check control on 1930s cook stove.

check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: billshaver On: Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:02 am

on the top deck of my 1930's floydwells cook stove at the very back of the cooking surface , directly in line with the exhaust is a plate that can be moved back & forth, not the bypass around the cook box, but on the upper deck surface its acheck plate that can be open or closed, is this a form of a damper? I've installed a damper in the exhaust pipe as well & thottle it back at night before bed to slow the fire & not burn out at night, come down in the am, shake grates & add kindling & voila a fire lights up imediatly & warms the kitchen in about 1 hour, firing my logwood in the basement can keep it lit all night & no blower comes on, house it is at a 65-70 deg range, open the heat exchanger bypass &bring up temps every day to warm up & blow out the stack for about 2hs, stack tem about 300, normal opperating range about 200.I go through about 20lbs of coal per day in furnace.
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Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:47 am

on the top deck of my 1930's floydwells cook stove at the very back of the cooking surface , directly in line with the exhaust is a plate that can be moved back & forth,


Welcome to the forum.
My Andes kitchen stove has the same thing. Since I haven't restored it yet I'm not sure what it is for. I think it's to control the flow of the hot gases around the oven. I'm sure another member will know.
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Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:49 pm

Is this right before where the stove pipe is inserted in the back?

Pictures would be helpful.
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Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: billshaver On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:32 am

YES IT IS, THERE IS A SLIDE TO OPEN & CLOSE IT, REMEMBER THIS IS NOT THE BYPASS THATS INSIDE TO DIVERT THE HEAT & GASSES AROUND THE COOKBOX.
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Stove/Furnace Make: logwood 22woc
Stove/Furnace Model: 1930's floyd weels cookstove

Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:47 pm

I wonder if it's some sort of safety feature? Perhaps if the fire gets too hot you can use it with the regular dampers to starve the coal fire. Or, maybe it's an "innovative" built in damper so you didn't have to buy another one for the pipework.
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Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: billshaver On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:19 am

tahs part of what i've deduced it could be, but just thought i'd check with some of the old times on here to see wahat they'd admit to.
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Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: Dallas On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:33 am

I don't know for sure, as it's been 55 years since I've laid eyes on a cook stove. I'm wondering, if the slider you refer to, isn't to control the heat in the "warming oven", above the stove?
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Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: Dallas On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:49 am

If you want to know for sure, I'm sure a picture or a real good description, sent to these guys, would produce results.
http://stovehospital.com/
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Re: check control on 1930s cook stove.

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:38 pm

Tom, that's a great website. You can tell this is an honest hardworking guy that knows his craft.
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