Scranton Stove Works Base Heater Salvage

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Post Sun. Dec. 29, 2013 12:27 pm

hello, this is my first post. I have a Scranton Stove Works base heater salvaged from an old barn. it sat for 100 years outside. price was right (low), inner/outer shaker grates, support ring, firepot, and large coal magazine all intact. all the base heater flaps, dampers, linkage are there, and function. figured that alone made it worth getting, these are valuable parts. it has many cracked castings that will be welded back together like a puzzle, by a local expert welder using ni-rod. here's some pics. will keep you posted on progress.

draft controls closed
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draft controls open
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top lid on manifold
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one side panel
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Post Sun. Dec. 29, 2013 12:34 pm

here's a few more

manifold w/sides, lid removed
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manifold w/elbow, lid removed
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manifold top w/lid, sides, elbow
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i.d. plate casting
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Post Sun. Dec. 29, 2013 12:40 pm

firepot, grates, rakers, magazine.

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Post Sun. Dec. 29, 2013 12:53 pm

Are you looking to get her back into firing condition?
Quite the undertaking. Neat to see one with a magazine intact.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum.
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Post Sun. Dec. 29, 2013 1:30 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:Are you looking to get her back into firing condition?
Quite the undertaking. Neat to see one with a magazine intact.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum.
thanks. we'll see. the stove was rust-jacked apart from sitting. rust buildup between seams and panels and parts. I could plainly see where rust pushed panels apart by 1/8" or more. this in turn caused many of the mounting lugs to break off panels, where it bolted together. lots of craft type micro-welding repair to be done. here's the weld list so far:

base heater top plate cracked 3 pieces, both top mount lugs
base heater LH panel cracked 3 pieces, one mount lug, and panel in half
base heater RH panel cracked 2 pieces at mount lug
base heater divider cracked 2 pieces
rh upper door cracked
rh door frame cracked
ash pan door cracked
base heater floor pan burned out, missing center, rim cracked in 3 pieces but can be rebuilt
magazine top plate cracked into 4 pieces, 1 piece missing, we'll make that
1 piece of front side trim cracked in half
2 other mounting lugs cracked off to weld

amazing, all doors function, hinges and latches intact, one latch handle damaged. most of original glass intact but fogged up- wow.
the only pieces I see missing are, one piece of top magazine plate, round lid for baseheater top plate, one small piece of base heater floor pan divider. I intend to weld, repair, re-assemble, fire it up outside with a 20' pipe to see how it burns. try it in base heater and direct draft mode, and bypass draft open/shut. then take it from there. it would make a really cool garden or pavillion burner outside. if the previous owner had done a little preventive maintenance, it would not be all cracked. best thing to do with anything metal stored outside, is buy a quart of motor oil, and paint it inside/out with oil once a year. or even use drain oil. it won't rust then.

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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 3:22 pm

rear manifold pieces to be welded. notice the mounting lugs all broke off from rust jacking.
fortunately it is all there and can be re-attached by welding. here is left and right side panels, center panel, and divider plate

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the small manifold top plate had 2 broken off mounting lugs as well

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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 3:26 pm

the main center section has no major cracks, just the 2 upper mount lugs.

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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 3:46 pm

I hope you have a TIG welder and can find some monel rod.

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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 3:54 pm

the welder who will do this, has TIG, MIG, arc stick, oxy-acetylene.

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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 4:19 pm

its very hard to get my bearings on it :cry: I want a complete top to bottom shot looking at the front when you can? it appears like it has a magazine and a hopper above that :shock: This one is gonna be an undertaking like ive never seen before :clap: I cant wait to see her as it progresses... this will be a year long project im sure and I for one am glad you made thread for it here!

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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 4:27 pm

Real worthwhile project rr :)
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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 5:41 pm

dcrane wrote:its very hard to get my bearings on it :cry: I want a complete top to bottom shot looking at the front when you can? it appears like it has a magazine and a hopper above that :shock: This one is gonna be an undertaking like ive never seen before :clap: I cant wait to see her as it progresses... this will be a year long project im sure and I for one am glad you made thread for it here!
I'm just playin' stoves. :D if I get time and it is not too cold outside, maybe I can do a mockup assembly full standing.
ps-footnote credit to the Antique Stove Hospital webpage for the "rustjacking" term. that needs to go into Webster's Dictionary. 8-)

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Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 9:20 pm

WOW is all I got to say. This is going to be one post I will follow. I have passed on a couple of stoves that were in not as bad a shape as this one is in simply because I didn't have the skills in welding cast. I tried it once and it held about a week and then cracked again next to where I welded. Improper heating treating and cooling was suspect.

Please be sure to post photo's as you go. I get all kind of bad ideas when I see someone take on a project like this.

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Post Tue. Dec. 31, 2013 2:58 pm

Welcome to the forum Rusty, You get a great prodject on that stove. Keep on posting

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Post Tue. Dec. 31, 2013 3:19 pm

Welcome RR. Can't wait to see it when it's done. Please keep us updated. Matt


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