Crawford Tropic 112 Cylinder on Ebay

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chrisbuick
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6 BH, Crawfords No.2 & 3 BH, Hub Heater 115 Circulator, Crawford Wood 19
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Location: Acworth, NH

Post Sat. Apr. 06, 2013 10:17 pm

There's a Crawford Tropic No.112 cylinder stove just listed on eBay.

It's gorgeous and is in Connecticut.

It's not a base heater, but it's a nice looking stove.

I'm leaving on vacation and can't bid (plus I'm broke right now).

Anyone else interested?

Chris
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Post Sun. Apr. 07, 2013 12:57 am

It appears to be a stove with an indirect back pipe, a good heater, but not a base burner from what I can see.

Greg L
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?


chrisbuick
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Joined: Thu. May. 22, 2008 2:24 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6 BH, Crawfords No.2 & 3 BH, Hub Heater 115 Circulator, Crawford Wood 19
Other Heating: Oil
Location: Acworth, NH

Post Sun. Apr. 07, 2013 8:29 am

Thanks Greg - The visual similarities between the Crawford cylinder stoves can be a bit confusing. It looks somewhat similar to the Crawford #2. Strong family resemblance.

I can see now that this stove is basically the same style as my City Glenwood 14 with indirect back pipe, which Emery sang the praises of to me on the phone recently.

It would be great if some kind person who owns a Crawford BH/BB could post pictures highlighting the specific features of these stoves. I've found it hard to understand them based on the pictures posted on the site. I have seen the excellent base burner diagrams people have drawn - very helpful.

Chris

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Post Sun. Apr. 07, 2013 9:40 am

There is a thread with diagrams of the base heater/baseburner stoves.. I'll try to find it.. But the 'Our Glenwood and Crawford #2 type of stove is harder to diagram, and was very confusing to me until the light finally clicked on one day. :!: :?

The things I see that make this NOT a base heater :
There is NO grill or ventilated surround around the top of the firebrick, where the hot gasses off the fire would be drawn down around the outside of firepot into the base of the stove, like in the '"Our Glenwood" stoves.
There is no back 'box' with exhaust passageways for the exhaust gasses to leave the back of the cylinder, go down to the base, make a circuit under the double-bottom ashpan box, then return back up to the flue exit.. There would be two levers at least on this box to control dampers. No Back Box: not a base heater.

The indirect pipe on the back rests on a very small protrusion on the base of the stove.. in the 'Our Glenwood' stoves, this protrusion is much larger, allowing the circulated exhaust to get into the base of the rear pipe and leave the stove, on this stove, there probably is a small cleanout door in the back of that protrusion to clean out the fly ash that accumulates in the base of the indirect pipe..
I think you can see ash leaking out of the seam in the back pipe in one of the photos..

If William or other more knowledgable stove gurus find me wrong in any of the above statements please correct me,,

Greg L
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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