Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Pancho On: Thu May 15, 2014 8:50 pm

She's home and waiting for my woodstove to call it a year (and a career) and I'll get it installed and photo document it for you guys.

It was a loooooooooong two days driving to Massachusetts and back but it was well worth the trip. Thanks to Wilson of Wilson's Woodstoves for an incredible stove as well as his fine packaging skills stuffing it into a minivan and his fine hospitality.....I only wish I had more time to spend at his place and the surrounding area(s).

Thanks again Wilson.
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu May 15, 2014 8:54 pm

:clap: :rockon: :cheers:
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PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 15, 2014 9:21 pm

HA... its about time one of you guys had to lump your azz way up to Ma. toothy Its usually us having to drive wayyyyyy out yonder to get good coal prices :mad:

Im sure it will be worth the trip... cant wait to see it fired up this fall :clap: GG
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Pancho On: Thu May 15, 2014 11:05 pm

dcrane wrote:HA... its about time one of you guys had to lump your azz way up to Ma. toothy Its usually us having to drive wayyyyyy out yonder to get good coal prices :mad:

Im sure it will be worth the trip... cant wait to see it fired up this fall :clap: GG


And what a drive it was. I don't know why they put Massachusetts so far away but they did. :annoyed:

Plenty of pics will be coming soon. I wish I had more time to take pics while there but I was a bit of a wreck after 13hrs of driving....wasn't the clearest thinking fella but it all worked out.

OH....sorry about your Bruins. :P
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri May 16, 2014 5:35 am

Congrats !

Glad to see you finally got it. I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to pick it up. Thought I'd wait a "respectful time" and then make Wilson an offer for it. :D

Can't really tell in photos, but I'll bet you were impressed when you saw it up close. It's a real beast isn't it ? :shock: Hope you didn't get hurt moving it !

Yup, we want an official birth announcement for your new "baby". After your rested up from the long labor of delivery, :D we're waiting for lots of pictures, measurements, capacity, all the juicy info. :D

Paul
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri May 16, 2014 6:44 am

Yeeessss, well done. :D

I pick up my Wings Best tomorrow and to think I am bitching about a 4 hour drive. I'm leaving the wife home just in case some other treasures overwhelm my good sensibilities (which are not so good around coal stoves). My stove looked small besides yours. I reminded Shelley that all I am going to spend is our tax refund money. She reminded me we did not even get a tax refund this year. David (dlj) cautioned me that I do not even have a use for a base burner.... they are all a bunch of killjoys. Skip (this is the name he prefers ... come on guys) has a medium sized house with 14 stoves. He has inspired me to try greater things. Some people are leaders of men ... some followers.

I don't know why they put Massachusetts so far away but they did. :annoyed:


Be grateful.

Errumm, who are the Bruins?

Hey, Skip, I saw the 8 when I was up there ... nice prep job... I'm excited.
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Merc300d On: Fri May 16, 2014 7:24 pm

Looks like another satisfied owner. It seems like it cleaned up nicely. What did you do to it. Just polish.
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri May 16, 2014 8:29 pm

I'm thinking Wilson worked his magic on it. ;)

It sure didn't look as nice when I saw it back in March.

As is, I'd a still loved to have taken it home, . . if Poncho hadn't already bought it ! The lucky dog ! :D

Paul
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri May 16, 2014 8:57 pm

Remember Sunny, he who hesitates loses does not end up in the divorce court for wasting the family fortunes.
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat May 17, 2014 8:14 am

coalnewbie wrote:Remember Sunny, he who hesitates loses does not end up in the divorce court for wasting the family fortunes.


Too late with that advice on both counts. :D

Paul
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:22 pm

Glad you got it home.. I too just had a 'road trip'. I bought a VW TDI Sportwagen in Hartford CT.
I got up Tuesday morning at 3:45, after trying to sleep since midnight. Got on a flight to BDL via BWI. Arrived at 11am.

I picked up the 'new' Sportwagon, and drove into NYC. I know everyone knows I hate cities, and hate NYC worse than any other city. It's not 'the big apple'. It's 'the big toilet bowl'.. and it's full of what toilet bowls get filled with.
But, there were two Pierce Arrow cars I had seen photos of, and I wanted to see them in person.

So I went and looked at the cars, dealing with NYC, traffic etc. I left NYC at 7pm.

I drove on I-80 through the night, caught a short nap just inside the Pa/Ohio border. Bought fuel and then caught another nap before stopping in Solon Ohio to pick up some Pierce parts at 8am. Then through Cleveland and on back home to Michigan.

The total mileage was around 875, average fuel MPG: 44.5, average speed: 70mph. Time since real sleep in a real bed: 34 hours, with roughly 3 hours of 'nap time' in the front seat of the Jetta in a rest area. I stayed awake until 10 pm wednesday night, then went to bed.. slept till 7:30 am.. 9:30 hrs of sleep.. I guess I was tired ? :shock:

The 'new' car is wonderful, I'll fix the few items it needs. It will last me for 5-8 years. 100-200K miles I think.

