Montgomery ward wood stove #28

JackThompson899 Posted By JackThompson899, Nov 7, 2018 at 2:43 PM

  1. JackThompson899

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    Hey guys, sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I also have the same stove and this is the only place on the entire internet I've found mention of it or an image of it.

    I've attached pictures of my stove that I am restoring, and I'm learning a lot just going through the thread on this site, great stuff!

    I have a few follow up questions. (I'll be using this stove to heat a cabin in the woods)

    For the inside, this seems to have basic 10 gauge steel for the sides and cast iron for the top and bottom.

    I was looking at solutions for this (Since I don't know how it was originally configured) and instead of double lining it and putting KAO Wool between the steel sheets, or installing fire brick I think I'm going to line it with refractory cement. I'm thinking 1/4"-1/2" of cement lining the sides should be ok, but with all the discussions of heat radiation on wood stoves I'm reading, I'm wondering if lining this with refractory cement will screw up my heat radiation, or if it'll be ok.

    There is a door in the front bottom for removing ash and allowing air flow into it, so I'm going to forge a steel grate for the bottom to keep the coals off the cast iron bottom and give me a void I can shovel from. I assume it had something like this before.

    From the pictures, does anybody know if this stove is missing a bottom front shelf? In all the similar wood stoves I've seen they have a little shelf this one doesn't seem to have.
     

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    This needs a new thread for better responses.
     
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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Looks a bit like an early variation on the Ashley design.
     
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