Pictures of your stove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:01 pm

artguy wrote:Here's a picture of my newly acquired antique Parlor Stove. It is a Reading Stove Works Brilliant Sunshine.
I can not tell if this has been restored or not, but the finishes look to be original, and the unit seems to be complete.
The porcelain only has a couple small chips. The nickel plating that I just polished out is in great condition and now shines bright.
It would be great to obtain more information about this unit, as I have found very little through my research.
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Hi artguy and welcome to the forum.
You could start a new thread on: Hand Fired Coal Stoves and get many answers to your questions and lot of comments.
BTW you got a very nice stove. Many parts of it are same as on my Golden Bride.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Boots On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:23 pm

wow,that is beautiful.
Boots
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6 In the basement........
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Vangellis On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:44 pm

Olix Air-Flo Wood/Coal stove bought in the mid 1980's. Not manufactured anymore, but a great stove.


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Kevin
Vangellis
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Olix Air Flo
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: Hudson Wood/Coal Burning


Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:25 pm

Kevin, that's a great looking stove! It looks like it can seriously crank out some heat.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Greggorrio On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:51 pm

On the eve of the pending frigid weather I thought I'd just drop a quick hello. The temp here in SW PA is to drop to 3 degrees tonight and a high of 10 Tuesday! Now that's COLD!

On this MLK holiday, I find myself doing paperwork cozied-up to our Harman TLC-2000 coal stove in the garden room. As a kid I remember Grandma & Granpap burning coal in their furnace and their cook stove in the kitchen. Uncle Leo and Grandpap would discuss the price of coal per ton, the quality or grade, and when Leo would deliver it to their coal bin in the basement.

Those old company houses had no insulation, except for the newspapers stuffed in the wall cracks. However, coal kept them warm and sometimes so hot the windows were open a crack to keep us all from roasting.

I've been burning hard coal (anthracite) in all my homes except when I lived in Ligonier borough. Many people are finding the benefits of burning clean hard coal rewarding. It requires some work, but the cozy toasty home is well worth it.

Bundle up, stay inside if you can and take care.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Frytown On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:54 pm

New motor. DC leaked over summer. Motor lasted till about a week ago. Gotta watch out for that next time I shut down. Powder coated base and various other parts never have to worry about them rusting one bit. Wish I would have had more stuff coated mainly the body after we got the DC flange welded on.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1957 Axeman Anderson 130 to FHA
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:57 pm

At least your AA130 has the extended coil mount...it probably just needed the bolts snugged when the boiler cooled.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Arcoal / American Radiator Coal boiler - shaker tool

PostBy: Bobobuoy On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:42 am

Dan, I see on your very cool looking parlor boiler that it has the same triangular shaped shaker mechanism that I have on my little American Radiator Model No. 50 coal water heater.. But I don't have the correct tool to put on the triangular shaker rod..

Does anyone know where I might be able to get the tool with the triangle grabbing shape? I'd sure appreciate it, I hate abusing it with pliers..

Thanks !

Bob
Bobobuoy
 
Coal Size/Type: mostly Pea
Other Heating: American Radiator Co. Model 50

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Short Bus On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:25 am

I needed to grab a triangle once, heated a piece of pipe up hit it with a hammer a few times and then it was a trangle, welded on handle and all good.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Bobobuoy On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:44 am

To Short Bus,

That's pretty much exactly what I've been thinking of doing, since I started grabbing it with pliers, which don't work very well.. But it would be cool to own the right/original tool for the job, if it's not too expensive.. I'll probably bang a piece of pipe or another tool into the right shape meanwhile though.. Great forum !
Bobobuoy
 
Coal Size/Type: mostly Pea
Other Heating: American Radiator Co. Model 50

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Short Bus On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:57 pm

Stock stuff and the original tools are fun to have.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:47 am

Check Ebay. Put in Coal Stove Shaker Handle and you'll get some hits. They are a bit pricy but bet if you bid what you want to pay, you could probably get it. Better than pliers chewing up the post.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310 this summer
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:07 am

Yeah check E-bay antique stoves. There lots of them. Mine are Glenwoods, cast iron and look like Model T starters. ;)

PS: That old Olix Air Flow looks like a real tank! Nice.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: wawrd1 On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:15 am

Wood / coal boiler. Burning a mix of Ohio bit coal and hardwoods. 24 hour burn times heating 3600SQ/FT plus the basement and domestic water for family of 4.
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Other Heating: Natures Comfort 325G Outdoor wood/coal boiler

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:18 am

Before AM shake down/top off--I might even do a glass cleaning today--glass is in it's 4th season---who gives a crap---74* here at the old homestead. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix