2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: BPatrick On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:49 pm

Well a while back I got a Crawford 40 base heater and there were a few things wrong with it that caused it to have to go back to Emery & Brandon at the Stove Hospital. They've been great to deal with, the issue is, with it being winter, I need 2 stoves. I originally started out late summer and found and bought 2 Crawford 40's. Ironic, looking back a year ago, I couldn't find anything on them, then a year later, within days of each other, I find two. Emery had one, and his friend George had the other. Emery's has been done and is at my house limping along until I can get it sent back to the stove hospital. George's stove is almost done. He is almost complete with the stove now just finishing the last few details. Once his stove arrives, I will un-crate it and send back the other Crawford 40 in the same crate. It will take them a week to fix the Crawford and send it back. My goal is to have both Crawfords running by the end of January.

Here is a picture of the Crawford before George started working on it.
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Stove before Restoration
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Stove in pieces getting ready for blasting before re-assembly
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40 Baseheaters
Coal Size/Type: Stove Coal
Other Heating: Herald Oak No. 18

Re: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:17 pm

looks familiar. :D

I just dragged all the parts of my Oak 118 into a similar looking pile to start sandblasting, . . . that is, if it warms up enough this weekend. :roll:

Hope to see pix of your done-one soon.

Paul
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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: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: BPatrick On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:22 pm

Same here....He's a lot farther along than this, he's just really slow on the computer thingy as he calls it, and he isn't on here like the rest of us technology geeks.
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40 Baseheaters
Coal Size/Type: Stove Coal
Other Heating: Herald Oak No. 18

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Re: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:34 pm

I have one of the Crawford's Cousins...the "Our Glenwood 111". 8-) Looks identical to those Crawfords.
It is in fact the one *dcrane* had. Thanks Dougie. :D
If it werern't for my crazy work schedule/hours I'd be tempted to temporarily set it up for some test-burning. :)
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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: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:49 pm

Another Phoenix rises from the ashes. Don't worry they all look like this at some point in time. Remember mine looked liked that too.
I am so happy that these stoves have been rediscovered and being put to use.
Here is mine when it was a hopeless pile of parts.
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Pile of Crawford 40 parts.
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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: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:59 pm

Anything can be done, before and after...
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Re: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Real pretty, Grumpy. Hows it burn ?

Paul
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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: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:05 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Real pretty, Grumpy. Hows it burn ?

Paul



I don't know, it's still sitting in my shop.. :cry:
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Re: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:23 pm

I believe this Florence is for sale? If I didn't have four stoves already. Anybody that wants a stove for Bituminous Coal. Here it is.
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: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:31 pm

So Will, whats the big difference between a Bit stove and a Anth stove?
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Re: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:42 pm

grumpy wrote:So Will, whats the big difference between a Bit stove and a Anth stove?


Florences are specifically designed for Bituminous. The extra huge barrel is to allow ample room for air and hydrocarbons to mix and burn.
The biggest aspect is the super heated secondary air ring above the fire pot. This provides hot air over the fire to burn the hydrocarbons with little loss. The air comes in above the fire pot already hot enough to ignite the gas on contact. There is no loss of combustion efficiency due to the secondary air robbing heat from the fire before it gets hot enough to do its job.
Anthracite stoves provide small ports for a limited amount of secondary air to aid combustion as Anthracite has a small amount of hydrocarbons to burn.
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: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:46 pm

Thanks for that Will, so is it bad or a waste to burn Anth in a Bit stove?
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PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:50 pm

grumpy wrote:Thanks for that Will, so is it bad or a waste to burn Anth in a Bit stove?


No, it will do a super job of burning Anthracite. You just keep the damper for the secondary air closed most the way. You need only a little bit of secondary air for Anthracite.

If I lived in Western PA or somewhere that had cheap Bituminous readily available. A Florence is the stove I would most certainly have.
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: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:04 pm

wsherrick wrote:
grumpy wrote:Thanks for that Will, so is it bad or a waste to burn Anth in a Bit stove?


No, it will do a super job of burning Anthracite. You just keep the damper for the secondary air closed most the way. You need only a little bit of secondary air for Anthracite.

If I lived in Western PA or somewhere that had cheap Bituminous readily available. A Florence is the stove I would most certainly have.



I have been thinking of trying some Bit, found a place to get it too, does it burn more like wood? How about lighting it?
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Re: 2nd Crawford 40 Baseheater Pictures

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:11 pm

Bituminous Coal is very easy to light. You light it just like an Anthracite fire. It just catches a lot quicker. It starts out with bright yellow flames and if you start with big lumps of coal they easily split apart after they get hot. Some types of Bituminous get soft as it heats up then after awhile all of the gas burns off and it burns just like Anthracite. Good Bituminous has a very low ash content, much less than Anthracite. It leaves a soft powdery ash.
It's not hard to use IF you have a stove meant for it. I grew up with Bituminous, it's all I was familiar with until I moved up here to Pennsylvania.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

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