Home Stove Works #25 Base Burner Restoration

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Pauliewog
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
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 Thu. Feb. 18, 2016 6:53 pm

This is the hinged plate that I haven't seen ona stove before. At first I thought it was a vent for the magazine, but it seems like they went thru a lot more work with the hinge and stops just to create a vent.

There are captions on the pictures describing the views.

Paulie
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View thru top
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Door open with magazine level down 6"
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Door closed with magazine full
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
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 Thu. Feb. 18, 2016 7:00 pm

There is a 3/8" gap behind the door extending down to the firepot. In the second picture you can see the offset cast into the rear lip of the magazine maintaining the 3/8" gap.

Paulie
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Magazine indentation on right side
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
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 Fri. Aug. 26, 2016 4:45 pm

Summer is almost gone, and before we know it the heating season will be here. I spent most of the summer on outdoor projects but figured I better get my broken footrest repaired and missing nameplate pattern made, so I can get them recast and plated.

I didn't want to dismantle any more of the stove, until these projects were done and fitted so I put my mind to it and got started.

After giving up searching for the correct name plate shelf, I decided to find one close to the size and modify it to fit. I picked up three different ones on ebay, and settled on the Wherle .

The plan was to grind off the lettering, cut it to fit the contour of the stove, add a filler to compensate for shrinkage, add mounting tabs, and personalize it with our family name, without doing any modifications to the stove itself.

I will post a few pictures of the progress I made so far this past week.

Paulie
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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post Fri. Aug. 26, 2016 10:44 pm

The next step was to fill in the ends with bondo, build out two tabs so that it will hook around the existing wings and attach it to the stove.

Added a little bondo to the contour and tabs to compensate for casting shrinkage, and cut in and extended the pattern grooves.

Rather than attempting to recreate the grooved background behind the raised lettering, I found a suitable hard decorative craft paper at Michael's Craft Store and glued it in.

I also found a set of 1-1/2" plastic letters with a period font that I could bend to the contour and glue on the background.

Paulie
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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 12:14 am

Excellent work, Paulie.

Can hardly wait to see the finished casting !!!!

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 1:21 am

Sunny Boy wrote:Excellent work, Paulie.

Can hardly wait to see the finished casting !!!!

Paul
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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 9:33 am

Nicely done sir! Please keep us updated :up:
When faced with a seemingly impossible task, my grandfather always said "can't never can, untill try comes along"

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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 9:57 am

i'll say, the wizardry a number of you guys can pull off to keep these units in play is boggling
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
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 Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 12:11 pm

SWPaDon wrote:
Sunny Boy wrote:Excellent work, Paulie.

Can hardly wait to see the finished casting !!!!

Paul
+1
Thanks guys ! I worked on building up the bottom last night, and gave it a few coats of high build primer.

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 Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 12:23 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Nicely done sir! Please keep us updated :up:
Thanks WL ! This morning, I gave the top a few shots of primer and it's almost there.

Paulie
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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 12:54 pm

KingCoal wrote:i'll say, the wizardry a number of you guys can pull off to keep these units in play is boggling
Keeping them in play Steve, is a piece of cake......... I nominate you as the Grand Wizard of Efficiency Modifications. :D

I think tomorrows project will be welding up my footrest. It appears someone in the past used it as a step ladder. :taz:

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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 1:15 pm

Pauliewog wrote:
Thanks WL ! This morning, I gave the top a few shots of primer and it's almost there.

Paulie
Nice

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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 9:08 pm

The letters are crocked.
I think a man does what he can, untill his destiny is revealed. Right now that is trying to sell my EFM plate boilers in 520 and 700 sizes.

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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 Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 10:22 pm

Scottscoaled wrote:The letters are crocked.
Scott ....The first one was straight when I started ! :shots: :shots:

Besides, On a really cloudy day you won't be able to see that from your greenhouse :D

Paulie
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Post Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 10:52 pm

You know I'm kidding? That is some nice work. How did you do it?
I think a man does what he can, untill his destiny is revealed. Right now that is trying to sell my EFM plate boilers in 520 and 700 sizes.


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