A Sunny Side ?

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 Mon. Nov. 05, 2012 1:36 pm

wsherrick wrote:Thank you for the pictures Nortcan. The stove is beautiful with a fire in it. It is surprising how appropriate the stove looks there. It is a very stylish combination, almost modern looking.
Thanks William. That stove is exactly ""the"" one for my installation. The next few weeks will tell how the grate performs.

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Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2012 1:50 pm

SteveZee wrote:I second that. It looks stunning and is the culmination of allot of work. Bravo to you Pierre and now I hope you love the grate system too. Love the new avatar system.
Thank you Steve. I know what you mean by ""allot of work"" :) .....
The center grate in the Bride is probably better cause having the triangular one like in Glenwood stoves. I think that all stoves could/should have triangular grates.
But as you know, a few weeks of burning is the best way to know a stove :)

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Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2012 1:56 pm

buck24 wrote:nortcan..... Very, very, very nice :!: Hope she cranks out the heat for you this season. Job well done. Stay warm up there.
Thanks very, very, very much buck24 :). Controlling the heat output on low burning seems very good now. For the high one we will see later but I'm happy with the present results.
Same for you down there, have a warm house this Winter time.

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Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2012 5:15 pm

Hi Pierre, your SunnySide looks wonderfull.

So now that it has been burning for awhile how does that ashing/grate system work for you??

What temperatures are you running the stove at?

Are you running the 'BRide too?

Greg L
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2012 8:37 pm

LsFarm wrote:Hi Pierre, your SunnySide looks wonderfull.

So now that it has been burning for awhile how does that ashing/grate system work for you??

What temperatures are you running the stove at?

Are you running the 'BRide too?

Greg L
Hi Greg. Good to have you back home :D ! Thanks for the good words.
I ran the Sunny with éco-logs for a few weeks twice a day but these logs don't make very much ash so it was then impossible to test the grate job. Tonight for the second time I shaked the grate and was surprised to clear the ash with so little movement. But I still wait a few weeks before being shure of the results. More prudent with the years :D The stove is burning at around 250/300*F now and the 3 levels are warm, outside temp. is 0*C/32*F now. The Bride is still sleeping now cause not cold enough now for 2 stoves.
Did you got time to work on your nice little stove?

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Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Hi Pierre, no, I haven't had time or ambition to work on the little baseheater, maybe in the colder months.
I also still don't have a chimney in the house to use with any stove in the house. And while I do know where I would like to install a chimney, it will require messing up the interior of my home that just a few years ago, I refurbished.. I'm not fond of the idea of doing more interior work on the house.
I'll see, maybe I'll decide to install a chimney next year, if my health holds up.

It sounds like the SunnySide is working out well for you..

It will be interesting to hear how it heats when the weather gets cold.

Take care,
Greg L.
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2012 8:55 pm

LsFarm wrote:Hi Pierre, no, I haven't had time or ambition to work on the little baseheater, maybe in the colder months.
I also still don't have a chimney in the house to use with any stove in the house. And while I do know where I would like to install a chimney, it will require messing up the interior of my home that just a few years ago, I refurbished.. I'm not fond of the idea of doing more interior work on the house.
I'll see, maybe I'll decide to install a chimney next year, if my health holds up.

It sounds like the SunnySide is working out well for you..

It will be interesting to hear how it heats when the weather gets cold.

Take care,
Greg L.
Maybe an electric fireplace :idea: :lol: Just plug and play :oops:
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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 11:31 am

How is the grate system working out Pierre? Sounds like you good control of the temps and that's most importent.

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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 11:40 am

Well Steve the grate seems to work much better than I supposed to. If you remember, the ""holes" in the grate were quite large and probably for stove size ant. Even if I reduced the holes down, the still not very small and that could help to send the ash down with the bares welded on it's top to make a sort of raking action.
But as already said, a few weeka will tell the real tests.
I remember the new Vig ll., the first days were so nice but the other ones were just the beginning of a long Modifs-Frustations-Re-modifs-.........and finally the Satisfaction road :lol:
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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 5:31 pm

Those weren't modifications Pierre, those were Nortifications :D !
Keith V
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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 8:14 pm

echos67 wrote:Those weren't modifications Pierre, those were Nortifications :D !
:D :lol:
Nice and original avatar Keith. The Glen seems to be on now :?:
Keep on the good work, you will have 2 satisfactions: 1= proud of the restoration on a wonderful stove
2= getting a warm house from your work

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 6:17 am

The avatar is a picture of the Summit from last year, not finished with the 6 just yet. It only needs a couple minor things, one of the great members here is sending me one item, Doug at Barnstable called and said he had my items ready to ship, and then the nickel and that's it.

I better get busy on the hearth soon :D .
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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 10:15 pm

echos67 wrote:The avatar is a picture of the Summit from last year, not finished with the 6 just yet. It only needs a couple minor things, one of the great members here is sending me one item, Doug at Barnstable called and said he had my items ready to ship, and then the nickel and that's it.

I better get busy on the hearth soon :D .
Hope you get these things very soon so we can see that stove burning for you.
Do you miss only the parts sent for nickel plating?

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Post Fri. Nov. 09, 2012 6:29 am

nortcan wrote:
echos67 wrote:The avatar is a picture of the Summit from last year, not finished with the 6 just yet. It only needs a couple minor things, one of the great members here is sending me one item, Doug at Barnstable called and said he had my items ready to ship, and then the nickel and that's it.

I better get busy on the hearth soon :D .
Hope you get these things very soon so we can see that stove burning for you.
Do you miss only the parts sent for nickel plating?
Thanks Pierre

The parts for nickel plating haven't been sent out yet, late last week they were still not ready to start replating parts. They relocated their business and still had to finish setting up the electric to run the equipment. I will try and call them again today and check the status.

I am having an ashpan made by a member here, and another member is sending me some of the liner material you pound into shape. I bought new grates and gears from Doug at Barnstable, along with the wood burning grate just to have and make the stove 100% complete.

How many days did it take you to make the hearth for the bride ?
Keith V
Glenwood No. 6

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Post Fri. Nov. 09, 2012 7:58 am

I don't remember exactly how long but it was done in a weekend. The longest to do was the fire-proof back wall cause the stove pipe is about 6" far from it. :o

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