Charter Oak Parlor Furnace Project

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Post by Dezrailer1099 » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 3:41 am

Hi. I’m new here hopefully you guys can provide some help with my project.
I am trying to get my great grandfather’s Charter Oak parlor furnace working.
It has a patented date September 23/24
I think it is a model 16.
It’s in very good condition for its age. It was in pieces when I received it so it was a puzzle trying to figure it out. I know it will need to be resealed at the seam between the fire box sections.
My grandmother said she thought they used coal but wasn’t 100% sure.
I need to find out what to seal the fire box with. I read that the box’s were lined with something but mine doesn’t look like it has any type of coating.so I need to find out about that for sure also.
Thanks for any help with this project.

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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 6:36 am

Do you have any pics of the inside?

 
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Post by Dezrailer1099 » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 7:10 am

Hi thanks for the reply I have a couple

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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 8:50 am

It has a coal grate and shaker setup. Are you really going to try bit in it?


 
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Post by carlherrnstein » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 9:00 am

The gap around the grate hanger looks large, it probably had either curved firebricks or a one piece refractory liner in it that was destroyed during the initial disassembley.

Menards sells a castable refractory product that works well an sets up quickly. I have used it with cardboard an duct tape "forms"

What general region did this stove come from? What type of coal do you plan on burning in it? The answers will get you more accurate advice.

 
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Post by mntbugy » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 11:29 am

Nothing wrong with the grate hanger. A draw center grate always looks like that. Stove looks to be in very nice condition.

Seal all seams with Oatly/Hercules furnace cement when reassembling.

Slap some super hybond plus refactory on the sides of the firepot. Let it air dry a couple days. Then fire it up.

 
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Post by Dezrailer1099 » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 12:32 pm

Thanks for the help.
He lived mostly in Silver Lake Kansas and that’s where I got it from.
Does the heat lined coating need to be applied on just the lower half of the fire box or does the whole fire box need coated.
I don’t know what type of coal they used or what is still available for this type unit.
I will need to see how far it needs to be away from the drywall and if it requires a floor covering over the hard wood.
Then the vent tubes will be next to find an adapter to fit has an oval 8 7/8x4 1/4”

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 12:46 pm

Refractory on the firepot only. Do a search here for the exhaust pipe adapter. A couple threads have links to online retailers. Does that stove have a built in damper? Where are you located?


 
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Post by carlherrnstein » Fri. Dec. 22, 2023 8:16 pm

It probably was intended to burn bit in Kansas. Check your coal availability before you get much further along.

 
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Post by Randyks » Sat. Dec. 23, 2023 3:54 pm

Silver Lake is about 12 miles from me, there was a local coal mining industry 100 years+. One town even named Carbondale. Slag piles still scattered around there 50 years ago when I was there. Topeka even had a mined coal seam , closed in the 1920's. All bituminous.

 
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Post by warminmn » Sat. Dec. 23, 2023 4:35 pm

When you get it all done I'd probably burn wood in it for a while just to learn how to use it before I tried bit coal. Bit can be a little like burning oiled up tires and will need a little fire control so some practice with wood will help.

Real pretty stove and looks like it was well taken care of.

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