Wings Best is home

Wings Best is home

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat May 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Complete with a fake light for the summer. God bless you Wilson Skip. My world is now complete. Now my incredibly boring summer life can continue and I can dream of winter. I will hook the Hitzer out in Sept and install it, easy. Can't wait.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat May 17, 2014 7:12 pm

Looks great!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat May 17, 2014 7:34 pm

It's about darn time. The stove looks excellent. The resemblance to a Glenwood is remarkable. You are going to be very pleased with this stove. Just remember to open the doors and windows when you light it for the first time. That paint is going to smoke quite a bit.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
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Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: KLook On: Sat May 17, 2014 8:20 pm

I was going to comment about the bottom door being crooked......but I knew it was to perfect for that and knowing you....... :lol: Then I blew it up and realized it is slightly open. That is a beauty for sure. Enjoy.

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:05 pm

Wow, sure is purty.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:08 pm

It was great to meet both you and Skip today, and give a bit of a hand loading your beautiful stove. It was great to finally meet a couple of fellow Nepacrossroads members.

My wife and I stayed till about 2PM, having seen about every base heater he owns, plus his wonderful house and carriage shed - reminds me of our place! It's amazing how many base heaters he's collected and the similarities between the different manufacturers.

He's got the Crawford No. 2 and all the trim pieces he had to replace the missing ones fit perfectly! We still need the front trim piece and a small piece of the top rim (broken away).

Hopefully he'll be able to get it done by the end of the Summer.

We both really look forward to a return trip.

He's pumped about the Glenwood 50 I'm getting - he eventually will restore it, and we plan to extend the barrel in height a bit (6-8 inches?)

I'll call Emery soon to check up on the Crawford No. 3. Hopefully he's made some progress on it.

Chris
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6, Crawford No.2 & 3, Hub Heater 115, City Glenwood 12
Other Heating: Oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood S & A Stewart etc
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 6 , Acme Carbon, Hub Heatr

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:49 pm

Wings Best... Supposedly the Glenwood Baseburner that remedied the lower pan issue and beefed up construction of the Glenwood 6/8 and called it a Wings Best :clap: Greats on a very rare stove my friend... cant wait to see her fired up!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: Pancho On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:55 pm

That's frickin' awesome.
I wish I could go back today and kick around more.

BEAUTIFUL stove ya got.

This fall should be bangin' for 'new stove fire-up' pics. :up:
Pancho
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun May 18, 2014 1:13 am

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It's about darn time. The stove looks excellent.


Well William it's thanks to you that I got to this point, you have been an inspiration. I need to watch all your Youtube offerings again as now I am sure there is no cure for the dreaded BB disease. Please tell me that the bowler hat and Victrola are optional for full membership of this exclusive society, I mean a man has to have limits. As I was salivating over Skips other stoves a recurring theme from him was that base heaters are just different in how they perform. Yes Doug, you sure know your stoves. That is why I marginally preferred the Wings (geez, it's heavy) but that 24" height to the bottom of the breach was the real clincher. The Glenwood is a fine stove. Just remember, do not to drop one on it's base. More pics coming this fall but one interesting note, The refractory lining is or at least looks like, bricks. Skip is a master stove builder.

Finally of course, thank you Skip for your patience and expertise.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun May 18, 2014 4:44 am

Congrats CN. I'm sure your going to get many years of warmth and enjoyment from it !!!!!

Looks even better than when I last saw it. I'm guessing by the shiny black finish, Wilson put a good coating of Thermolux on it ?

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 is home

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun May 18, 2014 4:49 am

dcrane wrote:Wings Best... Supposedly the Glenwood Baseburner that remedied the lower pan issue and beefed up construction of the Glenwood 6/8 and called it a Wings Best :clap: Greats on a very rare stove my friend... cant wait to see her fired up!



Doug,
Wilson has a bullet-proof cure for those cast iron GW #6 lower pans. ;) Mine's been bounced and skidded a few times on it's new, plate steel belly pan. It's now stronger than a Bahia road rally car's skid plate ! :D

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 is home

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun May 18, 2014 5:06 am

Lookin' good! Thanks for sharing.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun May 18, 2014 7:30 am

That is one fine looking stove!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: Photog200 On: Sun May 18, 2014 7:55 am

Beautiful stove! (wiping the drool from my chin)

Randy
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Wings Best is home

PostBy: Merc300d On: Sun May 18, 2014 10:11 am

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Congrats on bringing her home. I could nt resist posting this pic when I saw yours. This was also one of Skips. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine. Bring on old man winter
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