Glacier Bay 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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Tomos
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Post Fri. Nov. 14, 2008 5:10 pm

anyone have a glacier bay stove? I just bought one used 1980 model CSR and it really has been burning well for me even with the temps around 57 just had a question for any ideas on a baffle for in front of the door. the one I have is badly warped and currently i'm trying a piece of granite to see if it will work.

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Post Fri. Nov. 14, 2008 7:12 pm

Can you post a photo or two??

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Post Fri. Nov. 14, 2008 8:37 pm

sure here is a pick of the old cast iron baffel and a pick of the smaller granite piece im using on the bottom front of the stove.

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coalvet
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Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 7:20 am

Pick up some firebrick similar to what lines the side of your stove, lay it horizontal, you might have to cut one brick to get the proper fit. Then secure it in place across the top with some angle iron. Make sure the firebrick is the split type because the full type probably won't fit!
Been cooking coal with the Crane for over 30 yrs.

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Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 7:28 am

i thought about trying that but there is a groove that it sits in which is only 3/4 of an inch at best and if I go too thick it will sit on the shakers plus there is nothing to hold them in place.

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Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 7:44 am

If you have a wet saw you could cut the bottom of the brick to the right thickness, I mentioned the angle iron across the top as means of holding the brick in place. As I look at your picture you might be able to get the angle iron into each front corner.
Been cooking coal with the Crane for over 30 yrs.

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Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 8:42 am

Tomos, Take the baffle to a local machine shop and have them cut you a piece of steel that size. it will work fine. ;)

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Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 9:18 am

thanks fellas I will try the angle iron and see if that works I do have a wet saw so maybe I will pick up some new ones and slice them thinner. thx for the ideas!

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Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 12:44 pm

Tomos wrote:anyone have a glacier bay stove? I just bought one used 1980 model CSR and it really has been burning well for me even with the temps around 57 just had a question for any ideas on a baffle for in front of the door. the one I have is badly warped and currently i'm trying a piece of granite to see if it will work.
Glacier bay are the same as Gibraltar you can use the same parts . You need a new coal banking bar it is made of cast
iron. Here are a few places that have parts .

http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/catalogs/Wood ... rence.html

http://www.hearthstove.com/catalog.html

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J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 10:49 pm

thx coal berner for the links. my wife's family is from up your way in minersville.

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