Surdiac Bird Cage

Very popular in the 70's and 80's there is many brands of smaller hand fired coal stoves from many European countries. These can also date back to the turn of the last century. Imported stoves would include such brands as Franco Belge, Saey and Efel among many others.
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Post Sat. Mar. 24, 2012 11:22 am

Woke up this morning, and the wife tells me there's a bird in our coal stove.The little booger actually came down about 18' of 6" metalbestous chimney pipe, took a 90* turn thru the cleanout Tee, another 4-5' of horizontal pipe, past the heat exchanger, into the fire box. 15' in front of the stove was the front door. So I opened it, then the coal door, and the little fellow flew right out. Now I've wrapped the chimney cap with chicken wire. Who'ld've thunk?
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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Post Sat. Mar. 24, 2012 4:55 pm

joeq wrote:Woke up this morning, and the wife tells me there's a bird in our coal stove.The little booger actually came down about 18' of 6" metalbestous chimney pipe, took a 90* turn thru the cleanout Tee, another 4-5' of horizontal pipe, past the heat exchanger, into the fire box. 15' in front of the stove was the front door. So I opened it, then the coal door, and the little fellow flew right out. Now I've wrapped the chimney cap with chicken wire. Who'ld've thunk?
You've got a bird speleologist!

dj

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Post Sat. Mar. 24, 2012 5:31 pm

Maybe it was a coal mining Canary? Just trying to get back home :P


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Post Sat. Mar. 24, 2012 7:49 pm

dlj wrote:
joeq wrote:Woke up this morning, and the wife tells me there's a bird in our coal stove.The little booger actually came down about 18' of 6" metalbestous chimney pipe, took a 90* turn thru the cleanout Tee, another 4-5' of horizontal pipe, past the heat exchanger, into the fire box. 15' in front of the stove was the front door. So I opened it, then the coal door, and the little fellow flew right out. Now I've wrapped the chimney cap with chicken wire. Who'ld've thunk?
You've got a bird speleologist!

dj
A speleo....what? Have to look that one up in my Funken Wagnals
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Post Sat. Mar. 24, 2012 8:34 pm

I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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Post Sat. Mar. 24, 2012 9:43 pm

After reading that article, I'm probably on a "lower level", knowledge wise, than the bird I freed. Thanx for teaching me the word "humble", yet one more time.
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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