Broken Triplex Grate

Broken Triplex Grate

PostBy: Josie Wales On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:44 am

I have a Sunbeam Cabinet Heater made in 1929 by the Fox Furnace Co. After three weeks of heating I found out I had a broken triplex grate.I found out from earlier experience not parts for this old stove are available and I contacted Dave (ddirkes@tomahawk.com) and Tomahawk Foundry for a replacement. I sent a picture with measurement and was quoted a price. I shipped it off and two weeks later received the new cast grate. It was a perfect fit and my stove is up and running. The cost was $110.00 and that included return shipping!
When I first decided to restore my old stove my shaker grate was badly warped and broken in two places. Dave told me if I could make a model he could cast it. I made a wooded model of the grate and the casting from such a crude model was perfect. If your stove is hurt Tomahawk may be the prescription to bring it back to life.
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Josie Wales
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Sumbeam Cabinet Heater
Stove/Furnace Model: Fox Furnace Series X-1

Re: Broken Triplex Grate

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:50 am

Nice job they did too.

Paul
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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Re: Broken Triplex Grate

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:50 am

Amazing.... and very cool!
Freddy
 
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Broken Triplex Grate

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:55 am

Nothing better than having faith in people and then the wow factor when our expectations are overshadowed by the efforts of others! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Broken Triplex Grate

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:58 am

This is why the professional stove restorers use this place. They can cast almost anything as long as you give them something to work with.
wsherrick
 
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
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