Amherst Base burner parlor stove

Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: Mossylog On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:18 pm

I am starting a new thread, from the "Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III" thread.
I'm interested in any information on using my antique parlor stove as my main source of heat.

On cleaning mica glass; After breaking and replacing several panes of mica in our antique parlor stove trying to keep them clean enough to watch the fire, we found that they clean amazingly easy if we spray the panes with a light coat of clear silicon spray after we clean them.
Now we just wipe or spray a little degreaser on them (Simple Green is great) and rinse the doors under the faucet or wipe them VERY gently. The soot seems to fall off!
Our antique Amherst burner has three sides with mica glass doors, 22 panes on the front and 15 panes on each side. A real pain to clean at first!! But oh, so beautiful to watch the logs or coals burning and warming our home!
Now we just start the morning with a quick rinse and wipe of each door, then re-spray of the clear silicon before we light it for the day.

Now I am learning how to use it best. There doesn't seem to be any local sources of stove coal or extra mica sheets here in Brush Prairie, Washington - but I am still looking. I know I can order on-line, but I prefer to deal locally when I can.

Randy asked for a picture of the fire grates - I'll post them tomorrow when I can get pictures.
I don't think the firepot is lined, it has doors that open with the mica glass on three sides, and a cast shute dropping down from the center top; a handy place to load wood or coal from!

wsherrick wrote: How big is the fire pot in your stove. It is most likely designed to burn what is called, "Chestnut," sized coal. The size of the fire pot in the stove generally gives you the idea of what size you need. Chestnut or (Nut coal for short) is the most commonly used size. It is about the size of a chicken egg or a golf ball.
With coal you can have 12-16 hours of constant steady heat. After you learn how to use coal and discover how superior it is to wood, you will never look back. And you've already got a big head start because you have one of the best coal burning stoves ever designed, ready to go.

I'll measure and get pictures of the inside in the morning, when the burner is cool.

Thank you all so very much for your information and support!
This is a picture of our little heater:

Darlene
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:23 pm

That is a BEAUTIFUL stove.. WOW... Just stunning. Even if you have to have anthracite trucked in... DO IT!! Spend the $$$ Get 20 to 22 tons and be set for good while and enjoy what that stove can and WILL DO. :D

Baseburners are in a class by themselves in terms of performance, form and function.....

Congrats!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:25 pm

Stunning looking stove Mossy !!!!

I hope it works as good as it looks. You'll be toasty warm if it does. ;)

Paul
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:27 pm

Ha, One D we posted same time and came up with the same word. Stunning sure is the word for that one isn't it ? :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:53 pm

Sunny

The word "stunning" just seems to sum up stoves of that caliber!! Great minds think alike!

I have had DREAMS of owning a stove like that. Dreams that will come to a reality. Sooner rather than later.. I blame Mayor Richard for my "baseburneritis". He started this forum... It is HIS FAULT!!! :o
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:55 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Sunny

The word "stunning" just seems to sum up stoves of that caliber!! Great minds think alike!

I have had DREAMS of owning a stove like that. Dreams that will come to a reality. Sooner rather than later.. I blame Mayor Richard for my "baseburneritis". He started this forum... It is HIS FAULT!!! :o


I'll second all of that ! Hanging around this place can empty a good savings account ! :D
Paul
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:32 pm

A truly magnificent stove. What a shame to waste it's potential with wood, however; we can change all of that.
For starters, click on the link below. it's for the Blaschak Coal Company. They deliver coal on pallets already put in easy to use bags. It's a little more expensive that way, but; it may be the way you can get coal shipped to where you live. If you know other people with coal stoves you can chip in and order a tractor trailer load directly from sellers here in Pennsylvania. One tractor trailer load would probably last you for the rest of you life even if you have long, cold Winters. You must have a space to put all of that coal if you get a truck load of it. It would also be more economical that way.
One way or the other we are going to figure out how you can obtain coal for your stove. I am sure of the experts here will help as well with getting you some coal.
Click on the link below to see about the Blakchak Coal.

http://www.blaschakcoal.com/residential-uses/dealer-locator

Oh, I forgot to mention. The chute in the stove is called a, "Magazine." It's sole purpose is to hold a supply of coal above the fire so as the fire burns the coal is automatically fed downward into the fire. With the magazine you can go up to a couple of days between putting coal in the stove and you can have a constant fire in it for months without it ever going out.
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:44 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Sunny

The word "stunning" just seems to sum up stoves of that caliber!! Great minds think alike!

I have had DREAMS of owning a stove like that. Dreams that will come to a reality. Sooner rather than later.. I blame Mayor Richard for my "baseburneritis". He started this forum... It is HIS FAULT!!! :o


It's nice for somebody else to get the blame this time, instead of me. :D
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:05 pm

William

In the past I may have blamed you a bit.. Then LOGIC kicked in and made me realize that RICHARD is the proximate cause of my "baseburneritits". Now with or without this site I probably would be burning coal. One thing is for sure that if it wasn't for this site I WOULD NOT HAVE LEARNED ABOUT BB's... :D

Now while I do place the blame on Mayor Richard.... That doesn't mean it is a BAD THING.. For the side effects of this disease far outweigh any negative connotations associated with it... I am sure most with this disease will agree......

It is truely wonderfull to have a working piece of history in ones home. Even better is seeing more and more people from COAST TO COAST now discovering Base Burners and what they can do. Performance, form and function. :D
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: PJT On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:16 pm

Yup....It was WILLIAM and his MOVIES that got me re-interested in all this stuff again...... :D
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:17 pm

Welcome to the forum Darlene.
Your stove looks closely like to my Golden Bride but your has more nickel on it. Very beautiful stove.
My 2 base burner have a lot of mica and the best way for cleaning mica is just water and paper towel. If burning wood ( NO-No please :) ), use the wetted paper towel with wood ash.
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:22 pm

Dagnabit Pierre... You just HAD to go an post a picture of your BRIDE didn't you? Now how in the hell am I going to get any sleep tonight. I have told the WORLD about my "baseburneritis" and my desire the get more of them and you just HAD TO TEASE ME.... Didn't you?

Is this your revenge for the "CANUK" comment a month or so ago?????? :P

Seriously though how much coal does the Bride use at say 400f for 12 hours? Very curious...
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:25 pm

Goldie's still got it, Nortcan. Good looking stove. With that plating, it looks hot, even when it's not. ;)

Paul
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:08 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Dagnabit Pierre... You just HAD to go an post a picture of your BRIDE didn't you? Now how in the hell am I going to get any sleep tonight. I have told the WORLD about my "baseburneritis" and my desire the get more of them and you just HAD TO TEASE ME.... Didn't you?

Is this your revenge for the "CANUK" comment a month or so ago?????? :P

Seriously though how much coal does the Bride use at say 400f for 12 hours? Very curious...


OH_OH_OH, onedollar. Still joking my friend? Well, I hope so :lol:
But for the 12 Hrs meal, the Bride is very frugal, almost unbelievable. Actually, ""she"" burns 4 lbs on a non-stop 12 Hrs period. Burns that way since the past 6 days and will for the rest of the cold season. But just heating a small living-room. Impossible to get 400*F in that small room, average 150*/175*F. The stove could easily get to 400*F + but no need for it. The small stove seems happy to keep that low heat output.
The Sunnyside heats the rest of the house.
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Re: Amherst Base burner parlor stove

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:12 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Goldie's still got it, Nortcan. Good looking stove. With that plating, it looks hot, even when it's not. ;)

Paul


Thanks Paul.
But sometimes Goldie can get ""hot"" :D
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