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Offline 567paloggger

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old wood stoves
« on: January 14, 2010, 05:14:38 pm »
does anyone still burn the old fisher and all nighter wood stoves i think they are the best they are much better than the new ones it seems i burn an all nighter big moe and i have others i refurbish during the winter months as a hobby but my stove will burn for 12 to 15 hours at a time just wondering if anyone else burns the older stoves still thanks guys

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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 06:54:36 pm »
I have a Big Moe I bought used in 1981. Use it 24/7 for 5 months every year. Still looks as good today as the day I bought it.
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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 07:30:40 pm »
We have one from the late 80's, a Federal Airtight from Vermont Castings, that is burning day and night all through winter. It is our primary source of heat and it does a good job.
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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 03:30:28 pm »
vermont casings makes very nice well performing wood stoves

My free hat machine outdoor stove is actually made by timber ridge, they have produced wood stoves for years.
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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 05:32:23 pm »
Vermont Defiant, we like it alot.

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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 02:48:45 pm »
I grew up with a fisher.  Two cut pieces and rounds of hardwood.. maple..and small pieces in between.  Also my mom cooked cooked on an old 1863 homecomfort.  Great for thanksgiving.

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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2010, 06:04:19 pm »
Riteway from the 70's

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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 06:32:36 pm »
Oh, yeah, we have a Copper Clad in the basement (my bestman's wedding gift to us), s when TSHF we will cooking on that baby. I still cant understand the logic of a pellet stove, unless it can burn corn and your a corn farmer.  ::)

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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 08:22:22 am »
Don't buy a Englander, I did wish I hadn't :'( >:(
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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 04:13:34 pm »
Don't buy a Englander, I did wish I hadn't :'( >:(

I had a little better luck with my Englander.  I bought it second hand in 1990.  My brother in law bartered for it for some repair work he did on a guy's car.  When I got it, it had been sitting outside for six months and was pretty rusty.  I cleaned it up, applied some black and relined the fire brick.  It has been heating my parents home (a 1910 4-Square) for the last 17-18 years.  The best $100 I ever spent. 

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 05:32:10 pm »
I have a Glacier Bay woodstove, was put in this house in the 70's. Good stove, burns 24-7 during the winter. Just had to replace the fire brick.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 05:37:00 pm »
Don't buy a Englander, I did wish I hadn't :'( >:(

I had a little better luck with my Englander.  I bought it second hand in 1990.  My brother in law bartered for it for some repair work he did on a guy's car.  When I got it, it had been sitting outside for six months and was pretty rusty.  I cleaned it up, applied some black and relined the fire brick.  It has been heating my parents home (a 1910 4-Square) for the last 17-18 years.  The best $100 I ever spent. 

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Mines got a glass door. They have the intake coming over the top of the glass to suppsedly keep it clean but what happens is the air comes in and goes right up the stack. Not much air gets to the coals. MAkes it hard to get a good hot fire going.
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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2010, 05:41:59 pm »
raider mill i will sell you a fisher mama bear but its gonna cost you

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2010, 05:56:04 pm »
I remember those old fisher stoves. Helped a friend put one in back in the 70's. I think it too was a mama bear.
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Re: old wood stoves
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2010, 06:28:21 pm »
We got a Kodiak when we built the house 25 years ago....It has two doors with glass..I managed to break one once...replaced the gaskets several times and the brick when they get broke up too much...It looks as good as the day I put it in and works great    will hold fire over night ....Tim
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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 08:58:01 pm »
Just brokered a deal for a friend. It's a orele , round stove that was made in oregon. Got it for $150, it was seating outside for awhile, but cleaned up nice. They went for over $1500 when they where new. Had one that I got for a cord of firewood but sold it too cheap. Wish I still had it best burner I ever had, and good looking too.

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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2010, 05:20:03 pm »
Had a fisher baby bear, they are nice stoves, but can coke up (the Chimeny) real quick if you don't pay attention to how you are burning.  Easy way to clean the chimney though when you do find out you were burning to lean on air,for too long, and the chimney starts screaming, and you are sporting a 10 ft plus flame out the raincap.  Sold the baby bear, and had an older Lopi upstairs, moved it to the basement, and now it heats the whole house, (about 1800 sq. ft.).  Anyone ever used or seen those fancy soapstone stoves?  They look real nice, and they say they heat longer than steel??
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2010, 06:01:18 pm »
Every household around here had an Enterprise kitchen wood burning stove. And that's in days with no such thing as insulation and -30F January. Even in old fish and game camps in my lifetime, there was an Enterprise sitting right there. My furnace is also Enterprise. I can bead the sweat out on ya real quick with that baby. ;D

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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010, 01:55:02 pm »
Oh, yeah, we have a Copper Clad in the basement (my bestman's wedding gift to us), s when TSHF we will cooking on that baby. I still cant understand the logic of a pellet stove, unless it can burn corn and your a corn farmer.  ::)

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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2010, 12:59:57 pm »
So what are you going to do when the power goes out, run a generater to run your pellet stove?? I guess the power dosen't go out where you live. I'd say most people who have an old wood stove have them so they don't have to rely on a power company or pellet manufacter for they're heat. At least I do.