Moores Air Tight Heater

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Post By: tommy.t74 » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 9:40 am

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I have a Moores Air Tight Heater No. 702X. Does anyone know if this burns coal? What year it was made? Anything? Found in basement of farmhouse. Thanks for any info!

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Post By: SWPaDon » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 10:01 am

Welcome to the forum.

Most of the Moore's airtights that I've seen do burn wood or coal just as is advertised in the Craigslist ad for the stove you pictured.

Good pictures of the inside are needed to make determintions. Please post pictures of the firepot, and especially the grates.

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Post By: tommy.t74 » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 10:59 am

I don't know anything about the heater. I am trying to sell it, but thought maybe I should make sure that A) I'm not charging too much and B) What it actually burns for sure. I have burnt wood in it, but was told that it might also burn coal.
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Post By: SWPaDon » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 11:13 am

Yes, it should burn coal. But that front grate is very badly warped, it needs replaced and the other one needs checked for straightness.

Are there any cracks in the firepot or heat chamber? You can check this with a very bright light on the outside while looking inside the stove, or put the light inside while checking outside the firebox for light penetration. If this test is done in darkness, it will work very well.

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Post By: tommy.t74 » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 11:51 am

Ok. Thank you. Do you have any idea where I could get some info on this, like the year it was made, etc.?


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Post By: SWPaDon » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 11:57 am

I'm sorry to say that I don't.

If this was posted in the 'hand fired' section, it would have gotten more exposure, but I'll PM a few guys and let them know to look at this for ya.

A rough guess on your stove date would be in the 1950's range.

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Post By: franco b » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 2:10 pm

I would think more like the 1920s. The pictures of the grates are so poor that I don't know if I am looking at camera distortion or not. It looks to have the vertical air slots in the fire pot that have been sealed. They are for burning bit coal.

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Post By: KingCoal » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 2:18 pm

could it be that the ash chamber and the grates are simply packed full of ash. ? this could also have a bearing on the warping.

aren't those classic duplex grates that can be positioned with the "solid " faces up for wood and rotated to the "open" faces for coal ?

maybe..........?

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Post By: jubileejerry » Mon. Jul. 20, 2015 10:19 pm

If you plan to sell the stove it will go better if the inside is cleaned as well as possible, which would also help us see what is there. I have a stove with grates like that, and as KingCoal said, it can be used for either fuel.

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Post By: tommy.t74 » Tue. Jul. 21, 2015 7:52 am

Thank you all for your help on this - all is appreciated. I will clean it up better today and try to post better pics of the inside.


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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Moore's air tight 403B

Post By: Guythree » Tue. Jan. 12, 2016 5:36 pm

I have a Moore's air tight heater, model 403B. It is indoors and attached to a chimney. What is safe to burn in it, wood, coal, charcoal, coke? See attached 4
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Baseburners & Antiques: Moores Brothers 403B

Post By: stanleycz » Thu. May. 11, 2017 3:42 pm

Looking for a base for a Moores 403B - any leads?

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Post By: Doktor5150 » Wed. Apr. 04, 2018 3:07 am

I have a Moores 402B that i need a finial to complete it !! anyone know where i could buy one at?

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Post By: McGiever » Wed. Apr. 04, 2018 9:13 am

eBay, but likely not listed as for a Moores. Sellers often do not know for what stove their finial comes from.

It mostly is up to you as a buyer to recognize what one is correct for your stove.

Takes a bit of detective work. ;)

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