Crane Wood Stove Model 202 Replacemt Glass / Advice

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 1:08 am

Hello, I am new to this site.

I need a user manual for a Crane wood stove model 202

I am currently constructing an out door suana as a surprise while

wife is in Finland for five weeks.

Just about to install a Crane wood stove model 202

to use as a sauna heater and am concerned that

it maybe too hot for the 5.5' x 7.5' x 6.6 high space

I may need to make adjustments.

Need to find glass window replacements, and user manual ...

any advice on that?

Thank you

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 2:17 am

You might try contacting member dcrane with personal message, you should search his posts, he calls himself a Crane represenative. Hopfully he left some contact information somwhere, I see he has not visited the forum since June 7th. At the top of the page see user control panel, under a tab called Crane Represenative you might find dcrane, Doug Crane I think. This thread would be more appropriate under hand fired, and will probaly get moved.

I see somone posted a manual about third response in this thread Crane 404 Owners Manual
You might also use search function in hand fired section, searching Crane.

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 9:00 am

Is it just me......or did everyone receive a PM from this guy?

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 9:57 am

The glass is easy enough to replace with tempered, but in all honesty it's much to big for that space. Since you're using wood you could use it though, but I would think a small load burning for a relatively short time would do it. You will be constantly re-lighting it though. You might be better off with a small unit like a caboose stove, a squirrel, or in the UK they have a very small cast iron stove (can't recall the name of it)?.

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 11:06 am

Thank you for your reply,

Yes - I wish for a smaller stove at no cost,

but since I have the Crane 202, I hope to put it to use.

A proper sized wood burning sauna stove is priced btw $500 & $700

Perhaps, after all the construction expenses in a season or two of

experimentation, I just may downgrade to a smaller BTU output.

Can I order tempered the glass? Can it be cut to size?

Regards, Doug

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 11:36 am

Welcome to the forum. From where region are you located?
Like Steve just said, glasses are easy to get. You can contact a local glass shop and they usually have H.T. glasses they can cut for your stove. If you don't have the original glasses, make a model with cardboard and they will cut them like the model. I already had glasses cut for my Defiant Encore few years ago.
For the size of the stove, again Steve is right about what he said. You could also try to reduce the fire chamber with fire bricks placed at the sides or back...inside of the stove. I did it with my Vigll and curiously, the stove became a better stove :lol:

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 5:04 pm

Thank you for your reply.

I am from North Haven Ct area, my wife a bit further north from Finland.

The suggestion to reduce the fire chamber size with bricks is a great solution.

I will give it a try once the sauna house construction is completed.

Based on the few suggestions received here I will expand the interior lenght

just a bit, 6", for greater volumn and to accomodate a full 8' western red cedar board.

(At $2.85/ft for 6" wide board, I want to use the full lenghts! )

Since asbestos sheets are not locally available, and probably unsafe,

two 1/2 cement tile backer 3' x 5' sheets with 1" breathing spacing hopefully

will give enough fire protection with stove set 6" away from corner walls.

The remaining stud walls and ceiling will have pink panther fiberglass batting.

Then the entire interior will be lined with a kraft paper backed foil vapor barrier,

then firring strip space, then interior 1" x 6" T&G cedar boards will all help insulate

and prevent rot.

Sounds more like a roasting oven than a sauna.



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