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)

Please help me with this box stove my grandfather willed me

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by 7gregory, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. 7gregory

    7gregory New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    South Louisiana
    My grandfather willed me his old box stove he had as a kid I think. This is info on door. Herald 228 P&B manufacturing
    Company Nashville. I would like to know what a restored stove like this would appraise for. Not that I will ever sell. What is original color? Cand I just sand down and paint with barbque paint? Please any info is greatly appreciated and any info on restoring.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. geoxman

    geoxman Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    275
    Loc:
    STL City
    my guess would be scrap prices. Box stoves don't have much value, so It would just be sentimental. good luck
  3. 7gregory

    7gregory New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Loc:
    South Louisiana
    K thanks

    Is there any info already on forum on how to convert to gas for a heater in my shop. I would like it vent free so I don't need to run exhaust pipe. Can I just drill a hole and add gas line with maybe an outdoor cooker burner to heat up box.
  4. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    7,107
    Loc:
    N.E. Penna
    If you want to try and add a gas burner to the stove, I'd create a new thread in the gas room specific to that topic and see if folks in there can help.

    Any pics of this old stove of yours?

    pen
  5. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2005
    Messages:
    12,340
    Loc:
    Western Mass.
    Sounds dangerous and not doable.....

    Some cook stoves can be converted to gas, but it's expensive and they basically put a new insides in them.

    We'd love to see some pics - but it seems like this stove would be better restored and then used in a decorative manner.
  6. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    5,960
    Loc:
    madison hgts. va
    Vent free gas is not an option. the design of a vent free gas unit is specific and sensitive doing it wrong can bast case cause it to simply not work and worst case , well, gas goes boom. retrofitting a VF gas set into an enclosed box will not work due to the restriction of the ODS system which will kill the gas valve if 02 (oxygen) level drops below 19.2% with the closed firebox this is going to happen within a few seconds or a minute maybe. all vent free gas sets are so equipped as a major part of the safety equipment for the unit.

    dont waste any time or money on trying to do the stove in vent free
  7. gradymcmillen

    gradymcmillen New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Loc:
    TN
    How much would you take for this stove - will be OK with providing my normal email address if interested
  8. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,112
    Loc:
    Old Lyme CT
    Planter in your front yard would be my recommendation.
  9. gradymcmillen

    gradymcmillen New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Loc:
    TN
    That was my intent - do you know of one for sale

    Thanks
  10. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,112
    Loc:
    Old Lyme CT
    Can't find one, sure it served it's purpose for Gramps. Post a photo it could help.
  11. gradymcmillen

    gradymcmillen New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Loc:
    TN
    What would you take for the stove

    Thanks
  12. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    2,112
    Loc:
    Old Lyme CT
    Photo?

Share This Page