Wings Best comparison

Wings Best comparison

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:38 pm

OK, lets talk shop.

what are the stoves that are comparable, in coal holding capacity, heat out put, construction quality etc., with the Wings Best ? i'm also looking for fire pot size and other facts on the Wings.

i'm looking at lots of stoves and this is the one comparison i haven't gotten done yet.

thanks,
steve
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

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Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: stovehospital On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:29 pm

The Wing's and the Glenwood #6 are the same size. You can even trade some parts between them. The #6 Herald is the same size but slightly different enough so parts do not interchange. The Herald #116 is slightly smaller and takes a different grate system. MY #6 Herald takes two hods of coal at a time. Probably about 40 pounds. The wing's is similar. Household also made a #6 and #8 base heater . these, even though the number is the same, are larger. They are also heavier.
All these companies were on the same street in Taunton and you know, when you look at the stoves, that they peeked in each others windows.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 250 stoves in barns
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Herald baseheater

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:49 pm

thank you very much sir, that's exactly what i needed to know and what i kind of suspected.
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: KingCoal On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:40 pm

what owner user can tell me how much coal their GW #6 can hold ?

thanks,
steve
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:51 pm

Was not there a Great write up on everything on the GW No. 6 already by a Senior Member here?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: KingCoal On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:14 pm

yes, but having gone thru 50+ ( out of 170+ ) pages of posts and not running into that thread i gave up. ;)
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: KingCoal On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:16 pm

here it is, Glenwood Baseheater-Specs, Photos and Performance, gives capacity as 60-70 #'s which is what i estimated in the "fire pot" thread.

that would be a good deal more than a Herald #6 then. i would really like to know if the Wings holds the same as the GW #6.
Last edited by KingCoal on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:20 pm

wsherrick was the member... And GW no.06 was in the title... Need more?

Sorry I cannot link...I am now mobile.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: KingCoal On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:23 pm

you must have been typing while i was hitting the send button. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:54 am

Sorry I wasn't more help at the time...but none the less you ended up finding it. :)



Glenwood Baseheater-Specs

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat May 22, 2010 5:44 pm
Even though I have already posted a lot about my Glenwood No. 6 Baseburner, I have been asked to do a more detailed description of it for further examination. It is therefore, my pleasure to do so. If I have skipped anything important let me know. Last fall I bought a two story log house up in the Pocono's of PA. I needed a stove to heat the house during the cold winters up here. I decided to buy a Glenwood Baseheater. I originally wanted a No. 8 but the stove dealer didn't have one at the moment so I bought the next size down which is a No. 6. I wanted the best, most efficient stove I could afford and the Glenwood fit the bill. After a winter spent with it I firmly believe I couldn't have spent my money any better. The Glenwood cost $2000, a price that is not much different than most new stoves on the market. My Glenwood was manufactured in June of 1909.
SPECIFICATIONS
Floor to top of Stove Body (not counting finial): 48"
Base: 24"X 24"
Flue Collar: 6' round, 29" height from floor
Baseheating tubes: 30" circumferance
Base heating heat exchanger in bottom of stove: 48" TOTAL HEATING SURFACE: 27 Feet
Grates: 12"
Grate Type: Rotating triangluar bars- 4 total
Firepot: 11" deep, Top diameter, 16" FIREPOT CAPACITY: 60-70 pounds
Barrel diameter: 16"
Combustion chamber (area above fire): 16"X 32"
Weight: God only knows
Coal sizes: Stove or Nut size
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: zdatstove On: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:57 am

Hi Everyone, what a great post!
I have been searching for all the information I can find and so far this has been the best information.
I am looking at an old Wings Best no.116
It has a bit of corrosion around main barrel back exhaust...
Two of the grates are broken - before this post I could not find a picture of what they should look like or what they were called.
I am at least attempting to cleanout disassemble.
It may never come together as a functional piece but perhaps will be just a showpiece.
Anyone around still to advise?
I am digging out ash today (its been sitting for decades). It seems to have the cement liner but appears to be cracking- not sure if I can take main barrel off base without everything breaking apart but am taking this in small steps...will seek some family members next to help heave this thing out of corner so I can get some room to work on it.
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Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:46 am

Welcome aboard! :)

You came to the right place. ;)
There are plenty members with all types of knowledge and skills working with your style stove.

It can be a little slow during this season but sooner or later someone will be along and reach out to you. Until then how about some pictures of your project as you move forward with progress.

Be sure to check back in regularly. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: dhansen On: Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:57 pm

Wilson of Wilson's Wood Stoves in MA knows rebuilds the Wing's Best stoves as do several other stove shops in this region. Wilson's phone number is: 508-763-8941. He can help you sort it out.

We'd all like to see photos if you can put some up. Much easier to speculate on the chances of saving it if we can see what you are working with. Wing's best is a great stove. Well worth the effort to save it.
dhansen
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No.6 and No.116

Re: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:16 pm

Welcome.
As mentioned, member Wilson, of Wilson's Woodstoves (his screen name) can help. I know he can supply new grate bars. I've seen them in the Wings Best 116 I almost bought from him.

The Wings Best 116 was competition to the Glenwood #6, and Harold, base heaters and very well made.

There have been a number of posts about that stove in the past two years. If you put "wings best" in the search box you'll come up with a lot of info and pix.

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: Wings Best comparison

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:25 pm

Yep, two winters into a WB, great stove.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
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