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Another overfired CL beauty of a stove...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Qcgirl, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Qcgirl

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  2. SKIN052

    SKIN052 Minister of Fire

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    Why would you say over fired? I see a bit of rust on the door frame but other than that looks good. I would never put it in my house but for a garage or cabin these are great heaters. I actually have a similar one in a cabin that I maintain for work.
  3. albertj03

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    I don't think the door is supposed to be white. What I can't figure out is why would someone from Bangor, ME post an ad on NH CL? I live in Southern Maine and I wouldn't even drive to Bangor to buy a wood stove, too long of a haul.
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    I really hope that not the case, dear god, I hope not. I think that is actually gray for a reason, seems too uniform.
  5. begreen

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    It looks like it has been rode hard. Like the ad says, it can really put out the heat.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Looks fine to me. With the caveat that I would want to look inside the firebox.

    And the caveat that one of those things would never burn in my house. Realizing that they have been heating a lot of places for a long time.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Around here people still look at the old Ashley woodstoves as one of the best stoves ever made . . . of course these are the same folks who are just now cutting the wood for this winter . . . the same folks who think an "air-tight" stove which you can damper down and have a fire smolder all night long is fantastic . . . the same folks who still have mullets from the 1980s . . . and the same folks who think it is normal and perfectly acceptable to have one (or two) chimney fires each year.
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    :lol:
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    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    why would anyone want to paint the firebox white???!!!! (kidding) i had one of those once upon a time , never hooked it up , just sat in the garage until a friend who was hard on their luck and needed free heat inherited it. it heated well and i know he didnt overfire it having been over to his house several times while he ran it. its a functional stove but one should be diligent in operating it as it would be an easy stove to overfire and the castings in it werent all that great i had lined the box with brick for that reason. you lose a bit of firebox size but i think you gain with thermal mass and maybe a little peace of mind.

    you couldnt pay me to come get the one the OP listed
  10. HouseCrusher

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    Those things are ugly. They look like a guitar amp. Yuk.
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    you can get those brand new for what he is asking for his new one,.
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    That Craigslist gem looks remarkably like the stove my father put in the living room against my mother's express and firmly stated wishes. She loathed it because it was just about as homely as sin and steadfastly refused to have anything to do with operating it over the years. It was an ongoing protest against having something she hated foisted upon her and having her opinion brushed aside and trivialized. After my father died it was among the first things to be culled. It was a happy day for her.

    Watching her reaction to that butt ugly thing over the years hardened my own resolve to never allow something so homely in my own living room. I decided early on that if I had to look at it every single day, I was going to insist on an attractive aesthetic; praise be a husband who not only understood but selected a truly handsome stove. His willingness to buy "new" instead of a cheap, questionably safe "yardsale special" spoke volumes about equality in marriage.

    I am a firm believer in "handsome is as handsome does" and "there never was a good hoss in a bad color", but where stoves and wives are concerned wise is the man who makes the time to listen and involve his spouse in the selection process. Trust me on this, guys.
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    Beauty is sometimes in the eyes of the beholder. My wife would never let an Elm in the house, or a Blaze King in the living room, or a Sedore in the house, but that doesn't mean these aren't good stoves.
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    Exactly, BeGreen!

    And that's why all the prinicipal players need to have equal "say" in the selection of the stove that will not only grace, but heat their home! Taste and style vary greatly form one person to the next. It's important that whatever stove arrives in a home is both safely installed and aesthetically acceptable to BOTH parties. Heating with wood requires commitment and labor... when you both like the recepticle of the wood it makes everything a whole lot easier, yes? ;)
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    got Sedore owners in the hood?
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    my wife is super hot, suggesting that I have an eye for beauty. My wife, on the other hand, picked me. I think that should immediately disqualify her from being included in selection of anything with regards to looks.....
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    aint real without pics
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    I am ugly. You don't want a pic to prove it, lol.
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    What our beautiful wives see in us I'll never know either Danno . . . I just figure I somehow got very, very lucky . . . I laughed a bit at your comment . . . very true and funny.
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    They got the vote by an act of Congress. Congress doesn't decide who picks the stoves in this house. :lol:

    My stove looks better than Susan B. Anthony did.

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