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  1. Vkjrturner

    Vkjrturner New Member

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    I got a big boy No. 131 stove. I just want to know the year made and how to seal the middle half to start using image.jpg image.jpg

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    This looks like a coal stove. What do you mean by sealing the middle half?
  3. Vkjrturner

    Vkjrturner New Member

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    Where the belly meets the flat part right above the dampener. It's held together with 3 bolts and square nuts. It has always been in my family but the one who knew the most about it passed away. I know it is a wood stove and came out of a house built in the 1930's and had a clay/asbestos chimney. That's about it.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Unbolt that section, clean it up and then use Rutland stove cement to seal the joint. Let it cure according to directions.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Hard to put a date on these, but my guess would be around 1900-1920
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    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Did you do a patent search?

    All coal stoves can burn wood if you cut the wood small enough, that that stove will produce a longer steadier heat with coal, if the grates are still there.
  7. Vkjrturner

    Vkjrturner New Member

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    I been looking to find out for about a year till I came across this forum I just wanted to see. Ok so a coal stove what type of coal and where can I fine coal to buy.

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