Do You Like Your ANTIQUE Stove?

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SteveZee
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Post Fri. Feb. 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Anther fine product out of Taunton, Mass, Quakers, Glenwoods, Heralds, all came from silver city on the Taunton river. Some of the best of the New England stoves.


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Post Fri. Feb. 03, 2012 6:08 pm

Franco, that is a pretty neat stove with the enamel on it. I would be interested in hearing how you like it once you have it set up.
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Post Fri. Feb. 03, 2012 7:05 pm

echos67 wrote:Franco, that is a pretty neat stove with the enamel on it. I would be interested in hearing how you like it once you have it set up.
Will do. I am interested in how the grate works. The center is directly driven by the crank and the grate on either side of center is driven by a gear. Because of necessary clearance in the gears, the side grates move much less than the center if shaken back and forth in a small arc. This may not have been intended however because there is a cast pip on the crank that contacts a raised portion on the body when making a one third turn of the crank. It may have been intended to make that full sweep. Will see when I have it running.

I will make a revue detailing the good and bad.

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Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 8:57 am

franco b wrote:
echos67 wrote:Franco, that is a pretty neat stove with the enamel on it. I would be interested in hearing how you like it once you have it set up.
Will do. I am interested in how the grate works. The center is directly driven by the crank and the grate on either side of center is driven by a gear. Because of necessary clearance in the gears, the side grates move much less than the center if shaken back and forth in a small arc. This may not have been intended however because there is a cast pip on the crank that contacts a raised portion on the body when making a one third turn of the crank. It may have been intended to make that full sweep. Will see when I have it running.

I will make a revue detailing the good and bad.
Your correct Franco, that pip and flat is just like the detente cast into the front plate of my Glenwood range. When the pip on the shaker handle mates up to the detente, you are on one of the 3 flat sides of the tri grates. It's also useful for shaking against. Just an inch or two and back against the flat and it "vibrates" the coal bed and drops the ash out without spilling many coals.

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 2:30 pm

well here is my update on how much I LOVE my Antique stove....she is settin here just purrin away on this windy Febuary lake effect day ...bought 6" of snow blowin around and a wind chill in the single digits....guess what!..shop is toasty as I type this AND THE GLENWOOD #30 IS JUST SAYIN HMMMMM..."IT A BIT CHILLY"..guess I better make some heat!......primaries open 1/2 and secondaries at 1/8"back pipe closed and MPD closed..there are just BLUE LADIES DANCING and life is good!..ya cant ask for much more.
ANYONE that hasnt come to the darkside yet NEEDS TOO!...them glowin rocks are sure better than puttin more $ in the Arabs pockets so they can build another indoor ski slope in the middle of the frigin desert !!!....LOL
By the way the shop is settin at 73 degrees..all 48 foot of it..;)

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 5:09 pm

Tim wrote:well here is my update on how much I LOVE my Antique stove....she is settin here just purrin away on this windy Febuary lake effect day ...bought 6" of snow blowin around and a wind chill in the single digits....guess what!..shop is toasty as I type this AND THE GLENWOOD #30 IS JUST SAYIN HMMMMM..."IT A BIT CHILLY"..guess I better make some heat!......primaries open 1/2 and secondaries at 1/8"back pipe closed and MPD closed..there are just BLUE LADIES DANCING and life is good!..ya cant ask for much more.
ANYONE that hasnt come to the darkside yet NEEDS TOO!...them glowin rocks are sure better than puttin more $ in the Arabs pockets so they can build another indoor ski slope in the middle of the frigin desert !!!....LOL
By the way the shop is settin at 73 degrees..all 48 foot of it..;)
Tim,
Nice and warm to read your post.These Glenwood are really amazing stoves.
BTW, your shop is 48 X ????? 1Ft or 5 Ft or what? :lol:

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 8:28 pm

Yeah, she's a keeper. First really cold night on Cape Cod this winter, opened the primaries on the No. 6 to about 1/4 open (usually run them only a crack), barrel temp up to 520 and stack temp at 170. 2000 sq. ft. at 68-72 degrees. Life is good (sometimes LOL).

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Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 11:03 pm

Don't have any experience to compare my hopper fed 1980s Surdiac, (is it considered "antique"?). Have a love hate relationship, at this point. Hate trying to get it going, (hopefully will get to remedy that from you guys). But when it runs, as it is right now, it warms my 2 story farmhouse like it's never been before. Put another thermostat upstairs in case it couldn't support that area of the house. What a waste of time. The upstairs is almost 10 degrees warmer. Can't wait to actually need to use it next year. This winter has been fairly mild.
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Post Mon. Feb. 13, 2012 10:41 pm

Hi joeq, do you have some photos of your ""antique"" stove? We love photos.
What is the problem with your stove?
More details get more solutions.

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Post Thu. Feb. 16, 2012 8:43 pm

First solid fuel stovw I'vw ever owned, Godin. I'm Having a ball. It's taken a while to learn, but I've had one 12 day burn and my second burn is currently at 21 days. People said the stove had to be shut down and that it required too much maintenance, but I love it. It burns for 11 hours un-attended while I'm at work. I just need to put vents in the ceiling to lrt the 2nd floor get some heat and the downstairs cool down some. It''s about 80 down her w/ outside temps around 36F
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Post Thu. Feb. 16, 2012 9:02 pm

Outstanding Cc. :) Yep, those floor vents will make all the difference in the world.
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Post Fri. Feb. 17, 2012 12:03 pm

Yes Fred is correct, air circulation is a must to have a more confortable house. Try to make an air loop circulation and you will see a more even temp. in the house.
Keep us informed on you results and a few photos.

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Post Fri. Feb. 17, 2012 9:05 pm

nortcan wrote:Hi joeq, do you have some photos of your ""antique"" stove? We love photos.
What is the problem with your stove?
More details get more solutions.
Nortcan, I do have photos, but I'm still trying to learn this site.I don't see anywhere to post pix.I'll keep looking. The problem isn't the stove...It's the "operator". :oops: I think it worked!
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Post Sat. Feb. 18, 2012 7:49 am

Those surdiac's were quite popular in the 80's. They are not antiques per se but just an older design that has faired quite well so far. There are still loads of them around and they sure are unique looking. Little Chalets.

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Post Sat. Feb. 18, 2012 2:34 pm

Geez I think I goofed up.

My Godin is an 1840's design, but the stove itself may be only twelve years old. So this is only an antique design. Here are the pics I've already posted up here. Hope the links work.
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