Crane 44 weight

Crane 44 weight

PostBy: Vermonster On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:31 am

I might be looking at a crane 44 here soon. What should I look for in a used stove for problems also how much do one of these weigh? Didn't know if I should bring a bunch of people or not. I tend to think these are heavy. Thank you very much.
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
Other Heating: oil boiler

Re: Crane 44 weight

PostBy: coalvet On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:06 am

Two people can handle it very easily, you could probably muscle it into the trunk of your car by yourself if you had to!

Rich
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Crane 44 weight

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:17 am

Anything you can remove from the stove helps, doors, fire bricks, baffle, grates, etc. Don't forget the big trash to cover it unless you have a pick up.
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: Crane 44 weight

PostBy: Vermonster On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:45 am

Thank you for all the help. Anything I need to look at as far as wear and tear? I grew up around Wood stoves not coal stoves. Thnks again
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
Other Heating: oil boiler

Re: Crane 44 weight

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:34 am

coal vet is right... 2 people is fine for a 44 (more does nothing). as well... if you had to muscle it yourself you probably could (sounds like coal vet has been in the same spot as me many times trying to shove, flip up, push one of these myself toothy

anyways... things to look for mainly are the round grate and its condition as well as the interior firebrick (check for really large gaps between the outside of the round grate and the firebrick, more than 3/8-1/2" is ideal). not much else goes wrong with these stoves that lil' paint & gasket wont fix.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404