Antique Coal Stove Radiators

Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: vfw3439 On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:58 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Maybe they came up with 300-500 years because they saw how many base heaters are getting restored and put back into service ? :roll:

Or, are some of the ones saying we'll run out sooner, the same experts that, back in 1977, said we'd run out of oil in 25 years ? :D

I think "guess-timates" is a better description of what many experts do when predicting our "energy reserves".

Paul


I hear you Paul. I doubt we will run out of Anthracite in our lifetime. I wasn't planning a debate on coal reserves in Penn in this post.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fuller & Warren No. 4
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8, Crawford Tropic 112, Fuller & Warren No. 4
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Egg Size Anthracite Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8
Stove/Furnace Model: Crawford Tropic 112

Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: vfw3439 On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:03 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:VFW

That was very nice of you to loan them a stove. You knew they would be "hooked" on coal after that. :D They will like the Chubby too!

We have a neighbor spending about the same on oil every month as well. I have tried to get them to make the switch to coal from oil. For right around $1000 they could get a used stove, coal and a chimney. Their payback would be about 6 weeks and the house would be warmer. PLUS they would have some extra cash as well. I really don't understand why people are putting themselves in the poor house paying for oil, or "propain" when a very viable option is readily available in coal and the effort to use coal for heat is minimal in my eyes. Even paying Taxachusetts prices you can still save some serious money.


I helped my neighbor install the Chubby he bought last night. Attached is a photo.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fuller & Warren No. 4
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8, Crawford Tropic 112, Fuller & Warren No. 4
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Egg Size Anthracite Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8
Stove/Furnace Model: Crawford Tropic 112

Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: dhansen On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:19 pm

vfw3439 wrote:I hear you Paul. I doubt we will run out of Anthracite in our lifetime. I wasn't planning a debate on coal reserves in Penn in this post.


Sorry about the thread drift. I thought the radiator facts were fascinating. Never knew they existed. I wonder if there are any left in existence?
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: vfw3439 On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:28 pm

dhansen wrote:
vfw3439 wrote:I hear you Paul. I doubt we will run out of Anthracite in our lifetime. I wasn't planning a debate on coal reserves in Penn in this post.


Sorry about the thread drift. I thought the radiator facts were fascinating. Never knew they existed. I wonder if there are any left in existence?


I would love to see them in action. I love the thought of heating a bathroom above the parlor in the pictures. My point in posting the article was to show how the folks over 100 years ago really knew how to get all the energy they could out of coal.
I wonder what "coalcracker" would have said about this? :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fuller & Warren No. 4
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8, Crawford Tropic 112, Fuller & Warren No. 4
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Egg Size Anthracite Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8
Stove/Furnace Model: Crawford Tropic 112

Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:33 pm

vfw3439 wrote:
ONEDOLLAR wrote:VFW

That was very nice of you to loan them a stove. You knew they would be "hooked" on coal after that. :D They will like the Chubby too!

We have a neighbor spending about the same on oil every month as well. I have tried to get them to make the switch to coal from oil. For right around $1000 they could get a used stove, coal and a chimney. Their payback would be about 6 weeks and the house would be warmer. PLUS they would have some extra cash as well. I really don't understand why people are putting themselves in the poor house paying for oil, or "propain" when a very viable option is readily available in coal and the effort to use coal for heat is minimal in my eyes. Even paying Taxachusetts prices you can still save some serious money.


I helped my neighbor install the Chubby he bought last night. Attached is a photo.



Good on you twice, Chad ! ;)

And also, a big thanks for posting the stove ads and info too !

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:38 pm

dhansen wrote:
vfw3439 wrote:I hear you Paul. I doubt we will run out of Anthracite in our lifetime. I wasn't planning a debate on coal reserves in Penn in this post.


Sorry about the thread drift. I thought the radiator facts were fascinating. Never knew they existed. I wonder if there are any left in existence?


I've been checking anything cast iron stove related for many years on eBay, . . and the stove shop's websites - this is the first I've heard of them, . . . and the accessory, box-shaped back pipe's Wilson posted pictures of in another thread.

Seems there was quite an aftermarket business making stove add-ons for extracting whatever heat the stove manufacture didn't.

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:59 pm

vfw3439 wrote:I will make you a deal DJ. If we run out of Anthracite in 38 years I will buy you 5 cases of Yuengling Lager and if we don't run out you buy me 5 cases. :D


Hell man- why don't we just drink 5 cases of Yuengling Lager at a good get together... I'd hate to not be around in 38 years and miss the date!!!! Besides, what happens if we don't have Yuengling Lager in 38 years??? No, I say life is short - eat dessert first!

dj
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:16 pm

dlj wrote:
vfw3439 wrote:I will make you a deal DJ. If we run out of Anthracite in 38 years I will buy you 5 cases of Yuengling Lager and if we don't run out you buy me 5 cases. :D


Hell man- why don't we just drink 5 cases of Yuengling Lager at a good get together... I'd hate to not be around in 38 years and miss the date!!!! Besides, what happens if we don't have Yuengling Lager in 38 years??? No, I say life is short - eat dessert first!

dj


I think that is a good idea.
:cheers:
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: wilsons woodstoves On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:29 am

I have a 6 and 7or 8 of these marked rochester rad. co.
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: vfw3439 On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:48 pm

dlj wrote:
vfw3439 wrote:I will make you a deal DJ. If we run out of Anthracite in 38 years I will buy you 5 cases of Yuengling Lager and if we don't run out you buy me 5 cases. :D


Hell man- why don't we just drink 5 cases of Yuengling Lager at a good get together... I'd hate to not be around in 38 years and miss the date!!!! Besides, what happens if we don't have Yuengling Lager in 38 years??? No, I say life is short - eat dessert first!

dj


Is there ever a NEPA Crossroads get together? A big cookout or something?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fuller & Warren No. 4
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8, Crawford Tropic 112, Fuller & Warren No. 4
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Egg Size Anthracite Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood Base Heater No. 8
Stove/Furnace Model: Crawford Tropic 112

Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:20 pm

vfw3439 wrote: Is there ever a NEPA Crossroads get together? A big cookout or something?


Search for "Meet N Greet" to see some gatherings past.
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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
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: wilsons woodstoves On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:22 pm

dhansen wrote:
vfw3439 wrote:I hear you Paul. I doubt we will run out of Anthracite in our lifetime. I wasn't planning a debate on coal reserves in Penn in this post.


Sorry about the thread drift. I thought the radiator facts were fascinating. Never knew they existed. I wonder if there are any left in existence?

I am not sure if this is what you had in mind, went out in the barn this morning and sweeped the cobb webs of .so here it is hooked to an indirect draft 323 glenwood wood parlor. was not sure if it would effect the draft much.It works good,I have a mpd right after the elbow off the stove
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: PJT On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:36 pm

My GOD how much does that cat weigh Wilson?
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Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Royal Oak; Glenwood Modern Oak 116
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: wilsons woodstoves On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:52 pm

Hey PJT,the camera adds ten pounds.
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Re: Antique Coal Stove Radiators

PostBy: stovehospital On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:12 am

Check out "dumb stoves" They were placed on the second floor and the stove pipe went through the floor and through the dumb stove. They heated the second floor for nothing. Another great 1800's idea that has been lost.
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