Home Stove Works #25 Base Burner Restoration

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Pauliewog
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Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
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Post Tue. Jun. 23, 2015 10:29 pm

This stove was well maintained and in the same family for over 100 years. The owners were selling their home and moving into a smaller space, forcing them to put the stove up for sale.

It was originally listed on Craigslist for $1,500 then reduced last week to $350 as the closing drew near.

I contacted the seller on Thursday, and requested additional information and detailed pictures. One of the footrests is cracked in half, and the other has a tab broken off , but the pieces are all there, I am not sure if the #25 had a front name badge or side wings

I received the pictures on Friday, showed them to my wife & daughter, contacted the seller, and agreed on a purchase price. The closing was scheduled for Monday afternoon, so I left for Long Island at 5 am so that I could be there to pick it up before noon.

Traffic was horrible as usual , in and out of the city, but all and all it was well worth the trip.

The stove looks like it's been inside most of its life, but hasn't seen a fire in over 40 years. The nickel is painted over , and the finial looks l well preserved with a coat of tinted laquer.

The grates look really good, as does what I can see of the firepot.. No signs of cracks or rust jacking, and other than the check damper being froze, I don't anticipate any unforseen problems.

Got it home safe and sound, and brushed on some citrus based stripper in a few areas just to see what's under the paint. Covered it with a grocery bag and, let it work it's magic.

Paulie
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Post Tue. Jun. 23, 2015 11:11 pm

You cheater :D you gots a winch. Your supposed to horse that heavy stove up in there like us peasants do ;)

Good find my friend, keep us updated on the restore. :)

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Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post Tue. Jun. 23, 2015 11:47 pm

SWPaDon wrote:You cheater :D you gots a winch. Your supposed to horse that heavy stove up in there like us peasants do ;)

Good find my friend, keep us updated on the restore. :)
Hey buddy .......This old man's got two bad knees that are gettin replaced soon. :D I can still throw those 200 pounders in but these bigger ones just take too much out of me.

I thought the lady was going to have a stroke when she saw I was alone. It was a little rough getting it down the basement at home myself. That's when I should have used the come-a-long :shock:
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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
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Post Wed. Jun. 24, 2015 12:14 am

OK .....I took the plastic bags off , and after a few minutes with a little steel wool, soap and water, it looks promising.

I didn't plan to work on this stove till I finish the Dockash and the Stewart, but I may just strip the rest of the nickel parts to see if they can be saved.

The finial looks brand new , although in the picture it looks like silver paint. Quite a contrast to the patina on the bonnet.
Paulie
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Post Wed. Jun. 24, 2015 5:47 am

What a beautiful stove! You made an excellent find. It may have been a long drive and horrible traffic but you scored BIG time!!!

And he was right.....not only do you have a winch, you have ramps. Two bad knees = winch and ramps. If I had em I would use em myself :lol:
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Post Wed. Jun. 24, 2015 6:44 am

That beauty is cleaning up nice, Paulie. It's going to be a looker when it's finished.

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Post Wed. Jun. 24, 2015 6:57 am

Nice find, AGAIN! Looking forward to seeing it cleaned up :D
Rob

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Post Wed. Jun. 24, 2015 11:02 am

blrman07 wrote:What a beautiful stove! You made an excellent find. It may have been a long drive and horrible traffic but you scored BIG time!!!

And he was right.....not only do you have a winch, you have ramps. Two bad knees = winch and ramps. If I had em I would use em myself :lol:
Thank You Larry, When it was first posted I started searching for some information and ran across Smithy's thread on his "Home Stove Works Perfect 414". I really like the casting design on the base heater and double heater portions.
The #25 has more scrolls in the side panels than the 414, and that's a feature that attracted me.

Those ramps have been a lifesaver. I picked them up at Harbor Freight for around $40 . They work great for loading my mower , tiller, and of course stoves :D They fold right up and are easy to store.

Paulie
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Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post Wed. Jun. 24, 2015 11:21 am

SWPaDon wrote:That beauty is cleaning up nice, Paulie. It's going to be a looker when it's finished.
I owe it all to you again buddy ! It sparked my interest when you first posted it, but was priced too high. My Son In law made an offer then but was politely refused.

When another interested party mentioned making a flower planter out of it :shock: ........................ It was time for " Paulie's Stove Rescue" to step up to the plate :out:
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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post Wed. Jun. 24, 2015 11:40 am

northernmainecoal wrote:Nice find, AGAIN! Looking forward to seeing it cleaned up :D
Thanks Rob ! In my opinion,this is the best time of the year to find a good deal on a stove.

People are cleaning out their cellars and garages, and fewer guys are out there thinking about stoves.

I exceeded my limit for this winters stove projects, so it has to be a real deal for me to buy any more!

The last thing I want to do is make a job out of my hobby :D

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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
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Post Wed. Feb. 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Just too many work projects and too little time, but I finally decided on the exact location for this stove . I am in the process of dividing up the basement, built a room around the stoker, and turning the remainder into my " Man Cave". 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

I wanted to be able to switch off between the Home Works 25 and my Merry Bride so the base tile, flue and double heater exhaust locations had to work for both. Now thats decided, I better get started working on the stove .

I stripped it down a bit, and moved it in the new stoker room / workshop.

Paulie
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Post Wed. Feb. 17, 2016 9:18 pm

that is a very handsome stove, I have not seen much from that co. that stove has very nice lines, good find. looking forward to seeing more of it. Wilson

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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
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Post Thu. Feb. 18, 2016 1:06 am

wilsons woodstoves wrote:that is a very handsome stove, I have not seen much from that co. that stove has very nice lines, good find. looking forward to seeing more of it. Wilson
Thanks Skip, so far I haven't found much information regarding the company, other than an old picture of the factory which looked pretty decent sized.

There is a hinged baffle that sits above the recessed magazine across the back of the stove that I haven't seen before. It only swings down about 3/8". My guess is that it folds back when the magazine is full, and as the coal drops down below, it swings forward allowing more heat to be radiated to the back wall against the double heater chambers.

I will post some pictures of that portion tomorrow now that its on the bench.

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Post Thu. Feb. 18, 2016 3:46 pm

Do you intend to have a duplicate grate set made? "Just in case"?

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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
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Post Thu. Feb. 18, 2016 6:32 pm

deepwoods wrote:Do you intend to have a duplicate grate set made? "Just in case"?
I'm considering it, only because like Wilson mentioned, I haven't seen a lot of stoves stoves made by this company either.

The grates are in nice shape and are easily removable, One of the footrests is broken, and as soon as I weld and polish it up,I'm going to have two of them recast. I also want to make a personalized pattern for the front name badge and have that cast at the same time.

The firepot is slightly out of round, but not enough to warrant recasting at this time. What I will probably do is hold off for a season or two, and when I restore the "Worlds Argand " I'll make up a pattern and have a spare firepot and spare grates cast.

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