite?


one more control to note... I am so far beyond my area of knowledge I cant begin to answer the question
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Stove/Furnace Make: Coles Hot Blast New 13

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:35 am

DaveH wrote:
McGiever wrote:First thing I notice...only bottom primary air control...no secondary...is this for anthracite?


one more control to note... I am so far beyond my area of knowledge I cant begin to answer the question


I did later it is for bit coal.

That control in last pic is called a check damper...used b4 barometric dampers were invented. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:46 pm

Holy Cat's ! It looks like we're puttin' 'Ol Arnold "The Terminator" back together again ! Wait 'till Sherrick get's his hooks on this one with you guys ! You've already started covering it from mild to wild already ! Great Project ! Also,great encouragement and mental stabilizing factors being thrown like a Life Ring to the new guy ! Welcome Aboard,Daveh. !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:31 pm

Hi daveh, I had read an old advertisement made by the company that was producing the "Hot Bast" furnace and it was very over the top like most ads of that day! Similar to a carnival barker..."step right up ladies and gentlemen, what you are about to see before your very eyes will amaze you, like no other, never before"...etc. anyway the tube in these stoves delivered the gas to the top with a "blast" or from what I could remember a secondary burn chamber promising the most efficient stove on the planet :lol: the sciences were probably like witch doctors and snake oil salesmen, very charismatic to sell to the lady's of the house and it worked for the most part. I believe they burn soft coals.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Help for a NOB?

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:42 pm

Hi dave and welcome to the forum. These first posts you got are only the ""presentation"" ones :lol:
Just be patient for a short while and the best is coming soon for you and for the little stove :)
nortcan
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

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