Just sold my Atlanta Stove Works Woodsman stove

Nick Mystic Posted By Nick Mystic, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM

  1. Nick Mystic

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    Back in 1987 when I had just moved to Western NC I was living in an old wood frame house that had been on the market for $24,000 before a small house fire caused significant damage during renovations by the previous owner. I came to buy this house while on vacation (looking at real estate) when I offered the seller $10,000 for the house and all the building materials on the site. My offer was intended as a feeler to find out how much he actually wanted for the house in its damaged condition. Two hours later the realtor called and said, "You bought yourself a house!"

    During my rebuilding I discovered a beautiful brick fireplace behind a living room wall. I reconditioned the fireplace and took down the old unlined chimney since I could remove all the top bricks by just lifting them off by hand! After cleaning all the salvaged bricks I used them to build a three sided heat shield on top of the fireplace using the same footprint for the original chimney (approximately 32" x 18"). There were enough bricks left over to make a hearth 4'x4' in front of the fireplace, which is where I put this woodstove. I wish I had photos to post of that installation, but unfortunately I lost them all when a hard drive crashed and I hadn't backed them up.

    I heated that 1000 sq. ft. home for 15 years with the Woodsman and it did a fine job. When my wife and I bought a home one town away I rented this house out, but took the woodstove with me since I did not trust renters to use it properly. So, for the past eleven years it has been sitting against a wall in my garage since our new home already had a woodstove in the lower level and an insert in the living room fireplace. You can see that insert in a post I started on the woodstove forum page titled: Installing a Jotul F 600.

    While at the woodstove store buying my new Jotul I mentioned this Woodsman sitting in my garage and a couple days later someone came into the store looking for a used woodstove. The store hooked him up with me and the guy bought the stove for $300 sight unseen, until he came to pick it up. He only had $300, which is how we determined a price. I had done some research online and it seems that stove originally sold new for $400 back in the '70s. I paid $200 for it used from a furniture store in 1987. Currently, I've seen them priced between $250 - $500 online, so I figured $300 was a fair price since the stove is still in excellent condition, except for a small amount of surface rust from sitting ten years unused.

    Here are a couple more photos. I really liked the side panels with the outdoor scene:
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    I corrected your title. It now reads "F 600"...:)
     
  3. Nick Mystic

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    Thanks for making that correction for me DAKSY. On my very first post I screw up the title of my post!
     
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  5. begreen

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    Thanks for posting the pics. The stove looks like a Jotul F118 copy. If they did a good job it probably is a decent heater.
     
  6. Nick Mystic

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    Yes, it matches up very close to the Jotul F118, but no glass door. Also, it's not as heavy as the Jotul since the buyer and I were able to lift it up about two feet onto the back of his trailer without getting hernias! I'm guessing it weighed around 200 - 225 lbs. I found the owners manual online, but it didn't include the weight. I used it for about 15 years heating a 1000 sq. ft. house and it kept things nice and warm.
     
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    I'd say you got your money's worth out of it....neat looking old stove.
     

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