My Wife Is Going to Kill Me! Zephyr Cook Stove

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. 26, 2012 8:52 pm

coalturkey wrote:On my range, it is to adjust the oven door relief spring so it stays closed and opens with minimum effort. I have the same spring and wingnut at the back of my stove.
Interesting, thanks for clearing that one up.

Here is a photo of the stove.
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Front compartment in front of the firebox with grate tool in place. The ashpan is in the bottom compartment.
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Here is the draft control at the back of the stove just below the firebox (this is where that spring/rod attachment is on your stove.
The vertical piece that you can see runs up to the cooktop to easily change the draft, and there is a rod that connects from the back draft control at one at the front of the stove so both can be controlled at the same time.
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Here you can see the removable cover (below the oven door) so ash can be cleaned from under the oven.
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Now the cover is removed and I set the scraper there to give an idea of how it works. You can also see the front draft control (in in open position) in the left side of the photo.
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Here is the bypass or direct draft damper (top rear of stove with cooktop plate removed) in closed position which forces flue gasses through the passages around the oven. It is controlled by the linkage in the upper right hand corner of the photo.
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Here the damper is in direct draft position allowing most of the heat from the fire go straight to the chimney. Note, the linkage is now in the down position.
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Did you determine if there is an access beneath the oven to remove ash?
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none
Location: Richmond, VA.
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Post Mon. Nov. 26, 2012 9:05 pm

Yes I have an access plate behind the bottom panel to check and remove ash if needed.

I believe I am going to leave the splash back off and extend the stove top over top the flue exit which will give te appearance of a flush to the wall stove . It will also allow me to make my own 7" oval to 6" round adapter.

I like the round thermometer in yours and I might convert the zephyr to that.
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
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Post Tue. Nov. 27, 2012 11:14 am

Stuck at work out of town today... I just want to work on the stove not work at work . Maybe tonight
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
Dance of the Blue Ladies --->http://youtu.be/KfzF47S7bFM?list=UUnshvG_vjY7CT9QKfNuB9dg
Mathew 6:33-34

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Post Tue. Nov. 27, 2012 1:14 pm

Smokeyja wrote:Stuck at work out of town today... I just want to work on the stove not work at work . Maybe tonight
That's the problem I have, my job keeps getting in the way !
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Baseburners & Antiques: Oakland #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: blaschek nut
Other Heating: Home Comfort range
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Post Tue. Nov. 27, 2012 6:20 pm

Rockwood, that stove looks very much like my Home comfort. Bet it burns anthracite like a dream. And Josh, the figure 8 casting on the back and outside of the firebox is for inleting a water front to heat domestic hot water. It's what we have been talking about.

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Post Tue. Nov. 27, 2012 7:23 pm

coalturkey wrote:Rockwood, that stove looks very much like my Home comfort. Bet it burns anthracite like a dream. And Josh, the figure 8 casting on the back and outside of the firebox is for inleting a water front to heat domestic hot water. It's what we have been talking about.
Well that is great news to hear! This stove just gets better and better. I will probably be emailing you about it as I do the restore.
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
Dance of the Blue Ladies --->http://youtu.be/KfzF47S7bFM?list=UUnshvG_vjY7CT9QKfNuB9dg
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Post Tue. Nov. 27, 2012 11:06 pm

So for all you cook stove users , do you season a cook top like you would cast iron cookware? After I polish the top I was going to coat it with vegetable oil.

I have also decided to forge some handles for it to replace the plastic/bakelite ones for a more handsome stove look. I will put a bit copper in there as well if I don't have the handles enameled . I will see when it comes around to making them. I need to buy a
Fancy thermometer for the oven door. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
Dance of the Blue Ladies --->http://youtu.be/KfzF47S7bFM?list=UUnshvG_vjY7CT9QKfNuB9dg
Mathew 6:33-34

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 11:40 pm

Smokeyja wrote:So for all you cook stove users , do you season a cook top like you would cast iron cookware? After I polish the top I was going to coat it with vegetable oil.

I have also decided to forge some handles for it to replace the plastic/bakelite ones for a more handsome stove look. I will put a bit copper in there as well if I don't have the handles enameled . I will see when it comes around to making them. I need to buy a
Fancy thermometer for the oven door. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I much prefer to use butter rather than vegetable oil to season the top... Nice idea on the handles, no idea on the thermometer....

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Post Sat. Dec. 01, 2012 6:33 pm

dlj wrote:
Smokeyja wrote:So for all you cook stove users , do you season a cook top like you would cast iron cookware? After I polish the top I was going to coat it with vegetable oil.

I have also decided to forge some handles for it to replace the plastic/bakelite ones for a more handsome stove look. I will put a bit copper in there as well if I don't have the handles enameled . I will see when it comes around to making them. I need to buy a
Fancy thermometer for the oven door. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I much prefer to use butter rather than vegetable oil to season the top... Nice idea on the handles, no idea on the thermometer....

dj
but doesn't butter go rancid after some time?
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Smokeyja wrote:Well I didn't die but I took a few punches to the back... Now it's ok though because I promised to sell my sail boat.

Oh well get rid of one hobby for the other. At least stoves give me heat in return the boat is a hole in the water .
The 2nd happiest day of any boat owner is the day he buys a boat...the happiest day, of course, is the day he sells it.
You aren't kidding! I am actually really happy to sell it. It is really cool and it doesn't give me a headache or anything I just really want the money! :D plus now that I pulled it out from under the roof I can park two of my tractors there and gives me more room in the garage to work on the stoves!
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
Dance of the Blue Ladies --->http://youtu.be/KfzF47S7bFM?list=UUnshvG_vjY7CT9QKfNuB9dg
Mathew 6:33-34

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Post Sat. Dec. 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Josh,lways used CRISCO on my Home Comfort cook stove & all my cast pots & pans--just sayin ;)
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Post Sat. Dec. 01, 2012 9:13 pm

freetown fred wrote:Josh,lways used CRISCO on my Home Comfort cook stove & all my cast pots & pans--just sayin ;)
My cast iron cookware has all been seasoned very very well with bacon grease . I guess if that doesn't go rancid on the pan butter won't either lol!
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
Dance of the Blue Ladies --->http://youtu.be/KfzF47S7bFM?list=UUnshvG_vjY7CT9QKfNuB9dg
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Post Sat. Dec. 01, 2012 9:29 pm

Hell Josh, my dogs would be up barkin & howling all night at my pan rack if I used bacon grease. ;)
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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 9:34 am

freetown fred wrote:Hell Josh, my dogs would be up barkin & howling all night at my pan rack if I used bacon grease. ;)
Oh man I must see a photo of the pan rack. I haven't set one up yet. My brother watched my lab foxhound mix when I went to England for a month and when I came back he was perfectly trained! That was a big surprise to me because he used to destroy our kitchen based upon a smell alone.

Crisco sounds like it will work well. I'll pick a can up next time in out. I hope to get the zephyr up and running before the winter is out.
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
Dance of the Blue Ladies --->http://youtu.be/KfzF47S7bFM?list=UUnshvG_vjY7CT9QKfNuB9dg
Mathew 6:33-34

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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 9:55 am

olive oil!
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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 7:19 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:olive oil!
That sure does look good! I need to add a little more cast iron to catch up with you! The exposed beam reminds me of my house and my kitchen.

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and here is where the zephyr will go once I finish it. Right where the dogs crate is.
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its already got a flue and is clay lined

By the way can anyone steer me in a better direction for finding out more on this stove? It seems that everytime I buy a stove it's a one off and all the information has disapeared lol.

I guess it makes it that much more unique!
Josh http://www.stellarsmithing.com
-Glenwood #6 Base heater - Richmond Advance Range -2 Locke stove co. Warm Morning 414A -Deville express - wood parlour stove
Dance of the Blue Ladies --->http://youtu.be/KfzF47S7bFM?list=UUnshvG_vjY7CT9QKfNuB9dg
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