Chappee mancave install

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Post by Nzsteves » Sun. Dec. 05, 2021 7:56 am

Afternoon all.
I have just picked up a chappee stove to heat my mancave and keep my precious tools warm and dry over winter. I have realised it might actually be designed as a coal stove but would like to use wood. Very keen for and knowledge on this stove and guidance on diy installation if anyone keen to share. Many thanks...will try and include a photo now.

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Post by freetown fred » Sun. Dec. 05, 2021 9:02 am

Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Terrible pix N--ya gotta do a tad better LOL--lift the top when doin that. --I got a feelin your located over the big pond?? (might be New Zealand)??Does she have grates inside--a shaker handle or nub on one side or the other outside? I see the lower door probably for a ash-pan?? PLUS--ya need to clean the old girl up--inside especially!!! She's definetly been rode hard & put away wet but that don't matter much--they're a rugged old stove.

 
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Post by Nzsteves » Mon. Dec. 06, 2021 5:54 am

Thanks fred,
Yea from NZ originally, now living in Wales.
Will defiantly be give it a huck out there is old fly ash all over and needs door rope I think I glue this in?
It looks like there are 2 'shaker' handles one left and one right.
Do I need a chimney damper? or do I use just whats on the fire itself.
I'm also wondering if I can use single skin flue from the fire place to the transition to the ceiling (within the room space). Then use double wall from there, 1. to save money on the flue and 2. to retain as much heat in the room.
Is this as suspected a coal stove and is it fine to burn wood instead?
The upper door has been re fastened with non original bolts is this likely to be problem (wonder if they need to be rated for a fire...
So far that's all my questions. thanks again.

 
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Post by freetown fred » Mon. Dec. 06, 2021 6:28 am

N, I use red permatex to hold gaskets--works well for me. I'm pretty sure it's for coal but no problem to burn wood--you're just gonna have to play with it--single skin is fine up to ceiling. I would put a MPD in--if ya don't need it, just leave it open. No problem on new bolts as far a I can see from pix. PS--looks like it's been used to burn wood. :)


 
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Post by KLook » Mon. Dec. 06, 2021 7:08 am

I don't see anything to hold the coal up off the ash area bottom. In other words, grates small enough to cradle nut or coal stove. Looks like a wood burner.

 
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Post by Holdencoal » Mon. Dec. 06, 2021 7:36 am

Do you have the flat/circle grate and it’s handle?


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Post by Chappee8033fan » Tue. Jan. 11, 2022 10:34 pm

Hi,
I have a very closely related Chappee 8033 stove. Not sure the exact differences (other than the door window configuration), but I'm pretty sure they operate substantially the same. You and we need to know the model number; it should be on a small metal tag likely mounted on the exterior rear corner. Then you can search the web for more detailed information. But I'm attaching an operating manual for the 8033 (found on CoalPail) that was issued by a former distributor not far from me in Massachusetts. It's very detailed and accurate. I've been running my stove for about 5 years, and everything they say is exactly right.

Your stove pics show no grates; the stove is designed for coal or wood, but can burn coal only with grates, and wood will also burn much better with grates. Grates are the most vulnerable part of most any stove, for with extensive burning they are likely to warp, sag, and ultimately be difficult to shake, which is likely why your stove was available. I'm not sure about burning wood on the floor of the ash chamber. You may have better luck finding replacement grates there in Europe (do you still think of Wales as in Europe? Over here in States, I think we do, Brexit notwithstanding). But you never know, as I searched for replacement fire brick liners and shockingly found exactly the ones I needed. Believe me, you want grates!

Other parts may be worn out or missing; you need to find out as these are amazing stoves, but you need to be able to certain things like finely control the air intake and safely operate it or you risk a meltdown. Maybe you're already off and running with it and under control. Even so, read these instructions and you'll learn how it was designed to run and be controlled. Good luck!
David K

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