Pancho: glad you got it home, that's a big stove.. How about a 'selfie' of you and the stove?? Just for size comparison?

Greg L
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Pancho On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:25 pm

Merc300d wrote:Looks like another satisfied owner. It seems like it cleaned up nicely. What did you do to it. Just polish.


Wilson voodoo polish magic. :)

I gotta be honest....i've seen plenty of 'black' painted stoves and they look great.....but I really like the coloring of the old school polish on bare metal.

BTW....with the No. 8 came a partial can of Blue Ribbon Grill & Stove Polish. Wilson said he bought a case of old stock back in the 70's and it was getting scarce. Welp, after some snoopin' on the intwerwebz I located an e-mail address to the company that made that product (yep, still in business). I sent them a note to see if they still produce an equivalent or if I can get the ingredients to make my own. I'll let yall know what they say.
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Pancho On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:33 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Congrats !

Glad to see you finally got it. I was beginning to wonder if you were ever going to pick it up. Thought I'd wait a "respectful time" and then make Wilson an offer for it. :D


:D ....when the opportunity knocked, I made sure that my deposit was solid enough that she wasn't goin' anywhere but back here to Michigan.....but yeah, I was wondering if I'd get out there either. Between work stuff, home stuff and then my dad wanted to tag along...all the stars had to align just right. It was a great trip though.

Can't really tell in photos, but I'll bet you were impressed when you saw it up close. It's a real beast isn't it ? :shock: Hope you didn't get hurt moving it !


YES....I knew it was a big stove....a No. 6 isn't small but I have to be honest....I didn't know if I brought enough vehicle to bring it home. It's a doozer.

[/quote]Yup, we want an official birth announcement for your new "baby". After your rested up from the long labor of delivery, :D we're waiting for lots of pictures, measurements, capacity, all the juicy info.

Paul[/quote]

I'll be snapping pics and measuring as I go. Anyone that wants/needs dimensions for documentation just post up what you want and we'll document it.

I will probably start to put it together this week (assuming it warms up a bit). I am STILL running the woodstove at night so I haven't started assembly yet. :annoyed:
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Pancho On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:46 pm

LsFarm wrote:Glad you got it home.. I too just had a 'road trip'. I bought a VW TDI Sportwagen in Hartford CT.
I got up Tuesday morning at 3:45, after trying to sleep since midnight. Got on a flight to BDL via BWI. Arrived at 11am.

I picked up the 'new' Sportwagon, and drove into NYC. I know everyone knows I hate cities, and hate NYC worse than any other city. It's not 'the big apple'. It's 'the big toilet bowl'.. and it's full of what toilet bowls get filled with.
But, there were two Pierce Arrow cars I had seen photos of, and I wanted to see them in person.

So I went and looked at the cars, dealing with NYC, traffic etc. I left NYC at 7pm.

I drove on I-80 through the night, caught a short nap just inside the Pa/Ohio border. Bought fuel and then caught another nap before stopping in Solon Ohio to pick up some Pierce parts at 8am. Then through Cleveland and on back home to Michigan.

The total mileage was around 875, average fuel MPG: 44.5, average speed: 70mph. Time since real sleep in a real bed: 34 hours, with roughly 3 hours of 'nap time' in the front seat of the Jetta in a rest area. I stayed awake until 10 pm wednesday night, then went to bed.. slept till 7:30 am.. 9:30 hrs of sleep.. I guess I was tired ? :shock:

The 'new' car is wonderful, I'll fix the few items it needs. It will last me for 5-8 years. 100-200K miles I think.

Pancho: glad you got it home, that's a big stove.. How about a 'selfie' of you and the stove?? Just for size comparison?

Greg L


Greg, I took out a Chrysler sumthin' sumthin' Caravan, averaged 24.5MPG and we were rolling 70+ at all times. The plan was to arrive, load the stove, kick around and check out all the goodies then get up and blow out at 3am(ish). Welp, due to a deer/dad accident in his T-bucket, he doesn't sleep much. So I said "when you get up, we'll go. 3am works for me".

Midnight rolls around and I hear "psssssst, you awake?....wanna go??" :shock: WELL I'M UP NOW AFTER A SOLID 2hrs OF SLEEP....WHAT THE HELL ELSE WOULD I WANT TO DO?????!?!?!?!??!. So we hit the open dusty at midnight arriving back home at 2:30 in the afternoon.

Sure, I'll do my first 'selfie'...gimme a few. I also plan on taking pics of the current stove in place with a followup of the No.8 in place for a reference. Also, I may show up with a couple empty 5gal buckets :P .....gotta cure the cement. :D
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Re: Glenwood No. 8 in da house!.

PostBy: Pancho On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:51 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Remember Sunny, he who hesitates loses does not end up in the divorce court for wasting the family fortunes.


Ya know what....I have never given those old cook stoves a thought. Never. Then I saw Wilson cooking on his....the sprockets in the old noodle started turning.

I got home and described it to my wife and how she could keep the fire lit all summer and cook with it........welp.......I won't be going to divorce court over a coal/wood fired cook stove. :mrgreen:
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