Stratford SC75

Stratford SC75

PostBy: cowentz On: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:05 pm

If all plans go well I will be picking up my coal stove this weekend. As some of you know I turned down a old mark II that needed a lot of work. Today a guy posted a Stratford SC75 with 3/4 ton of nut for $395. The glass, a shaker grate and the gaskets have been replaced within a year. I thought this was a good deal. What do you guys think? Also does this just burn nut, or can you burn other sizes? And does anyone know if where I can get a manual for it? Thanks!
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Re: Stratford SC75

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:54 pm

http://nepacrossroads.com/about3572.html
Other Stratford owners seem to like it.
Good stoves come along all the time, you just have to know when to grab one!
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Re: Stratford SC75

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:52 am

cowentz wrote:If all plans go well I will be picking up my coal stove this weekend. As some of you know I turned down a old mark II that needed a lot of work. Today a guy posted a Stratford SC75 with 3/4 ton of nut for $395. The glass, a shaker grate and the gaskets have been replaced within a year. I thought this was a good deal. What do you guys think? Also does this just burn nut, or can you burn other sizes? And does anyone know if where I can get a manual for it? Thanks!

You Can Burn Pea Nut Or Stove coal. Try this Place for a Manual & Parts

http://www.hearthstove.com/catalog.html
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Re: Stratford SC75

PostBy: cowentz On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:13 pm

Thanks for the replies. I picked it up today and everything is in good shape other then needing a coat of paint, and the cast piece inside the front is warped. Now I need to put up a metal chimney.
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Re: Stratford SC75

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:21 pm

cowentz wrote:Thanks for the replies. I picked it up today and everything is in good shape other then needing a coat of paint, and the cast piece inside the front is warped.


Check out this thread How does this thing work which looks like the same stove & the owner cut off the flange requiring both doors to be open at the same time.
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Re: Stratford SC75

PostBy: Millworker On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:12 pm

I inherited this stove when I moved into my house. No manual included! I have learned a lot about it, much from this forum. I am really happy with the stove, but that said, have no experience with other stove models. I have only burned nut. I would think burning anything larger would be fine, but smaller may pose a problem with it falling through the grate. I will save you a couple of head scratching moments. It is true that the ash pan door can NOT be opened unless the "fill" door is open. My best guess is that the is a safety feature to prevent over firing. The ashpan only has 3 sides, to act as a "shovel" when you put it back into the stove. A fourth side would cause damming of ash at the back of the stove. It is quite possibly the worst design in the world, so plan accordingly for a messy extraction of ash from the stove to your disposal site.
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Re: Stratford SC75

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:27 am

Millworker wrote:I inherited this stove when I moved into my house. No manual included! I have learned a lot about it, much from this forum. I am really happy with the stove, but that said, have no experience with other stove models. I have only burned nut. I would think burning anything larger would be fine, but smaller may pose a problem with it falling through the grate. I will save you a couple of head scratching moments. It is true that the ash pan door can NOT be opened unless the "fill" door is open. My best guess is that the is a safety feature to prevent over firing. The ashpan only has 3 sides, to act as a "shovel" when you put it back into the stove. A fourth side would cause damming of ash at the back of the stove. It is quite possibly the worst design in the world, so plan accordingly for a messy extraction of ash from the stove to your disposal site.

Hitzer stoves have the same design ash pans only two sides and front back is open like you said to act like a shovel
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