Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

PostBy: jimbo On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:58 pm

My
Niece and her husband have a chance at a Estate heatroal stove and were told to make an offer. It is listed as wood/coal and the previous owner used it for coal.
Does anyone know any thing about this stove?
What is it worth?
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Re: Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:19 pm

They were made 1905 or so until the mid '40s, they do burn coal well if all the parts are there. I saw a nice one on craigslist for $375 (seemed cheap for a beautiful antique). They are very attractive and well made but I don't think it would heat a whole house, a few rooms maybe.
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Re: Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

PostBy: jimbo On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:45 pm

attempting to heat a single story house with 900 sf. it is coming out of a old 9 room farm house.
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Re: Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:44 pm

My buddy heats his garage with a Estate Heatrola No. 5D. Its 30 x 40. I think he burns nut. Said I could have it when he gets a stoker for his garage.

Here's one on craigslist in Rhode Island


http://providence.craigslist.org/clt/819458181.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:10 pm

jimbo wrote:attempting to heat a single story house with 900 sf. it is coming out of a old 9 room farm house.


It might just do 900'. There is a formula for grate size to BTUs, maybe someone will chime in with it.
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Re: Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:00 pm

Here is one on ebay a little far for you any of the old heatrola will throw the heat out they are heat machines I have
burned several different models over the years Most of them are two or three piece cast iron section rings style you have to make sure they are sealed good use furnace cement between each section some have bolts and nuts that hold them together make sure they are tight when the cast Iron heats up they will exspand As far as heating 900 sq ft I don't think

you will have any problems with it heating the house Most of the time you will get 12hr burn time on a load
depending on how hard you are burning on a low burn you should get 24hr's Most where design to burn Nut or stove size
coal They do put the heat out And some parts for some models are still available for The Estates here are a few links for parts I would say try it out if it works for you great if not sell it and buy something else Look on Ebay Craigslist There are always coal Units forsale Good luck and keep warm also look for warm morning heatrola stoves they really heat and work
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Re: Any one hear of Estate heatrola #4c?

PostBy: hoosierboy On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:15 am

You asked this question almost two years ago. But only now have I have discovered this website.

I grew up with an Estate Heatrola. We lived in a small farming community about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

There may have been different models of the stove but the one I got to know so well stood about five feet high. The stove itself was encased in a decoratively styled steel enclosure with a grill top on which one could place any object for warming. We used it to heat bricks we then wrapped in towels and took to bed with us to keep our feet warm. We slept in a virtually unheated upstairs.

The grates were shaken with a handle on the front of the stove under which was a door that swung open so you could access and remove the ash pan for emptying.

We only had three rooms downstairs and the stove was our only source of heat. So it was the dominate piece of "furniture" in the house and certainly the most important. My job as a kid was to make sure we had a "night chunk" big enough to last all night. We burned both wood and coal. I also carried out the ashes a lot of times.

Nothing ever went wrong with that stove and I have wished many times my parents had kept it. But as is the case with so many things, they are never fully appreciated until many years later.

Anyway, I would be interested to know if you still know of this stove.
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