Check Out My New Old Florence

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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PJZ
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Baseburners & Antiques: Emerald Peninsular Base Burner
Other Heating: Jotul wood stove
Location: Ferndale Michigan and Roscommon Michigan and Tampa Bay Florida

Post Wed. Apr. 02, 2014 6:06 am

Hello, I'm going to purchase this on Friday. Does anyone have any comments(lol) on my new purchase? The stove says it's a Florence Hot Blast and has a number 36 on it, looks like it's missing the bottom skirts and the top finial. I still think she's beautiful and a great canidate for restoration.
Thanks everyone,
PJZ
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PJZ
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Post Wed. Apr. 02, 2014 6:17 am

Here are more pics of her....Geez did I just say Her??? lol She doesn't even have a name yet.
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ONEDOLLAR
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite
Location: Sooner Country Oklahoma
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Post Wed. Apr. 02, 2014 6:45 am

PJZ wrote:Geez did I just say Her??? lol She doesn't even have a name yet.
I think you have her name already. "FLO" or "FLORENCE" :lol: I named my Crawford "Joan" because she can be one hot, sexy and sultry Lady at times and boy does she keep one warm at night... WOO HOO!! :P
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
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Post Thu. Apr. 03, 2014 11:36 am

It looks like "she" might be missing part of the hot air blast vents.
Here's a link to forum member grumpy rebuild of a Florence hot blast 153.

I Thought I Would Share. Hot Blast #153 Restoration

Once fixed up it will burn soft coal very well.
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PJZ
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Baseburners & Antiques: Emerald Peninsular Base Burner
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Location: Ferndale Michigan and Roscommon Michigan and Tampa Bay Florida

Post Thu. Apr. 03, 2014 12:24 pm

Carl, Thanks for the feedback. I do see that part of the hot blast ring is missing. I will as Grumpy for advise in getting the part.
Thanks again,
Patrick

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