US Stove Hotblast With Glass Window Done

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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NewFairfield
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Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: 1537G

Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 5:41 pm

I have a 1537G US Stove Hotblast furnace and thought it would be great to have a glass door. Well I did it:

I decided to put the window on the Lower Half of the door since it would give me the best exposure with the inner Smoke flap. We machined 3/4 Slots above the window and Also in the slider. You can shut off the airflow or slide it to the left to adjust the airflow. I am hoping since it will draw air down across the glass it would work as an airwash to keep the glass clean.

This only took a couple long nights to do but I can't thank my machinist/Fabricator/landlord (Tom Bulduc in CT) enough. I always get him roped in these projects but even he thought it was a heck of an improvement.

Let me know what you guys think.
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Dann757
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Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 5:55 pm

That is awesome!

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coalvet
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404, Harman MK I
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler
Location: Rhode Island

Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 5:55 pm

Great retrofit, I hope the air wash works well, where did you get the glass?

Rich
Been cooking coal with the Crane for over 30 yrs.

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DOUG
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Stove/Furnace Make: CHUBBY, D.S.MACHINE BOILER
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Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 6:53 pm

WOW!!! Nice job!!! I can't wait to see it on and fired up! :idea: :)

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Ed.A
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Canterbury Ct.

Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 6:58 pm

Wicked Nice, digging the Brass frame work.

Gotta love a nice old Bridgeport for doing the job right! :)

NewFairfield
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Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 8:50 pm

Here is a picture with it up and running. I'm on wood now.
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DOUG
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Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2009 9:04 pm

That's really neat! I love it!!! Great job! :idea: :)

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DOUG
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Post Wed. Feb. 11, 2009 11:27 am

NewFairfeild: How's your glass door doing on your feed door modification? Haven't heard much from you lately? It sure is a professional looking job! Give us some updated pictures. Thanks, DOUG

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