Fuller & Warren Champion Oak 16

Re: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak 16

PostBy: gstephenson On: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:06 am

Hi, new user here.

I have what appears to be the same stove only #116 rather than #16. It's a bit plainer and also with no trace of chrome. I have a similar issue with one of the long grates burned in two. The others seem fine from what I can tell. Otherwise the stove is complete and I do want to get it up and burning for this coming season. So... did anyone connect with a source for grates for this stove? If worse comes to worse, I have the means to make a pattern for one but will have to find the time. Thoughts?

Thanks for any help.

Gary
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak #116

Re: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak 16

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:34 am

gstephenson wrote:Hi, new user here.

I have what appears to be the same stove only #116 rather than #16. It's a bit plainer and also with no trace of chrome. I have a similar issue with one of the long grates burned in two. The others seem fine from what I can tell. Otherwise the stove is complete and I do want to get it up and burning for this coming season. So... did anyone connect with a source for grates for this stove? If worse comes to worse, I have the means to make a pattern for one but will have to find the time. Thoughts?

Thanks for any help.

Gary


Welcome Gary.

Try sending a pm to member Wilson Mull, his screen name is "wilsons woodstoves". Or, call him at, 508-763-8941. He's been restoring antique stoves for 30 years and has a lot of parts stockpiled.

Many of these old oak stoves were copied by the competition. Sometimes the grate bars from one make of stove will interchange with another make. He might have grates for that stove, or ones that interchange.

Good hunting.

Paul
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Re: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak 16

PostBy: gstephenson On: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:04 am

Thank you Paul. I've spoken with Wilson and we'll see what he can come up with.

Thanks!

Gary
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak #116


Re: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak 16

PostBy: gstephenson On: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:16 pm

So, no one was able to come up with any existing grates. As it seemed to work for others in the forum, my resolution was to have new ones cast by a foundry. I took the good long grate and added to it using epoxy paste such that it would work as a pattern for either of the long grates. This I sent to a foundry and had two cast. The results were highly satisfactory and after some judicious grinding I now have the two new long grates in the stove in addition to the two original short ones and am back in business.

Thanks for the opportunity to use the forum.

Gary
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak #116

Re: Fuller & Warren Champion Oak 16

PostBy: D-frost On: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:46 pm

GStephensen,
'Good news' is grate! Happy you're back in business.
Cheers
D-frost
 
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