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trying to id a stove i bought in hope to find a manual

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by nate p., Sep 15, 2013.

  1. nate p.

    nate p. New Member

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    OK I am a new member here and to the wood stove world... I bought an older (1980) wood stove from my mothers neighbor for $100. My only problem is I haven't been able to find any info on it anywhere.... all I know is it has a b and a k on the door and the tag says it is a model #25 and serial #1005 I was wondering if anyone could let me know where I could find any info out on this stove?

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome. Sure would help if you could post a pic or two. Rick
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    Those are pics of it on a trailer I just picked it up and after just now opening the door on it I am regretting hauling it on its side because a lot of the bricks on the inside broke free
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    Very well could be Blaze King from long ago - B K on the door, right? Pine Trees. It makes sense.
    They sell their furnaces under a diff brand name now.
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    That's what I was thinking but I can't find any info on a blaze king model #25
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    It would be very difficult to find any info on such a product assuming it was 1978-1982 vintage and sold in low quantities, which is probably the situation. The label probably says some stuff which may help.

    BUT, this is a very simple device and assuming there were no major cracks or faults, could easily be fixed, rewired, etc. depending on exactly what you wanted to do with it.
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    Well I already know I have to re wire it which is no big deal and now I need to replace the brick inside I guess but it has an electric door on the bottom for draft I'm assuming that I know nothing about and I was also looking for the info on how to hook the thermostat up
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    This would, or at least could, all be generic!

    The brick can be replaced with stuff available at your local masonry supply.

    If you wanted to run it as it is designed, the circuit is very easy and can probably be copied from any of the designs that use either an electric draft door or a forced air blower.

    Energy King, for example, makes a similarly wired one
    http://www.energyking.com/download-pdfs/365-480_MANUAL.pdf

    Basically, the logic is something like this. If you have a thermostat for this add-on upstair, it opens the draft door.
    The fire burns hotter, which then makes the blower turn on and distribute the heat to the home.
    When the thermostat is satisfied, the draft door closes - and if the amount of heat the furnace produces lowers enough, that fan will turn off (that's controlled by the fan/limit switch).

    So, in effect, the thermostat has one function. Open or close the draft door. All the fan functions are controlled by heat buildup in the furnace jacket or plenum.

    Does that make sense?
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    Yes that makes sense and I'm glad you told me because that is not the way I thought it worked....
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    It's not a "wood stove", it's a "wood furnace". Big difference in application.
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    Yeah that's what I meant to say sorry... it also says wood or coal for fuel type. Do people still burn coal? Would there be any benifits to that?
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    Only if hard coal was available nearby and for a decent price. Generally, this means eastern PA and within 100 or 200 miles of there.
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    The coal question depends on where you're located. I buy Bit lump for $100/ton and it's the cheapest bought heat I'm aware of, but, it dependis on local availabilty. Bit stoker size coal is actually cheaper per ton, but you appliance won't burn it well. Anthracite or hard coal is priced significantly higher.

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