radiant baseheater trial assembly

radiant baseheater trial assembly

PostBy: steamshovel On: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:44 am

I bought this for a song, in pieces. slowly have been getting it back together. did a trial assembly last weekend. the patina on it looked good, like an old gun. was tempted to leave it that way. took it back apart and started hand painting the pieces, and relined the firepot. pics with/without foot rails and trim. the windows may look bad, but most of them are still there and good. may just replace the holed or missing windows.

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:39 am

Nice:) Lookin fwd to progression pix.
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PostBy: steamshovel On: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:56 am

the hot sun outside is drying the painted parts almost instantly, and giving a baked enamel finish. they were so hot from the sun, I could not handle them without gloves.
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PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:08 am

A beautiful stove.
You need to polish it up with stove polish. If you can't afford to all the nickel at once. Just a few pieces at a time. This is a grand lady and a survivor as well so it needs to look it's best.
The mica windows are easy and inexpensive to replace.
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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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PostBy: EarlH On: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:11 pm

You'll probably just replace all the mica. It cost me about $85 for enough to do this Favorite stove of mine. It will look better once it's done. It also depends on if you're going to use it or not too I suppose. Do you have the lid for the tea kettle stand in back? There usually is a cast iron elbow as well. I might have an elbow that will fit back there, but it probably had one with some scroll work on it like you see on the bustle back under the kettle stand. It sure is a nice looking stove. How big is the firepot? Best of luck with it now.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Favorite 261, Columbian Joy A2
Coal Size/Type: Favorite-16" firepot; Columbian Joy-12"

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PostBy: steamshovel On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:29 am

the small round lid was missing, will buy a generic replacement to fit. it has the cast iron 2 piece original elbow, same internal code markings as the stove, no scrollwork. where is the best i.e. cheapest source of the mica ? I'm carefully and gently wire brushing the various castings, then cleaning them in a mild acid solution, rinsing with water. when dried in the hot sun, each part is painted both sides with high heat siliconized stove paint, black. they look good.
the best way would be sandblast everything but don't want to get into all that. I would like to fire it up when done. let me measure the firepot.
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PostBy: steamshovel On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:22 pm

the firepot size is modest. actual i.d. after relining with refractory, is 13" wide x 6" deep. the offset lower three piece grates add another 1" so total size is 13 x 7. this is a model "150" meaning 15" firepot, the firepot sizes on old stoves were fudged a bit. they often stated o.d. not i.d. in model number nomenclature, so the firepot is not as large as everyone assumes. unlined it would be 14 x 7

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by comparison, another old oak stove I relined is a model "18" but is 9" deep
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PostBy: EarlH On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:00 pm

I didn't line my firepot and this stove of mine seems fine without doing that. I don't work it hard enough to get the firepot red hot though and I'm going to get another one cast for actual use. The Keeley stove I have did get the firepot red hot pretty easily, so I did line it and that stopped that from happening. This Favorite of mine is 16" on the inside of the top rim so it's a pretty good sized stove and is large enough for my house. Measure your lid size and I might be able to help you out on that one. I can't find the spare lid I have right now, but I'll do some digging tonight or tomorrow and see if I can figure out where I put it. It won't fit my stove and I have the one for it anyway. If mine won't work, I know a guy that will probably be able to help you out. He literally has tons of stove parts as I suppose most of these stove dealers do. Ha!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Favorite 261, Columbian Joy A2
Coal Size/Type: Favorite-16" firepot; Columbian Joy-12"

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PostBy: steamshovel On: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:08 pm

there is an online source for all sorts of stove lids, pretty sure they have it, but have to measure it first.
this firepot already had 2 spots starting to rust on the i.d. where the liner was chipped off. so I lined it again. the thin layer of original red lining material is still there underneath the new liner. the original material was very thin. not much thicker than a thick coat of paint.
this new firepot lining material was left over from a 50 lb. box I had, after doing 2 other stoves. it was a lot cheaper than having a new firepot cast up with modern material.
while the firepot is only 7" deep, it has the tall magazine in the top of the stove, that probably holds as much as the firepot does.
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PostBy: steamshovel On: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:40 pm

getting the painting done. the former nickel plated parts are being chrome painted. low buck affordable approach, this can always be blasted/painted and replated in a professional restoration by someone else. I just want to get it looking decent, cracks fixed, sealed up, and in burning condition. parts are being carefully wire brushed and wire wheeled, and hand painted with a brush. it's just too hot and humid to be sandblasting, spraying paint, and making a big mess in the yard- and no time. the hot sun makes an awesome free enamel baking oven. :D

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PostBy: steamshovel On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:24 am

lots of work done and more to do. got all the doors aparts. found a few more cracked window retainers, no cracked doors thank goodness. what was once nickel plated it being chrome painted and looks presentable.

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PostBy: steamshovel On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:29 am

door after being stripped of rust, then painted

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PostBy: steamshovel On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:33 am

side doors were really rusty, all the small screws/nuts had to be torched off to get them apart

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PostBy: steamshovel On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:35 am

top castings wire wheeled, painted stove black, today will be chrome painted

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PostBy: steamshovel On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:04 pm

some finished door pieces after the stove black dries.

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