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  1. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Hearthstone got me in touch with a gentleman named Randy who restores Hearthstone stoves.I told them I was looking for a old Hearthstone One.They said Randy restores them and gave me his number.Some weeks went by after I called Randy with no feed back.So a week ago Randy calls and ask if I was still interested in the "One" ?I said yes .He said he would rebuild it and bring it to me for $1400,00.I said I'm waiting for him and the stove as we speak.Man I feel like a kid at Christmas time.I 'm hyperventilating just thinking about it.
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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Opening a stove museum Rich? ;lol

    Congrats on realizing your dream.
  3. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Thanks,The LOPI is being sold and the Mansfield will go where it is and the "One" will be in the basement where the Mansfield is.This will be a Hearthstone home.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Like a rock...
  5. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Love the old H1, pics or it never happened:cool:
  6. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    It hasn't happen yet.I'm waiting for that final "It's ready call get your boys ready ".Then we'll set a time to receive it and four of us will lug it in all nearly eight hundred pounds of it.I guess the biggest problem I'll have is how do I post a picture or two once everything is all set.
  7. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    She is a heavy one, well worth it:cool:
  8. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Moving an H1 is hernia territory. Use the force Rich and be careful. Leverage and wheels are wonderful helps.
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    For the curious this is an H1.

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  10. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Is that stove efficient,or is it a smoke dragon?
  11. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    It's the greatest stove I ever came in contact with.I always like telling the story of my first experience with the H1.Many years ago I was at my cousin's ski lodge in Maine which had the H1 in it.We built a fire that Friday night that we arrived.Once that thing got going it was so hot in the lodge we were walking around in our underware.The lodge was about 3000sq feet.We eventually put on cloths to go outside in below zero temps just to cool off.We built one fire which kept that place heated all weekend.We didn't dare put any more wood in that thing.We wanted the stove to cool down and I guess it did after we left.That was an amazing experience.My cousin sold the lodge but told me I could have the stove since I loved it so much.I could not figure how to move it so I left it.Now my H1 will be coming to me.A dream come true.
  12. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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  13. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    There'll be four of us plus an Eseaclera stair climber.
  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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  15. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    The Manny is great but it's just a shadow of what the H1 can do.That pictured H1 maybe a earlier or later model of the 0ne I knew.I'll call them when I get a chance and ask them why that model doesn't have the 10 inch oval to 8 inch.
  16. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The H1 is not as nearly as efficient as the Mansfield, it has a single, low secondary tube. But it has a big belly that will put out the heat when well fed.
  17. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    It was not just the heat the "One" put out that was outstanding it was also the fact that we filled it and got it going good damp it down it put out crazy heat for the whole weekend on one load.For me that's more than just efficient it's miraculous.
  18. ScotO

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    Nice looking classic stove, for sure! Can't wait to see your restored stove installed and burning a fire!
  19. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    How and what do I need to put pictures on the forum.I might as well get to know while I'm waiting for the stove.
  20. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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  21. Rich L

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  22. Motor7

    Motor7 Feeling the Heat

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    I can answer that Q...that's my H1 that I rebuilt. I drove 4hrs way back in the hills of KY to buy it. The poor thing was sitting out in the yard uncovered. It had been overfired(best guess is coal) & the baffle was melted through. It was missing the intake collar & flapper, the top oval flue collar, the bimetallic coil that operates the intake of air and a few other things. The original top collar was oval, but they don't make them anymore, so I bought the full round to replace it. I think the full round is less restrictive since I had was able cut off some brick corners & make the exit opening larger. My original build thread is on here someplace. Thanks to Defiant scrounging for me I have the bimetallic coil which works perfect.


    Rich, I see on another thread you have the H1 installed......still waiting for pic's!
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  23. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Yo Motor,Bro.Bart supplied that picture from a store in Maine.I can't make out your location signature it looks like Eastern Tenn.So where are you really ?If you are in Tenn. I'm wondering how did a company in Maine get the picture of your beautiful stove ?
    I don't have the gizmos to generate pictures.Though I will give a written report once the "One" is performing.It's in the basement.
  24. Rich L

    Rich L Minister of Fire

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    Motor7 you did a great job restoring that stove.How did you acquire the know how to do it?My restorer works for Hearthstone and he rebuilds Hearthstone stoves on the side.He says he's of a dying breed and here you are way down south.He's up in Vermont.What a conversation you two would have about stove restorations.
  25. Motor7

    Motor7 Feeling the Heat

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    Rich, Bart grabbed the photo off here in one of my earlier threads & I am in TN. As for knowing how to rebuild one, well let's just say they are like a puzzle, they do seem overwhelming to disassemble and fix. But the reality is that someone put it together, so it has to come apart then go back together assuming it isn't warped so bad no new parts won't fit. I just did as much research as I could then dove in. For some reason the search engine here can't find my old build thread....don't know what happened to it.

    Anyway, Jim Casavant at Hearthstone helped me run down some parts and answered a bunch of questions for me....great guy. I spent around $600 on parts, so you guy did your rebuild for a fair price since it is a lot of work. Here are some before pic's:
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