Greetings all, hope summer is treating everyone well!
I managed to pick up an Our Glenwood 109. I didn't get a picture of the stove before I broke it down, sorry. This stove is in rough shape, but I felt compelled to save it from the grave. I know it's on the smaller side but thought it would make a good project. I was able to tear it down while waiting for my oil company to respond to an oil leak in my basement...not fun! Anyway, back to the stove. I knew it had some damage from the start but other things broke as I took it apart. My heart sank, but I am determined to put it back together. I reached out to Wilson and it seems there may be hope for this stove. For now her new home is in cardboard boxes. Once I hear from Wilson then hopefully I can get the parts to him for repair. I started to clean everything up while I have some time. I've been using a wire wheel on a drill to get the old paint off. I notice many choose to paint their stoves over polishing them. Any particular reason or just preference? I love the look of polish so I may go that route.
Be warned, this will probably be a long process with many questions! So lets get started...when I plan to put the base back together what should I use to seal everything, stove cement? There appeared to be red sealant around the base panels. I assume I also use cement to seal the front shield and clinker door as well. I'm also torn on how to treat the ash pit area, paint or leave it bare. I'm thinking paint may help protect it from corrosion.
I burned through a wire wheel and ran out of polish...to be continued.
If you search through the data base you will find I bought William Sherricks 109 and I used it a lot last winter. Really great stove, my sincere congratulations. Take your time and do it right. Super efficient and just as cute as a button. Don't forget the pics.
Thanks everyone for helping me get to this point. A HUGE thanks to Scott for putting up with my endless calls, texts and pm's and taking the time to guide me through this process. I will be sure to keep everyone up to speed on the progress...with tons of photos. We are expecting our 3rd bundle of joy any day so this thread may slow down a bit!
Not 100% sure the angle I'm seeing here TC, but here's a pic of a 111 frt face I got from Wilson. It's also where the draw center slide is, and maybe you can do a comparison? If yours has lasted this long, I'll bet it'll last another 50 years like that. But if you're apart, and would feel more comfortable changing it, you could probably get one from a member here, with spare parts....maybe.