Kalamazoo Stove Question

Prichan Posted By Prichan, Aug 17, 2013 at 7:49 PM

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  1. Prichan

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    I have a very large old Kalamazoo Franklin stove, assume it is coal/wood, brown simulated wood cast iron. The grate in firebox is broken and need to replace the micah window panes. Does anybody have idea where I might be able to get parts for this monster? Would like to use it to heat my barn.
     

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  2. begreen

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    Try calling Woodmans and see if they can help with the grate. The mica window (isinglass) is available from multiple locations in sheets you trim to size.
     
  3. BrotherBart

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    A local ironworks can probably fab a grate for that beast.
     
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    If that is an open hole under the door, game over. Time for the scrap yard.
     
  5. Prichan

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    Yeah that is a missing door to nowhere it looks like. I think the stove would work without it.
     
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    It would work as a garbage burner, outdoors only! Inside of a building you need a way to regulate the air supply to the fire. That missing door held the air regulator(s). In the least, make a new door with reliable air regulation copied from an old Fisher or Jotul.
     
  7. Prichan

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    Thanks be green. It might be worth it reviving that old stove, it'd kick some heat wicked.
     
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    Make sure that it is good condition throughout. Examine carefully for any cracks. The last thing you want is that stove splitting open with a belly of fire. Note that it will need 3 ft in all directions from any combustible.
     
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    Seems no cracks in the structure save for the grate which is removable. It's a beast. It's got a crank handle what connects to cogged wheels inside that I think must have been to clean the burnt coal or ash out.
     
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    Definitely a coal stove. That could be a problem. Even if you made your own door the air supply will not be correct for wood burning. I would scrap it and get a used wood stove instead.
     
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