Franco Belge

Franco Belge

PostBy: snooze913 On: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:48 pm

I'm new to this forum so please excuse my ignorance. I recently obtained a Franco Belge model 10.1475 that needs some TLC and I will be installing it soon. I was wondering if this site contains a section dedicated to Franco Belge? I'd hate to be posting questions that have already been asked about Franco Belge stoves. Thanks, Dave
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Stove/Furnace Make: Reading Stoker, Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: RS-96C(Reading) 10.1475(Belge)

Re: Franco Belge

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:16 pm

The Franco Belge is hand fired stove, moving this post to that forum.

I have some knowledge of them and there are some others that do as well. Coal stoves are not all that complicated and most question apply to everyone. Ask Away...
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Re: Franco Belge

PostBy: beemerboy On: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:11 pm

snooze913 wrote:I'm new to this forum so please excuse my ignorance. I recently obtained a Franco Belge model 10.1475 that needs some TLC and I will be installing it soon. I was wondering if this site contains a section dedicated to Franco Belge? I'd hate to be posting questions that have already been asked about Franco Belge stoves. Thanks, Dave


I have parts for a FB 10-275 for sale. If you need grates etc. I'm not 100% sure that would fit but with a tape measure we could find out.

If you are interested you could PM me off list and maybe we could work something out.
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Re: Franco Belge

PostBy: snooze913 On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:17 am

Thanks for the help. Right now it looks like I need some glass for the door and a new gasket for the door as well. My Father in Law gave me the stove and is looking for the knob on the side that controls the damper? I am in the process of cleaning everything and should have an idea soon if I need anything else. There is a store nearby (Stoves and Stuff) that should have the glass panels and gasket but I am nervous that any other parts will be hard to find. I am waiting for my Heating/Pumber to set up a day to install a power vent and the stove to the vent. My Father in law is pretty handy but I have young lads in the house and would hate to have Carbon Monoxide leaking into the home.

So I guess my concerns so far are:
Are parts readily available for Franco Belge?
Would I be better off if I can afford it buying a Reading Stove their store is only an hour away and parts should never be a problem?
I will be installing the stove in a small Ranch style home, for now I will be heating the water with oil :( My father in law said I could have problems with pipes freezing if the water in the baseboards does not circulate. I think as long as the house is well above freezing in every room all we be ok.

I have more concerns/questons but I'll stop here for brevity sake.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Reading Stoker, Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: RS-96C(Reading) 10.1475(Belge)

Re: Franco Belge

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:36 am

snooze913 wrote:Are parts readily available for Franco Belge?


That's a depends question, some dealers have them and it depends on what. The big issue with those stoves is there are plates inside that form the internal hopper. They are small stoves and many people will burn them too hot or burn them so hot that the fire makes its way up into the hopper. What happens is both the front plate and the back plate warp. Other than that the grates would be the next big problem getting replacements for.

If its in good shape now you can many years out of it especially of you don't abuse it. If you can find one cheap for extra parts then you'll be in really good shape.

I should note that this stove is not intended for full house heating. It will take most of the load but realistically you can only expect to heat a large room with it and some surrounding areas or maybe 3 average size rooms. For example if you wanted to keep a basement warm it will do that in addition to supplying some supplementary heat upstairs.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Franco Belge

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:51 am

snooze913 wrote:Thanks for the help. Right now it looks like I need some glass for the door and a new gasket for the door as well. My Father in Law gave me the stove and is looking for the knob on the side that controls the damper? I am in the process of cleaning everything and should have an idea soon if I need anything else. There is a store nearby (Stoves and Stuff) that should have the glass panels and gasket but I am nervous that any other parts will be hard to find. I am waiting for my Heating/Pumber to set up a day to install a power vent and the stove to the vent. My Father in law is pretty handy but I have young lads in the house and would hate to have Carbon Monoxide leaking into the home.

So I guess my concerns so far are:
Are parts readily available for Franco Belge?
Would I be better off if I can afford it buying a Reading Stove their store is only an hour away and parts should never be a problem?
I will be installing the stove in a small Ranch style home, for now I will be heating the water with oil :( My father in law said I could have problems with pipes freezing if the water in the baseboards does not circulate. I think as long as the house is well above freezing in every room all we be ok.

I have more concerns/questons but I'll stop here for brevity sake.

Here are a few Links to Parts for you stove there are not cheap Good luck



http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/cat ... rence.html

http://www.hearthstove.com/catalog.html
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Re: Franco Belge

PostBy: snooze913 On: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:09 am

Great info thanks again. The home I plan on using the stove in is approximately 2300 sq ft with an attached garage that will not be heated so the heated area is actually smaller. If you think the Franco Belge is too small to make this area comfortable I might consider looking at Harmon or Reading stoves (available $ will make the final decision for me). I was on their web sites and noticed most of the stoves they sell heat 1800 to 2200 sq ft. My next concern is will the finished basement be too hot to be comfortable with a larger stove? I am considering registers to help move the heat upstairs.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Reading Stoker, Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: RS-96C(Reading) 10.1475(Belge)

Re: Franco Belge

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:00 pm

I have 11 pieces of brand new glass for your stove. I had
Franco Belge stoves a few years ago but replaced them
after years of good service. I'll UPS them to you free if
you want them. Send address in a private message.

TSB
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