Difference Between Florence #153, #154, #155..?

Difference between Florence #153, #154, #155..?

PostBy: fig On: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:12 am

Does anyone know? Just trying to get some details.
fig
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Round Oak 1917 Door model O-3
Other Heating: woodstock fireview, enviro omega
Stove/Furnace Make: Propane


Re: Difference between Florence #153, #154, #155..?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:36 pm

They are the same stoves except that the models with the higher number is the larger stove. If you can get a Florence Hot Blast in good condition. Buy it. They are among the most efficient stoves ever made for Bituminous Coal.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Difference between Florence #153, #154, #155..?

PostBy: fig On: Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:05 pm

Didn't buy it. Functionally it was complete with all the fire ring and that, but cosmetically it was missing alot. It probably wouldn't have mattered since it would be going in the basement. In hindsight wish I did but I already have a round oak with all the fire ring parts and just found the missing trim rings for it. I also got all three doors, door frame,firepot, top bell and chimney adapter for $50. These are spares. Hopefully it will perform as well as the Florence. I'm 15 miles from a bituminous coal mine and itching to try it.

Btw the door frame (spare one) is still riveted to the rusted out barrel. What's the best way to remove those without damaging the door frame?
fig
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Round Oak 1917 Door model O-3
Other Heating: woodstock fireview, enviro omega
Stove/Furnace Make: Propane

Re: Difference between Florence #153, #154, #155..?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:34 pm

If it's rivets, grind the peened back sides off, so that you don't mark up the cast iron frame face and then drive them out with a pin punch. Or, carefully center punch the rivet heads and drill them out.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Difference between Florence #153, #154, #155..?

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:41 pm

I have a #77 and I love it , also a #153 , never heard of the rest.
grumpy