Wedgewood Circulating Heater No 14

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Post By: jibs1723 » Sat. Feb. 17, 2018 6:56 pm

Hi everyone,

I just acquired a Wedgewood coal stove and am having a hard time finding any information on it. I was wondering if anyone on here has any experience or information on them? I have some work to do on it before its ready to burn. I got it pretty cheap, and there are a couple cracks in the top of the firebox that i am going to weld up and I think I either need to patch some of the upper barrel or replace it entirely. The grates look decent and the stove looks cool and fits in the location I am planning for it. Haven't dug into it much but this is the first place I thought of going to try and find some information. Such a wealth of knowledge in one place.

Any info/questions/suggestions would be appreciated!!
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Post By: coaledsweat » Sat. Feb. 17, 2018 7:28 pm

Post up a picture of the grates if you can. Looks like a nice one.

That appears to be a porcelin finish, yes?

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Post By: jibs1723 » Sat. Feb. 17, 2018 8:57 pm

Yes it's a porcelain finish. I've been looking at it a bit more and found that it says Jas Graham MFG called out on it also. The grates are weird looking to me. Not that I actually have any experience with old coal stoves like this haha. They actually rotate and the center pulls in and out. Actually opens up a fair bit. Confuses me as to the point of that. Wouldn't a lot of coal fall out if you pulled it too far? Attached some pics of the grates and the area that needs repair.
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Post By: scalabro » Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 8:34 am

[quote=jibs1723 post_id=660949 time=1518919025 user_id=27431The grates are weird looking to me. Not that I actually have any experience with old coal stoves like this haha. They actually rotate and the center pulls in and out. Actually opens up a fair bit. Confuses me as to the point of that. Wouldn't a lot of coal fall out if you pulled it too far? Attached some pics of the grates and the area that needs repair.
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Those are called “Draw Center” grates. Before shaking down the stove the center is pulled out to its mechanical stop and ash is dropped down into the pan with a poker through the “clinker door”. We need to see more pics to ensure you have one (clinker door). After the ashes drop, but before the red coals drop, the center grate is pushed back in. It takes a bit of getting used to but I prefer them to any other style grate. They are simple, easy to recast if necessary and quite durable. Can you get us a picture of the front of the stove where the center grate protrudes out?


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Post By: jibs1723 » Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 10:42 am

Scalabro that's very interesting. I am attaching some pictures of the front of the stove but there is also a small door on the bottom right side that sounds like the clinker door you are talking about. You can see it on the right side the ash pan box side. It doesn't open all the way at the moment but maybe that is the clinker door you're talking about? Wasn't sure what else it would be used for.
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Post By: freetown fred » Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 10:56 am

My common sense opinion (which is a dying art it seems) would be YEP!! :)

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Post By: scalabro » Sun. Feb. 18, 2018 5:04 pm

That’s the clinker door jibs!

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