Chubby SR Teardown. RESIZED TO 640 X 800 but Still HUGE.

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Tue. Jul. 27, 2010 7:26 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Does anyone have a number for Larry? I've been calling the number on his website so I can order parts from him today but the phone just rings and rings and rings. I don't even hear an answering machine pick-up to leave a message. Although, it does go; "Beep, Beep" after about 9 rings. Is that his answering machine?

I know I sound like a moron.
Let us know if you get the parts from him or not. I waited for a long time and was given excuses so I gave up and sold the stove back to him and put in the Harman.
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Post Tue. Jul. 27, 2010 11:02 am

I tried his phone once, it was busy so I whipped off an email. Larry replied before the end of the day and has replied soon after I have remailed him as well. Just my $.02
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Post Tue. Jul. 27, 2010 12:42 pm

Thanks for reminding me. I have to call him today to order the rest of my parts.

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Post Wed. Jul. 28, 2010 6:04 am

If you find an old one he'll buy it back to get rebuilt. He gave me $100 for it. I payed $50.. I'm glad I knocked down the price from the guy I bought it from.
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Post Wed. Jul. 28, 2010 8:54 am

Yeah, when I talked to him the first time he tried to get me to send it back to him. But I told him no, I was going to restore it and use it myself.

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Post Thu. Jul. 29, 2010 8:36 pm

Made a little more progress with it tonight. Its tough working on it when I can. I wish I had the time to spend a full day on it. But, that is what sucks about work. You spend 90% of your time working and the other 10% trying to catch up on stuff that you should've done but couldn't.

At any rate. Here's some pics. :D

Take note of the comments, I have questions. I'm trying to get the stove done so I can install it, I also need to get moving on my coal bin. I should probably get ready to place an order of coal.
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This is what 20+ years of not correctly taking care of your stove does to the pretty artwork on a leg.
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Here is what 10 minutes a pneumatic die grinder and a 3M grinding/stripping wheel do. Ooh...pretty.
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Clean and dirty comparison.
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I polished it black. Though, it doesn't look black to me.
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Cleaned up the back of the draft door. Came out nice. Needs another coat of black paint though.
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Here is the front of the draft door with as I began stripping it.
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As I really got into it. Notice how I really can't get into the grooves. Anybody know what I can use?
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The other side, I really haven't touched it much yet. I still need to figure out how to really get into the grooves.
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How do I get this off? I'd like to remove it to either clean it up better or get a new one. I'm assuming there is no way and I should just cut it off right?

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Post Thu. Jul. 29, 2010 8:44 pm

Here are a few more. Again, I have questions in some of the notes.

What I was thinking of doing with the door is getting as much of the old paint off of it and taping the outer edges off then painting the center section the Mahogany Red and polishing the outer edge of the door. Not sure if it'd look alright though. And I'd hate to do it only to decide it looks bad and end up stripping it again.
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I was wondering if I'd be able to use one of these grinding stones to get into the grooves. Maybe if I turn the air down and slow the die grinder up? Sound like a reasonable or bad idea? Which stone should I use?
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Something interesting I found on the door.
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This one should've been first in the post.....

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Post Fri. Jul. 30, 2010 12:28 am

I wouldn't use a stone of any kind. I would just get a small wire wheel for it and use that. Any stone will grind metal right off the stove.
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Post Fri. Jul. 30, 2010 5:10 am

IOF, I agree with Ceccil, don't use a stone wheel on the cast parts. I used a wire wheel in my Dremel tool to get in the nooks and crannies, it is a real small wheel.

The stove black polish will make the cast parts a pewter color not a black color, the more coats of polish you use the darker it gets. I applied the polish with a paint brush using a swirling motion to work it in, let dry and buffed with a nylon bristle brush. I suppose you could use an old shoe polish brush if you had one.

That "McCarthy" signature could be the company name of the casting company...just a guess. Ask Larry the next time you talk to him, would be interesting to know.

The wire handle I believe is a press fit, Be careful using any type of pliers taking it off as you could leave teeth marks in the metal. Don't know off hand what to do with them, hopefully somebody else will chime in with an answer.

Looking good so far. I know what you mean about the job getting in the way of your project time. such is life in the fast lane. :D

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Post Fri. Jul. 30, 2010 10:44 am

Yeah, I knew I'd run the risk of gouging the metal with the stone, just figured I'd throw it out there. Looks like I'll be swinging by Lowes tonight to pick up some more wire wheels for my Dremel tonight.

Ok, I thought I had applied the polish incorrectly. I just used a cloth to apply it then another one to take it off. I only applied two coats of polish to it, maybe I'll put a few more on and see what it looks like. :)

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Post Fri. Jul. 30, 2010 8:51 pm

Talked to Larry this afternoon. My ash pan came in and he will be shipping it along with my fire view door, 7" lid and new shaker rod assembly out this upcoming Monday. I can't wait to get this thing done.

I'm going to pick-up my new truck tomorrow then I'm going to be working on the stove. Hopefully I can get the ash door and lid finished.

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Post Sat. Jul. 31, 2010 5:15 am

That's good news IOF. If you don't mind me asking, how much is Larry charging for the fire view door? Also, don't forget to post a pic of the new truck too.

JB

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Post Sat. Jul. 31, 2010 8:44 am

He is charging $139 for the fire view door. I'll definitely post a pic of the truck when I get it home.

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Post Sat. Jul. 31, 2010 7:16 pm

I just got home, don't really have time to work on my stove but I do have pics of my new truck.

1999 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab V6 Magnum. Its actually the same year as my Neon. I unfortunately did not manage to make it to MVC today to get it registered but I'll go during the week.
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Post Sat. Jul. 31, 2010 8:10 pm

Nice looking truck. $139 seems fair. Thanks

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