Pictures of your stove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: leoncoal On: Fri May 30, 2008 8:07 am

Hi Scott,

The piece where "Falkirk" is written on is loose, and deeper in you can see a fine grid, which covers the ash pan. The ash pan (also cast iron) lifts out upwards using the tool provided (which also lifts the plates etc).
Someone told me the "Falkirk" piece can stand upright, which then covers the open grid area. I haven't tried it but from the picture it looks plausible.

Regards
Leon
leoncoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Beckers 385
Stove/Furnace Model: Falkirk Union

Esse Autovector

PostBy: leoncoal On: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:28 am

Hi,

I hope you guys don't mind me posting all my stoves here. I have a soft spot (like I guess most of you). What I like is the ancient male desire to make fire, combined with the intelligence of doing so in the most efficient manner, and my love of "systems". Although in SA I doubt if I'll find the kind of setup that most of you have in your basements, I would've loved having one. I've often worked out a complete system in my head, for my ficticious next house with a basement!

Anyway, here are some pictures of another space heating stove I have in my garage and almost forgot about. I took it out and made a test fire in it this weekend, because we are remodelling the hearth where I originally wanted to put it. Unfortunetely that project has gotten out of hand cost-wise, and now a more modern looking (read= wood burning) stove is really what is called for to have a contemporary look. The one I was looking at went up in cost from R9700 to R12700 in about a week, (about $1300 to $1670) so I may have a chance to use this one yet!

This is an Esse Autovector 30 (there was also a 50). It is hopper fed from the top, and has a thermostatically controlled vent. The outer convection body (also cast iron - this stove is very heavy) is enamelled in a kind of brown / orange. The same colour enamel was found on many Rayburn & Esse stoves - the ones that are most common in old SA homes as far as I can tell. I don't know how old it is, but I often guess 1st world war! for things looking like this. Esse has been making stoves since 1854, and started in Scotland.

I paid R300 for it ($40) and had to install new glass. This was difficult since the threads on the screws were worn out. I had it retapped and carefully mounted the glass. Yesterday it seems to work just fine! From the pics you can see that it's full of paint spots and dust that will be cleaned if it ever gets installed again.

Regards
Leon
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Stove/Furnace Make: Beckers 385
Stove/Furnace Model: Falkirk Union

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:23 pm

Heres a picture of my Keystoker 90 DV . Finally came in, and now I can stare at it all summer ! Goodbye oil man...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent


Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:26 am

Here is the stove I just bought to put in my living room. I know most of you like modern stoves, but I have a passion for the antique ones and believe it or not-these things are extremely practical to use. The only disadvantage is that the old stoves are not super air tight, therefore; one must have a pipe damper. I bought this stove from the Barnstable Stove Company in Mass. They are friendly, helpful and accomodating people.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:34 am

Wow!!...I'm not into ornate/Victorian style things but that is too pretty a stove to mess up with coal! :lol: (You should put that in a large safe deposit box)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:36 am

I'd burn coal in that baby any day. Just make sure you know what you are doing...safety first. :)
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:16 pm

Devil5052 wrote:Wow!!...I'm not into ornate/Victorian style things but that is too pretty a stove to mess up with coal! :lol: (You should put that in a large safe deposit box)


Thank you. I'm glad you like it. Even though it looks dainty, this is a sturdy little stove. It is brick lined all around the fire pot and it has a brick arch to improve combustion efficiency. The grate is 10" inches in diameter and the fire pot is 10" deep. I guess it will hold about 20 or 30 pounds of coal. It should kick out plenty of heat to warm my living room/dining room area. That's where we do most of our living. I can't wait for Fall to get here so I can light it up. Don't laugh but I am really excited about using it instead of the huge stone fireplace that sucked up 10 cords of wood last Winter.

I've burned coal most all of my life since I am from Tennessee originally and I have worked on steam locomotives for much of my adult life. Now that I live in PA I will experience burning Anthracite for the first time. Back home we all used Bitumenous coal.

Does anybody have any idea about how many BTU's per hour I can get out of this stove?
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:34 pm

wsherrick wrote:Thank you. I'm glad you like it. Even though it looks dainty, this is a sturdy little stove.


That stove shop sure has some purrttyy stoves!

http://www.barnstablestove.com/index.htm
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: jimbo On: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:07 pm

Put first ton of coal in basement and finished hooking up and just had to test fired the new furnace today. IIknow it is 65 degrees out tonight but I cant resist. It is like 90 degrees in here i think everything is good
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Fire Chief 700
Coal Size/Type: Stove or nut
Stove/Furnace Make: fire chief
Stove/Furnace Model: fc700

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:14 pm

jimbo wrote:Put first ton of coal in basement and finished hooking up and just had to test fired the new furnace today. IIknow it is 65 degrees out tonight but I cant resist. It is like 90 degrees in here i think everything is good



Nice set-up & look t all those pretty bags of Blaschak! :up:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:45 am

Nice looking unit. What is the second vent pipe entering the chimney?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: New keystoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:56 am

cozmo469 wrote:Here are a few pictures of my Keystoker that I installed a week ago. Works great.


Does that stove vent out the back through the fan attached to the stove? It looks like a 4 inch pipe much like a pellet stove set up.
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Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: jimbo On: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:02 pm

My furnace vents out through a 6 inch pipe into a clay lined chimney. Have found a local dealer in my home town that is stocking Kimmels coal in 50 pound bags. The grand opening for the new store is this Saturday 7-12. I am going to go see them and see what they are for a ton of it. Not sure how good kimmels is I guess I will find out. i did a search and see some good and so bad reports.
We also have Amish that bag and sell it but not sure of where they get it from.
jimbo
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Fire Chief 700
Coal Size/Type: Stove or nut
Stove/Furnace Make: fire chief
Stove/Furnace Model: fc700

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: ablumny On: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:16 pm

Short of completing a few cosmetic tasks, I got my DVC-500 finished today. Coal bin is done, stove is ready to fire. I'm ready. Just filled my oil tank, $4.36/gallon, $955! hope not to have to do that too many more times.

Im wondering about doing a test fire. Any suggestions? I'll have 3 tons of coal by the end of July.
Also, whats the purpose of having the bottom of the outside tee open?


thx
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: ScottD On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:40 pm

OK, here are the pics of my coal stoves. First let me tell you, I have not burned coal a day in my life. Second, I have burned only wood in my antique stove not knowing it was a combo wood/coal stove. Lastly, without this forum and all of it's great contributers, I would not have bought my main stove (Alaska Hearth) or revived my antique stove. Thanks to all. Note the surface rust on my antique stove is only from the last 8 months or so and is totally superficial considering I took it from it's home about 8 years ago after being in it's original spot for the last 120 years!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth Stoker