Hearthstone 1 Wood Stove Handles

Trudy Posted By Trudy, Oct 13, 2018 at 11:12 AM

  1. Trudy

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    Where can I locate Front (Lower & Upper) Door Latch Handles for the Hearthstone 1 Wood Stove? I have tried in vain to locate these and no results.

    We have had this unit since the 1990's; replaced parts needed and now need to replace the Front Door Handles.
     
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    The handles may be a factory only item.
    I suggest you contact your local Hearthstone dealer
    & see if the parts dept. can get the you what you need.
     
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    Hearthstone 1 has been discontinued for years. There was a time, I contacted the Company and was able to order parts needed. The past several years, I've had to order via Hearthstone Distributer's. The handles I need, have been discontinued. I've already contacted several distributer's with negative results; which brought me to this Forum. The good Lord knows; someone, somewhere has a set of Handles I need. Might someone had a Hearthstone 1 that was "stripped out" for parts or might someone have a set upon a shelf ?
     
  4. Rich L

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    Hi Trudy I take it you love your stove since you've had it for a while.How well does it work in those Illinois winter's ?Anyway Hearthstone gave me the name of a gentleman who rebuilds the old H1's.he rebuilt one for me about five years ago He did a wonderful job.His name is Randy and lives in Vermont.I don't know if he's still in business.His phone number was 802-279-7298.Hopefully he's still available.If he is he'll have the parts you need.Let us know how it turns out,take care.
     
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    Yes; we love our H-1. We've also an American Heritage. I have rebuilt our H-1 three times and our American Heritage once. Due to warped 'casting'; replaced with stainless, were the Baffle-Damper-Rear Heat Shield-Side Plate, including ALL Hardware. The Top Casting on the H-1 was cracked, which I took to a machinist for repair. With the Bottom Casting, I routered the cracked Stones and placed them on top the grooves. As for the Stones; many were replaced, due to cracks. Since lining the interior with Stainless, I've no issue with cracked Stone.

    Yes; Winter's in Northern Illinois can be a challenge. There's nothing "like wood heat". I've 3 Stihl's and 1 Echo; which I maintain better than my beloved husband of 36 years. I am "ever so thankful" for the safety, guidance and life, our Heavenly Father has given me; soon to be 69 years.

    Interesting, very interesting is the name you forwarded (Randy). On every Hearthstone stove is 'etched' the builder. Our H-1 was built by a Randy-1986 (possibly the man, that built ours?) I could not decipher the last name. I will certainly give him a "jingle".

    As for the Handles; we've concluded, a machinist could "build" a pair.
     
  6. Rich L

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    Hi Trudy thanks for your response.I've been in love with this stove from my first encounter.My cousin had a Log cabin built in Maine some years back.Once built he invited family to come up for a week end.Myself and other cousins went up.The first thing I noticed was this huge stone stove.I asked him could I fire it up since it was 3 below outside.He said go for it .I fired it up got it going.When it was going good the inside of that cabin got so warm we were walking around in our underwear.It was still so hot in there we put on clothes and went outside just to cool off.We didn't dare put anymore wood in it.That think kept that cabin heated on one load of wood once going from Friday night until we left Sunday after breakfast.He sold the cabin years later and told me I could have the stove but I had no way to move it or any place to put it.Since they stopped making them I was searching for several years for one until Hearthstone turned me on to Randy.This stove is just about my most important possession.
    Now tell me how you learned how to work and rebuild your stove?That's a skill I will need to know once this stove needs work.I plan on keeping this stove until death do us part.You've done incredible work on your stove.I like your idea of using stainless steal very interesting.
    You sound like a female Paul Bunyun.Your my kind of people.We'd have a great time cutting and splitting together.
    I'd bet that the Randy on your stove is the Randy that rebuilt my stove.Hearthstone did tell me that Randy did work for them and now works for himself.Take Care,Rich L.
     
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    The H-1 does perform. Often; our Temp in the home reaches 90-F and my ‘one and only Honey-Bun-Hubby’ roams in his “skiffies” and at times, complains of the heat. On the average, I use a wheel barrel of wood per day during winter.

    A side note: I’ve 3 [Surface Thermometer Chimgard by Condar]; 2 on the Chimney and 1 on the H-1 Side Door. You DO NOT want that stove/pipe over heating.



    When we purchased the H-1; included was the Hearthstone 1 Repair Procedures {40 page/2-sided}. It explains the step-by-step process. That was my guide. I’m not sure, if the following link would provide this information:



    https://a1stoves.com/hearthstone-i-manual-p-20613.html



    If no results; you might want to contact Randy for the Manual.



    Mama, Papa and I, migrated from Switzerland in 1953 and labored; labored hard, to achieve and succeeded. Mama’s motto; “First comes work, then comes play”. My God-given talents also include, remodeling our home. Having no youngsters, has allowed me such. I’m a retired Lab Technician and my “hubby” is on his 50th year as an Engineer.



    This past Spring, I cut 7 trees; 4 of them, over 2’ diameter. I split by hand and slightly damaged my rotator cuff. I’m still sore and hoping for a total recovery come next Spring. My choice of wood; all types of Oak-Elm-Hickory and Ash. There was a time, I gleaned farmers’ timbers. However; due to liability clauses, that is a thing of the past. We’ve several trees on our property that should give us “warmth” for a number of years.
     
  8. Rich L

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    Thank You Trudy I never knew they gave their customers a repair manual.How great is that !Woman you are an amazing person.I mean I split by hand also but I've never ran into a woman who does or even uses a chain saw.I like all the wood you mention with Elm being the toughest to split.I need at least three wedges at times to split Elm.That's a good wood for working up a sweat.Sad to hear about your injury.My Grand father use to tell us to pace our self so we don't hurt our self when we were splitting wood or any heavy labor.The best wedges I've come across are the Oregon grenade wedges.They don't make them anymore but you can still find them on ebay.They are great.
    How did you folks come to decide to get "The One".When I tell folks about this stove they don't believe me until I put them in front of it and they either move away from it or start sweating heavily.I have the One in the cellar and the Hearthstone Mansfield on the first floor.I run them both when it's around zero or below.I've never had a crack stone on either stove.I used pipe dampers on each since I have very strong drafts.This keeps the stoves from overheating and also gives me longer heat times.Our family moto as far as work and life goes is" first comes difficulty then comes ease".Take care and keep in touch.Thanks again,Rich L.
     
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    I never use a ‘wedge’. I did, when I first began 40 years ago and discovered an easier method. As for Elm; I “cross-cut”, meaning; I cut with the ‘grain’ after I saw 18” sections. The “chips” range 3-5”. All other species; I begin on the outside perimeter with an 8# maul / fiberglass handle and work towards the center.

    About 35 years ago, we purchased a Piazzetta. This unit was not compatible; due to the structure of our home. Our salesman referred Hearthstone; hence to this day, is our choice. We never use LP to heat our home. We only use LP to heat the “shop”. We’ve H-1 on the main floor, which has a cathedral ceiling. In the finished basement, is our American Heritage.

    We’ve a Pipe Damper on the American Heritage, but not the H-1.

    I’ve a Stihl Magnum 440-Stihl MS 360-Stihl 011 and an Echo CS 440=[replaced carburetor twice]. The sprockets on all units have been replaced multiple times; including regular maintenance.
     

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