1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Anyone heard of a Waterford 103?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by heatherd, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. wmfeagle

    wmfeagle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Loc:
    northern Ohio
    I have one with steel doors, no glass, been in service 25 years. It has a provision to pipe in outside air, and a plate for directing the flow of room air over the hot vertical surfaces.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. chrisbell

    chrisbell New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    S E Pa
    For anyone asking about these stoves (Waterford 103, I recently acquired one and it came with the 4 page manual. I suspect there are many ore stoves out there on their second, third or fourth owners, w/o the manuals that came w/ them. I'll try to get some help to scan it and make it available. It has 20 times the detail that the old Morso 1-B manual had. Chris Bell
  3. wmfeagle

    wmfeagle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Loc:
    northern Ohio
    Chris, could you e-mail me a copy? nicelots@aol.com. Mine heats a 4,000 sqft house in the snow belt, still use gas heat, but with a fan and overhead fan it shuts the gas furnace off

    wmfeagle
  4. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2005
    Messages:
    12,255
    Loc:
    Western Mass.
    I will gladly scan any manual, post it here in the wiki, and mail it back to you or email you electronic copy (or both)....

    So let me know if you want to take me up on this and I'll PM my mailing address.
  5. wmfeagle

    wmfeagle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Loc:
    northern Ohio
  6. chrisbell

    chrisbell New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    S E Pa
    I'll get my son's help(probably late tomorrow) on the scanning business and send this to anyone who's interested or make it available thru a link. I've lots of experience w/ things I bought used w/ no instructions or manuals, and I know how nice it is to find one a keystroke away, for free! Chris
  7. sarah

    sarah New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Loc:
    san fran, CA
    hi chris-

    could you email me the manual for the waterford 103 that you mentioned? i've just inherited one that i'm in love with, but am dealing with my local building inspector who wants to refer to the manufacturers specs.....it would help so much to have the paperwork from the stove.

    thanks
    sarah
    bikergeek2u@hotmail.com
  8. schofieldr

    schofieldr New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    england
    Hello
    I have been using a Waterford 103 for some twenty years as secondary heating (although its output is huge and probably would heat the whole cottage ) and i bought it secondhand . i love it ,it is just HUGE in all ways , it burns anything logs coal (with fitted basket (least efficient in this mode ) peat or anything else combustable and is a joy to use. when i first moved into the cottage ( 3 knocked into one . wooden beamed and all that ....Emglish style ) because of damp problems i burned it day and night for some 18 months until it dried out the building .
    just a word of warning it does throw out a lot of heat (somebody said up to 60,000 btu) and so mount it on stone base and away from combustable materials .....mine in in huge Cheshire brick fireplace with Yorkstone base and roof then out into external cement lined flue encased by Cheshire brick again.

    If i can help in any way contact me via this means and i will provide a contact number.
  9. schofieldr

    schofieldr New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    england
    hi Chris,
    If you ever did manage to scan that manual , would you send me a copy to

    rogerschofield@btopenworld.com

    Thank you

    ps did these stoves originate in Ireland or foundary areas of England ?

    regards

    Roger
  10. brietta

    brietta New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Loc:
    ny
    chris beel read your info for waterford 103 stove dated 2009 could you email me manual briettajea@yahoo.com thank you
  11. zxcv

    zxcv New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Loc:
    isreal
    i have a waterford 103 with 4 pipes for intake outtake in the back. What are they for? Can i heat radiators through them?Could Chris e-mail a manual?Our e-mail adress is chavachia@gmail.com Thank you-Yakov
  12. Butchman

    Butchman New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    Western NC
    If anyone does have that Waterford 103 manual in e-mail form, please send me a copy at petevg@optonline.net I just purchased one for my basement, approximately 1400 sq ft. Sounds like it will have no problem heating the area. What's the issue with the 8" outlet?
  13. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,737
    Loc:
    Northeastern MA (near Lowell)
    Two potential issues - one is whether or not a stack with a smaller cross section will be able to provide enough draft to power the unit... The second is code related - it is generally a code violation to hook up a stove with one cross section size to a stack with a smaller cross section, UNLESS there is a specific mention in the manual that it is OK to do so... Obviously not a problem if you have an 8" stack to begin with, but if not...

    Gooserider
  14. Butchman

    Butchman New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    Western NC
    Thanks Gooserider. Hopefully someone has a manual that they can e-mail me to get those specifics. ChrisBell??
  15. riverlightdesign

    riverlightdesign New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Loc:
    Griswold, CT
    Hi I bought my house 2 yrs ago and I have this stove in my basement. So far it's worked pretty great. Been running it a lot this fall and all the outside surfaces have started turning ash grey. I think I'm supposed to treat with something called stove black? Probably just wait till spring at this point. Also I went downstairs yesterday and noticed the glass on one of the doors has broken so I'm definitely not running it for a while. I'll post some pictures tonight. Also if anyone has the manual I could really use that!

    Chris
    riverlightdesign@yahoo.com
  16. AIMSWEEP

    AIMSWEEP New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Loc:
    Southern Ontario
    Need a manual up here as well- broken glass can be done by a glazier- just remove the door and take it to your local guy and get pyroceramic glass installed
    But would appreciate a manual if anyone has one!!
    thanks
    Yvette in Canada
  17. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,737
    Loc:
    Northeastern MA (near Lowell)
    Stove Black, or alternatively high temperature black spray paint (There is a brand specifically intended for woodstoves) is a proper treatment, but it should also be pointed out that stove surfaces turning grey or white can be a sign of over-firing! That you've had a window break is also a bad sign... Before just slapping paint or stove black on it, I'd want to be sure that you aren't running it too hot...

    Gooserider
  18. kentbelmont

    kentbelmont New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Hi Chris. I just moved into a new home that has a Waterford 103 wood stove and I don't have a manual. If you could email me a copy at knsebost@comcast.net I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Kent
  19. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    46,069
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA

Share This Page