Crane 404 Owners Manual

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jerryf
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Post Mon. Oct. 11, 2010 9:02 pm

I have a crane 404 that I got used -I bought new glass for it - but I need to know the best way to hook it up.

We have no chimney but have made a nice location for it - see picture.

I need to know where to go get a flu kit and the process of getting it hooked up.

What should the inside of the fire box look like?

Also does the soap stone top stay on all the time?

Im a newbie and just need any guidance - you fine folks are willing to give.

anyone have an owners manual I could get a scan of?

thanks
jerry

we are located in williamsport
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Post Mon. Oct. 11, 2010 9:16 pm

Welcome to the forum!
I'm moving this to the "Hand Fired Stoves" area.
Also, to search the forum for more info on your stove type "Crane 404" in the Google search box located in the upper right hand corner.

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Post Tue. Oct. 12, 2010 1:18 pm

Welcome to the forum, I have the owners manual for this stove. If you would like I will scan it make it available.

Rich

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Post Tue. Oct. 12, 2010 3:37 pm

Here is the Crane 404 manual. Hope it can help you out!

Rich
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Post Wed. Oct. 13, 2010 10:40 am

jerryf wrote:I have a crane 404 that I got used -I bought new glass for it - but I need to know the best way to hook it up.

We have no chimney but have made a nice location for it - see picture.
I need to know where to go get a flu kit and the process of getting it hooked up.
I would strongly suggest you talk to a contractor or two about putting in a chimney. Installing a stove is more than just cutting a hole in the wall. Masonry is best but a stainless steel is good also. The chimney and stove installation will have to be inspected by your local building inspector. Insurance companies take a dim view of houses burning down because of do-it-yourself installations.
Also does the soap stone top stay on all the time?
That is your choice - do you like the way it looks? Are you planning to cook on the stove? The soapstone will hold the heat but if you want to cook on it, the soapstone will moderate the heat.

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Post Tue. Nov. 02, 2010 9:39 pm

Thanks everyone for your help!

Yes Im having a contractor install the chimney!

Jerry

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Post Sun. Apr. 22, 2012 10:50 am

everyone else seems to have answered this great for you, and special thanks to the member who uploaded my fathers book. The soapstone is purely decorative and your choice if you wish to leave it on the stove (i will say that it does have some heat retention properties to it, which would help slightly) and its rare to see a 404 with its full soapstone kit (it was a VERY expensive option for this stove!!!).

sincerely Doug Crane

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