Crane 404 find

Crane 404 find

PostBy: alpineboard On: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:10 pm

I jumped at this CL find, 200 mile round trip, 3:30 am departure, $75 cash. The seller said he was the original purchaser and every thing was there and in good shape. It was all there and in good shape. I asked how many seasons did he burn. He replied he bought it in 1984 and used it 2 seasons with a max of 2 ton per season. I asked how hot he would fire it, he replied 350 to 400. I said very good. I easily lifted the fire pot out in about 30 seconds. Every thing was there and looked good. I got it home and brushed the cob webs off, here are the pictures, I am going to clean it up and burn it this winter. Bottom line is , it was a very good day.

The back wall baffle (removable) blocks some of the exhaust, but it creates a swirl while exhaust enters the baffle from both sides.
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rear view 404, the one and only worldwide picture...>
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wash/dry, totally clean out that air vent/everything
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grates. that little nut slides in with rocker to take up slack
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Last edited by alpineboard on Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
alpineboard
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 600
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 202
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman HXL, Crane 88, Crane 404
Other Heating: Solar

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:18 pm

Congrats on the getting the Crane!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:25 pm

Good buy,nice stove for a very good price !!
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:31 pm

Wow, a very fine day indeed. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:00 pm

Nice find AB. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: coalfan On: Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:11 pm

ditto ! very good find !!!
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:46 pm

Nice score AB! If you want to use a blower Doug Crane of Crane Stoves can answer any and all questions about your stove, or you can simply block the opening and run her quiet. :shh:
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:23 am

That is quite the score. Depending on where you live might want see if DCrane wants to cast up some fire boxes if yours in perfect shape. The molds no longer exist or at least can not be found and a replace costs a really big number.
ddahlgren
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:32 am

"DCrane" hasen't been on since May 12, 2015. :wtf: Come on DC, ya got your own thread!
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: alpineboard On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:19 pm

I used an orbital sander peel/stick 120 grit, and a good stainless wire brush to clean it up, amazing what a can of spray does to make the old and weary , into a young and vibrant stove again. This is almost ready for the great room in the Hilton penthouse.
I was going to remove the window screens, but only 2 screws were removable, the others, I knew any more torque and I would be popping the heads off, and then have to drill and tap, so I decided, if it aint broke , do not fix it. and don't break it trying to....
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Last edited by alpineboard on Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
alpineboard
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 600
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 202
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman HXL, Crane 88, Crane 404
Other Heating: Solar

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: coalfan On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:27 pm

lookin real good ab!!
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:29 pm

coalfan wrote:lookin real good ab!!

I fully agree on that. :up:
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: coalfan On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:43 pm

lol i figured you would !!!now you can give him some tips on the cookin aspect to !!!
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:31 pm

My wife is the cook,i am the one who tends the stove.It is a good stove to do some cooking on,just takes more watching of the food than a regular stove &/or a coal range would.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Crane 404 find

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:37 pm

Nice paint job, don't forget to fire her up outside to burn off the paint fumes. ;) I think a couple wood fires will work. Keep those window screens, they're not just for looks they protect the glass as well and if by chance you still don't like 'em there are a few 404 owners you could send them to.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace