The "Old Way" Is Working the Best for Me.

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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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: US Stove Hotblast 2500
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous
Location: Columbia, KY

Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 9:13 pm

Well, I am well into my 1st season with my Glenwood #6 Base Burner. I have got to say it is going GREAT!!! I have never been happier with any stove I have ever owned. This Stove I have named "Scarlet" is better than any square stove ever. The amount of heat I get for the amount of coal I use is simply amazing. With my square box stove I was using right at 45-50 lbs a day to heat my home and keep it at 71-72 degrees. This year with Scarlet my Glenwood. I am maintaining 73-74 degrees and have cut coal usage in half.

Right now in my house I am sitting pretty with it at 73 degrees and only using 20 lbs. of coal a day. That's on the high end of my coal usage. Some days I even get by on 15 lbs or less.

With my box stove I was having to tend the fire every 8-10 hours to keep at 350 degrees. With the Glenwood 1 time per day is all it needs. I do go downstairs and check on it here and there, but it only requires attention once per day cruising at 430 degrees. I however being a "maintenance freak" am constantly touching up polish and cleaning the trim and whatever else it needs. I clean out and vacuum out every week. Just put a layer of wet coal over the fire and go to work. It doesn't need it I just like to do it to keep things in tip top shape.

I have got to give a big THANK YOU to wsherrick for pointing me at this stove and to everyone here on the forum for you support in getting it set-up and going. If there is anyone out there that needs to replace their current stove I recommend the Glenwood over anything. These old stoves are still around for a reason. Because they are built better and work better than anything that is made today. They were built to a much higher standard and quality than what we have today in our cost cutting throw away society. You don't have to get a Glenwood as there are many many other makes and models out there, but I recommend early 1900's stoves over anything new. They may be more expensive in the beginning, but the savings in fuel will pay for it in no time. It will also last the lifetime of yourself, your kids, and likely your grandkids as well with a minimum of maintenance. All it asks for is a little TLC and it will last forever.
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Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 9:19 pm

Where are the pictures ?

Great post by the way, I may be a little partial myself though :lol: ! Glad your having such success with your stove and taking such great care of it, they really deserve to be pampered and cared for since once these are gone they will be gone forever !
Keith V
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Location: Columbia, KY

Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 9:38 pm

Yes you're right I need to get some new pics on here. I'll get a few up here soon.
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Location: Monroe, NY

Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 10:52 pm

That's a mighty small amount of coal you say you are using. If I'm running my Glenwood at 430 degrees, I'll go through about 40 pounds a day. Where are you measuring that temperature? William and I have agreed to run the stove thermometer up near the top of the stove on the side barrel. But if you are measuring further down close to the fire pot, then you might be running that small amount of coal through it. There are significant temperature variations on the side of the Glenwood depending upon location. Do post pictures...

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Location: Columbia, KY

Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 11:08 pm

I took advantage of a few warmer days to do some repairs on Scarlet. I had some small cracks in the refractory liner of the firepot. (That's what you get for being too excited and not curing it properly) So I took her down and repaired those, touched up my polish, buffed the nickel, vacuumed out the bottom and the base heater and base heater tubes, and checked my stovepipe and chimney. Here are a couple of pics just to let you see her. One is of her taken down for cleaning. The other is after I got her back together and finished.

Jason
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Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 11:12 pm

I measure my temp. at the top of the barrel. I run in the same location as you and William. The top of my thermometer is actually under the lip of my top nickel ring. If you look closely in my pics I just posted you can see the thermometer on the top side of the barrel.

Jason
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Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 11:16 pm

I measure temp. at times in other locations with a handheld infrared temperature sensor Just to be sure nothing gets too hot.
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Post Wed. Jan. 16, 2013 11:38 pm

half-pint wrote:I measure my temp. at the top of the barrel. I run in the same location as you and William. The top of my thermometer is actually under the lip of my top nickel ring. If you look closely in my pics I just posted you can see the thermometer on the top side of the barrel.

Jason
Well, you certainly do better than I do on your coal consumption... that is the same place we both run the thermometer... If I drop the temp down towards 350 or 325, I'll burn what you are saying at the 430... But if I get up over 400 I definitely burn more than 25 pounds a day...
half-pint wrote:I measure temp. at times in other locations with a handheld infrared temperature sensor Just to be sure nothing gets too hot.
I wouldn't worry too much about that... I've run my stove with the thermometer up top above 700 for extended periods of time with no damage to this stove. Heck yesterday I was feeling cold so I opened up the bottom door, opened up the damper, left the baseburner on and popped the stove temp up over 700 for several hours. Got my house up to 84 degrees before I felt warmed up... My wife was asking what the hell I was doing... I told her I was just chilled to the bone... I got warmed up... (Oh, and for those that like numbers, the chimney temp was at about 250)

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Post Thu. Jan. 17, 2013 6:22 am

Jason,

Stove looks very nice,

Have any pictures showing the inside of those doors where the handles have been removed for plating ? My handles were pretty persistent about staying on the doors. This spring I may remove mine for plating and tap the handle for a bolt when I put it back together with the latch (pawl).
Keith V
Glenwood No. 6

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Post Thu. Jan. 17, 2013 6:57 am

It did not take our forefathers long to realize the importance of stove design when it comes to burning coal... and it did not take long thereafter for people like Larry (Chubby Stoves) and Doug (Crane Stoves) to realize how important this is ;)

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Post Thu. Jan. 17, 2013 8:03 am

half-pint wrote:I took advantage of a few warmer days to do some repairs on Scarlet. I had some small cracks in the refractory liner of the firepot. (That's what you get for being too excited and not curing it properly) So I took her down and repaired those, touched up my polish, buffed the nickel, vacuumed out the bottom and the base heater and base heater tubes, and checked my stovepipe and chimney. Here are a couple of pics just to let you see her. One is of her taken down for cleaning. The other is after I got her back together and finished.

Jason
Jason, I consider scarlet the queen of stoves and hats off to you and others that have a glenwood no.6 , absolutely beautiful. I could not see thermo sensor, but that's ok I was blinded by the pic's. Nice work and congradulations to yah! :sick: like some one else mentioned I'm green with envy!
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Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous
Location: Columbia, KY

Post Thu. Jan. 17, 2013 12:57 pm

echos67 wrote:Jason,

Stove looks very nice,

Have any pictures showing the inside of those doors where the handles have been removed for plating ? My handles were pretty persistent about staying on the doors. This spring I may remove mine for plating and tap the handle for a bolt when I put it back together with the latch (pawl).
I'll get you some pictures of the inside of the doors this afternoon when I get back from the Dr. Anything you need a picture of I can get. The stove is under fire so all I can't get to are the grates. ;) I didn't do the restoration of the stove. That was done by BarnStableStove. :D

Jason
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Post Thu. Jan. 17, 2013 1:04 pm

there are a few other pics of the stove. Also one pre-restoration here : "New" Stove Coming for My Home
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Post Thu. Jan. 17, 2013 5:44 pm

half-pint wrote:
echos67 wrote:Jason,

Stove looks very nice,

Have any pictures showing the inside of those doors where the handles have been removed for plating ? My handles were pretty persistent about staying on the doors. This spring I may remove mine for plating and tap the handle for a bolt when I put it back together with the latch (pawl).
I'll get you some pictures of the inside of the doors this afternoon when I get back from the Dr. Anything you need a picture of I can get. The stove is under fire so all I can't get to are the grates. ;) I didn't do the restoration of the stove. That was done by BarnStableStove. :D

Jason
Much appreciated Jason, the picture in the link to your other thread before Doug did the restoration looks like it shows the loading door handle was previously plated but its hard to tell about the ash pan door handle ? I will go back and read that thread later this evening.
I may have to light off my stove tonight :o !
Keith V
Glenwood No. 6

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Post Thu. Jan. 17, 2013 7:53 pm

I wouldn't expect anything less. I'm very happy that you are so pleased with your Glenwood. Once you go base burner you don't go back.

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