Glenwood 116 to Help Out Little Tiget

Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu May 04, 2017 4:19 pm

Depending on where the firepot crack is, it may be able to be welded. If not, the firepot can be recast.

Quite a few members have had Tomahawk Foundry, or Auburn Stove Foundry, recast their broken firepots.

http://www.tomahawkfoundry.com/

Paul
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Re: distracted and wandering

PostBy: Wren On: Thu May 04, 2017 7:52 pm

One grate is missing too, so I have lists growing slowly for Tomohawk and Snipatoit Road. It's a horizontal crack and open in the middle. I'll post a pic for fun. I wonder how it happened? Falling? an explosion? Yes. Distraction might be the word. It would be a shame to scrap them, though. The inside is a little yucky. I think it was used with wood. The design in the cast is nice.
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu May 04, 2017 9:14 pm

Sometimes cast iron cracks from high localized heating because of residual stresses left in the iron from how the casting was poured and cooled at the foundry. I'm not sure how well they knew about heat treating and stress relieving of metals back then.

In my business, we see the same with cast iron parts on early cars that were built about the same time as these stove.

Paul
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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: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Sat May 06, 2017 1:59 pm

Well, at least I didn't smash it up(this time). But the U.S is a long way away.

Reading posts on water coils. Wish I had started reading, oh, 35 years ago or so. But better late than never.
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: joeq On: Sat May 06, 2017 2:09 pm

Wow Jen, that looks repairable to me. Find yourself an experienced (cast iron) welder locally, and have them give it a try. Bet they wouldn't charge too much to fill it in.
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Sat May 06, 2017 4:26 pm

Lol! It's a photogenic crack! Looks worse in person.
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon May 08, 2017 8:57 am

I hope all that lumpy-looking area on the firepot is refractory cement and not badly heat damaged cast iron. If it's the iron that is that far gone, then repairing that by welding is going to be quite the challenge. :o

Then, in that case, recasting would be the way to go. But that pot is going to need some Bondo work to get it ready to use as a casting pattern. If you don't have anyone familiar with working with plastic autobody fillers, you might want to take it to an autobody shop to get that done.

Paul
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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: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Mon May 08, 2017 1:44 pm

!!!!! There's a thought. Definitely some cement there but the crack does go in three directions and is actually worse than the photo shows.
I may be off my beat, but I have developed a passion/ compassion for coal stoves because I step out of my room into a beautifully warm house in the morning, (we had a blizzard today) and I can't stand to see a coal stove neglected or scrapped.
I think I have found a welder who will look at it, but since I have the Glenwood, there is no rush to mend anything.
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Mon May 08, 2017 7:30 pm

I hope it's allowed, but here's an unusual thing for sale up here.
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue May 09, 2017 9:47 am

Yeah, you got a case of stove-itis. Welcome to the asylum. :lol:

Paul
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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: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Tue May 09, 2017 4:56 pm

Must save them all.... Along with all the wonderful values and cozy family homes conjured into my mind by the sight of even a badly smacked up piece of cast iron. We may need an antique foundling hospital.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Tiger 130, Glenwood 116
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: joeq On: Tue May 09, 2017 10:39 pm

Jen, you may not want to hear this, but remember.....it's OK to say "NO", sometimes. you will be forgiven. :lol:
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Wed May 10, 2017 12:33 pm

Lol. Don't worry. Only the Tiger was offered. The rest are more self initiated rescue missions, little ones. Iron responds so much more readily to care than humans!!!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Tiger 130, Glenwood 116
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Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Wed May 10, 2017 12:33 pm

Lol. Don't worry. Only the Tiger was offered. The rest are more self initiated rescue missions, little ones. Iron responds so much more readily to care than humans!!!
Wren
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Tiger 130, Glenwood 116
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Drolet woodstove, gas

Re: Glenwood 116 to help out little Tiget

PostBy: Wren On: Sat May 27, 2017 7:42 pm

Read through all the news. Sad about animals. Our cat Pekoe is sick too and I've taken three ticks off dogs. Must get the Revolution. So much rain, will be bad here for ticks. I'm getting old someone else is mowing the lawn now.
The Glenwood is an excellent non toxic spider eliminator. Haven't used it in a while, have used Tiger on cold days. Thinking of relocating Glenwood to basement and then the whole house could be cooked and maybe not so hot upstairs. That or find a bigger house.
Lots to be done over summer. Hope we all enjoy/ complete all our summer projects.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Tiger 130, Glenwood 116
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