Grate news today !

Grate news today !

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:11 pm

The new grates for my Glenwood Modern Oak Mod 118 arrived this morning. :D

After 5 years of looking and calling stove restoration shops, two members here, Dennis (dhansen), and Randy (Photog200), put me on to the Bryant Stove shop in Maine (duh, the one place I didn't call). They had recast grates for the 116 and the 118.

Donna warned me that these are cast from an original set, not a pattern that is compensated for casting shrinkage. Cast iron is supposed to shrink about 1/8 to the foot. I was pleasantly surprised to only find a loss of 1/16 inch in just over 20 inches. There's more than enough length clearance designed into the grate bars and rack to allow for even more casting shrinkage of the grates then that.

And my original gears fit nice and snug, with the locating ramp-tabs so the gears don't get put on backwards, or out of sync with the next grate bar.

Plus, they found the original handles I needed.

The ash door lever on mine was broken with the inner latch piece missing, so I didn't know what it should look like to duplicate. And for some reason the loading door lift handle was completely missing ,with a just long bolt in it's place to act as a handle.

Now, all I need is a couple of days of warm spell to warm up my sandblasting garage, so I can finish the rest of the parts. :D

Paul
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Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Photog200 On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:16 pm

I am really happy they had them for you! Not a good time to let the fire go out to change them though!

Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:41 pm

No, these aren't for the kitchen range, they're for an Oak parlor stove that I've been waiting on parts to finish the restoration. It'll be going in the living room when it's done.

And thanks again for your help.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:48 pm

Can't wait to see it fired up partner!! :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Photog200 On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:29 pm

Awesome! it won't be long now then! That was the only parts you were missing wasn't it?
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:20 pm

"Grate" news on your grates!!! :lol: Now get that garage warmed up and start sand blasting!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:47 pm

Thanks for the pictures. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:03 pm

Photog200 wrote:Awesome! it won't be long now then! That was the only parts you were missing wasn't it?

Yes !

Unless you count my sanity ! That left long ago, . . right about five minutes after sight of the first old coal stove ! :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:08 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:"Grate" news on your grates!!! :lol: Now get that garage warmed up and start sand blasting!


Ha ! That's the "catch 22" of this time of year. I need a working coal stove, so that I'm warm enough to make a coal stove work. :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Get that sucker put together.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:37 pm

wsherrick wrote:Get that sucker put together.


William,
After five years of looking and waiting, now that all the grates are here, it's tough to wait on the weather. My paint booth is heated, but my sandblasting garage is not. My sandblasting equipment won't work when temps are below freezing.

I'm trying to decide if I want to put it back together rusty and run it that way until spring, or risk waiting to see if we get our usual January thaw ???

I did unwrap all the nickel skirting and bonnet parts and got them all polished/waxed this week and ready to go back on.

I think I'll work on making the back pipe parts while I wait and see if we get a couple of days of warmer weather, then decide which way to go when the pipe is done.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Photog200 On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:36 am

Sunny Boy wrote:
wsherrick wrote:Get that sucker put together.


William,
After five years of looking and waiting, now that all the grates are here, it's tough to wait on the weather. My paint booth is heated, but my sandblasting garage is not. My sandblasting equipment won't work when temps are below freezing.

I'm trying to decide if I want to put it back together rusty and run it that way until spring, or risk waiting to see if we get our usual January thaw ???

I did unwrap all the nickel skirting and bonnet parts and got them all polished/waxed this week and ready to go back on.

I think I'll work on making the back pipe parts while I wait and see if we get a couple of days of warmer weather, then decide which way to go when the pipe is done.

Paul

Looks like its in the 50's this weekend...hope you will be able to get that sandblaster going. You will enjoy that stove so much in the living area!
Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:15 am

Thanks Randy.

Wouldn't you know it ! :D It's been so cold, so early, that yesterday I had made up my mind that I wasn't going to wait on the weather, but go ahead and put it together rusty.

I was going to start setting up the firepot to mold the linings. As suggested, I'm going to make them as bricks, rather than a one piece liner. Looks like I just may get a chance to blast rust instead.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Photog200 On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:22 am

Sunny Boy wrote:Thanks Randy.

Wouldn't you know it ! :D It's been so cold, so early, that yesterday I had made up my mind that I wasn't going to wait on the weather, but go ahead and put it together rusty.

I was going to start setting up the firepot to mold the linings. As suggested, I'm going to make them as bricks, rather than a one piece liner. Looks like I just may get a chance to blast rust instead.

Paul

If you could sand blast it now, it would save you from tearing it all apart again after you have made your bricks. :verycool:
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Grate news today !

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:44 am

Yes indeed !

After having said all that about the weather, I just found out one of my daughters, who is in the process of moving, is rounding up bodies to get it all done this weelend. I'm waiting to see if I'm being "volunteered". :roll:

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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