Wanna Bee wrote:Are you looking to get her back into firing condition?
Quite the undertaking. Neat to see one with a magazine intact.
Good luck, and welcome to the forum.
thanks. we'll see. the stove was rust-jacked apart from sitting. rust buildup between seams and panels and parts. I could plainly see where rust pushed panels apart by 1/8" or more. this in turn caused many of the mounting lugs to break off panels, where it bolted together. lots of craft type micro-welding repair to be done. here's the weld list so far:
base heater top plate cracked 3 pieces, both top mount lugs
base heater LH panel cracked 3 pieces, one mount lug, and panel in half
base heater RH panel cracked 2 pieces at mount lug
base heater divider cracked 2 pieces
rh upper door cracked
rh door frame cracked
ash pan door cracked
base heater floor pan burned out, missing center, rim cracked in 3 pieces but can be rebuilt
magazine top plate cracked into 4 pieces, 1 piece missing, we'll make that
1 piece of front side trim cracked in half
2 other mounting lugs cracked off to weld
amazing, all doors function, hinges and latches intact, one latch handle damaged. most of original glass intact but fogged up- wow.
the only pieces I see missing are, one piece of top magazine plate, round lid for baseheater top plate, one small piece of base heater floor pan divider. I intend to weld, repair, re-assemble, fire it up outside with a 20' pipe to see how it burns. try it in base heater and direct draft mode, and bypass draft open/shut. then take it from there. it would make a really cool garden or pavillion burner outside. if the previous owner had done a little preventive maintenance, it would not be all cracked. best thing to do with anything metal stored outside, is buy a quart of motor oil, and paint it inside/out with oil once a year. or even use drain oil. it won't rust then.