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retrofitting antique cook stove

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by jehosafat, Jun 29, 2008.

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  1. jehosafat

    jehosafat New Member

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    My wife and I have an 1898 Glenwood Grand home Cookstove. We love it and are loath to get rid of it. But it will burn as much wood as you can throw at it. We would love to retrofit the fire box instead of buying a newer stove.
    Does anyone have any ideas or resources that might help us??

    Thanks for any help

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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a beautiful old stove, I'd be hesitant to get rid of it too. What sort of a retrofit are you wanting to do to it? Do you use it for heat? Cooking? Both? If you want to keep that old stove, but are concerned about its efficiency as a source of home heating, have you considered leaving that old beauty as-is and adding a modern woodstove elsewhere in the living space? I know...more questions than answers, sorry. Welcome! Rick
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    jehosafat New Member

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    Thanks for the response. After looking into it I think we're selling the stove and getting something more efficient. Not enough room for 2 stoves. My wife will miss the shelves.( I'm not sure where she'll put all her chickens.)
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