Moores Air Tight Heater

Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: tommy.t74 On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:40 am

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I have a Moores Air Tight Heater No. 702X. Does anyone know if this burns coal? What year it was made? Anything? Found in basement of farmhouse. Thanks for any info!
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Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:01 am

Welcome to the forum.

Most of the Moore's airtights that I've seen do burn wood or coal just as is advertised in the Craigslist ad for the stove you pictured.

Good pictures of the inside are needed to make determintions. Please post pictures of the firepot, and especially the grates.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: tommy.t74 On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:59 am

I don't know anything about the heater. I am trying to sell it, but thought maybe I should make sure that A) I'm not charging too much and B) What it actually burns for sure. I have burnt wood in it, but was told that it might also burn coal.
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Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:13 am

Yes, it should burn coal. But that front grate is very badly warped, it needs replaced and the other one needs checked for straightness.

Are there any cracks in the firepot or heat chamber? You can check this with a very bright light on the outside while looking inside the stove, or put the light inside while checking outside the firebox for light penetration. If this test is done in darkness, it will work very well.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: tommy.t74 On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:51 am

Ok. Thank you. Do you have any idea where I could get some info on this, like the year it was made, etc.?
tommy.t74
 

Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:57 am

I'm sorry to say that I don't.

If this was posted in the 'hand fired' section, it would have gotten more exposure, but I'll PM a few guys and let them know to look at this for ya.

A rough guess on your stove date would be in the 1950's range.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:10 pm

I would think more like the 1920s. The pictures of the grates are so poor that I don't know if I am looking at camera distortion or not. It looks to have the vertical air slots in the fire pot that have been sealed. They are for burning bit coal.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: KingCoal On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:18 pm

could it be that the ash chamber and the grates are simply packed full of ash. ? this could also have a bearing on the warping.

aren't those classic duplex grates that can be positioned with the "solid " faces up for wood and rotated to the "open" faces for coal ?

maybe..........?
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: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: jubileejerry On: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:19 pm

If you plan to sell the stove it will go better if the inside is cleaned as well as possible, which would also help us see what is there. I have a stove with grates like that, and as KingCoal said, it can be used for either fuel.
jubileejerry
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Wehrle Acme Sunburst 112, Hot Blast wood/coal burner
Stove/Furnace Make: Wehrle
Stove/Furnace Model: 112 Sunburst

Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: tommy.t74 On: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:52 am

Thank you all for your help on this - all is appreciated. I will clean it up better today and try to post better pics of the inside.
tommy.t74
 

Re: Moores Air Tight Heater

PostBy: Guythree On: Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:36 pm

I have a Moore's air tight heater, model 403B. It is indoors and attached to a chimney. What is safe to burn in it, wood, coal, charcoal, coke? See attached 4
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Moore's air tight 403B