Russo C3 Glass Question

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. Apr. 29, 2017 9:52 pm

Hi folks, I was given a 1980 Russo #3. Other than being rusty and a broken glass window it's fine. On which side of the glass does the wire mesh go? One would think on the inside to spread heat evenly over the glass surface but then perhaps on the outside for protection against external damage and safety in case of a blow out?

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Post Sat. Apr. 29, 2017 9:57 pm

Inside w/ the screen S. How come no pix???????????? I mean REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Post Sat. Apr. 29, 2017 10:00 pm

Thanks Fred -You da man!! Pics?? it's rusty as H*** and pretty common isn't it?

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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 7:10 am

BUT----- I'm bettin you're gonna clean her up a tad??????? :D
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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 7:17 am

My Crane has the screen on the outside. This allows you to clean the inside of the glass when needed.
Been cooking coal with the Crane for over 30 yrs.

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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 9:08 am

Coalvet, Thanks for the response. Mesh on the outside to allow cleaning of glass. Makes sense.

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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 10:20 am

On some stoves the screen is inside as Fred said. That's to protect the tempered glass from coal impacts cracking it as fresh coal heats up then snaps, pops, and shoots off pieces. Not much of a problem on stoves meant to burn the smaller sizes of coal, like rice and pea, but it can be with stoves big enough to burn nut and stove coal.

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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 10:33 am

I'm guessin it real seriously depends on the stove--I'm not familiar with that one but friends have them on the inside of theirs--forget the brand stoves--they just looked like they belonged there. I know I clean the outside of my glass more often then inside. Scary stuff, but I'm bettin it will be a judgment call as to what looks right--love to see some pix though???
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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 3:45 pm

Thanks for the input guys. Looking carefully at the broken glass, I see soot marks in the shape of the hexagonal mesh so I guess the mesh, at least with this stove, is on the inside. I'll send pics when I'm finished.

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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 5:32 pm

Come on S, we want to see some progress pix!! :o :) Good call on the screen!
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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 7:35 pm

Can get the pic right side up!
Just wire brushed and ground the rust. Ran out of primer on the front. Waiting for more Thermolux primer and midnight blue paint and glass. Maybe by the end of next week I can fire it up
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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 7:38 pm

Lookin real good S. Not to worry on the pix--don't forget, we got some cyber genius's on here! Somebody will flip it--FYI--I'm not one of them!! :lol:
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Post Wed. May. 03, 2017 6:19 pm

Maybe does not need the wire mesh at all. Most stoves don't have it.
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