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Need help with a used Hearthstone

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by triage1998, Feb 15, 2006.

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  1. triage1998

    triage1998 New Member

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    A sweet old lady in town has a Hearthstone for sale. She said she only used it for 2 seasons. It has some rust and the soapstone on top has what looks to be melted plastic on it. It also has, on the left side of the door, what looks to be fiberglass stuck to it. It is also on the door hinge. She has no idea what it is. She lives on a horse farm and she said when she had no power she cooked on it often. She said she bought it new a few years ago and it was over $2,000. She wants to sell it for $250.

    I am looking for my first wood stove and this looks to be perfect for me right now. My questions are:

    1) can the rust be removed and the metal repainted?
    2) Can the soapstone be cleaned and sanded?
    3) The glass is very dark. Can it be cleaned or replaced?
    4) Are parts available for this model and where can they be purchased?
    5) What Hearthstone model is this? Serial # 22009



    Thanks for helping a NOOBIE out :)^~)

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    triage1998 New Member

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    For the soapstone tiles, you can use sandpaper with a block starting with 80 grit then 120 and 220. Depending on the type of soapstone (there are many) you can go to 320 or 400, but do a test first to make sure the stone you have is okay with that.

    I use dish soap and a sponge to clean the glass, followed by Flitz to get the tough stuff off. Then final application of Flitz with a clean cloth. Works great. Do not scrape with metal or use cleanser, they will eventually scratch or etch the glass (acutally it's ceramic stuff)

    I'm not familiar with painting a stove, but I do know that you need the high temperature 1200F or so paint for painted cast iron and then you have have to break it in for temperature slowly. Do not use paints for engines, stovepipes only woodstoves. Here's a site that has some tips - http://www.yeoldechimneysweep.com/stovepaintinfo.html I'm not confident this can be used over painted enamel that a lot of Hearthstone stoves have. If it's matte black paint, I think you're okay with repainting, otherwise you can only touch up enamel chips with Hearthstone touch up paint.

    I hope I was able to help you. Good luck with the stove, sounds like a great deal.
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    Corie Minister of Fire

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    sue is pretty much on the money.

    If you want a uniform coat on the cast parts, you could fully disassemble the stove and send them out for media blasting and refinishing. Depends on how serious you are about the appearence of the stove.


    Also, if the stove is that old, which it is, the seams and gasket might need replacement. You won't really know for sure, but I personally would rip the entire thing apart, reseal all seams, new gaskets. But then again, I'm an idiot, so that might not be necessary at all. BUt certainly check it.

    Also, the owners manual is available directly from hearthstone, you'll have to email them for it. At least that's how I got it.
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    tutu_sue thank you for the web link. The Stove Bright Stove Paint is what i think I am going to refinish it with.

    Thanks for the tip on how to refinish the soapstone.

    I am not going to install it till this late summer. I am going to fully disasemble and try to make her like new. Should be a good winter/spring project.




    The gaskets are in poor shape. I will definately reseal and replace all gaskets.




    I believe your right about her being a H-1. I e-mailed HEARTHSTONE and asked about the Mansfield doors being compatable and the exact model she was and about getting a owners manual. I hope to hear from them soon.






    I plan on bringing 4 strong bodies to move her. She is huge. Also its on the second floor of the farm house. It's going to be a struggle.

    Thanks for the help all. I will post before and after pics this summer/fall !

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    I might just go ahead and take the H-1 apart on site and move it that way.


    I just got off the phone with Jim Casavant of HEARTHSTONE. Very nice guy. He doesn't recommend I sand the soapstone because the finish will be removed. He recommends a blow torch to remove any stain or foreign matter inbedded in the stone.

    Also, the Mansfield doors are not compatible with the H-1.
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