Old stoves vs newer sealed type?

Josie Wales Posted By Josie Wales, Feb 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM

  1. Josie Wales

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    I've got around 3-4 old stoves on the property. Previous owner put a sealed type newer style stove in. Are the newer ones better? I would imagine the one he pulled out was from the 50s or earlier.
     
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    That really depends on the stoves but generally yes newer ones are much better
     
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    Here are two in the basement. Larger one was the main upstairs at one time. What do you make of these two?
     

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    You couldn't pay me to use either of them to heat my house. Stoves have come a long way since they were made
     
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    I don't know much about it but some of the old folks here shook their head when I showed the newer stove the previous owner switched from that old big one. Whats the main differences? I see the newer one is covered in fire brick all over plus some sort of shield up on the roof of the stove if you look in it.
     
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    Post a pic of the newer stove. There is about 100 years of development between those you pictured and current stoves. So newer covers allot.
     
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    Newer stove
     

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    Is there a tag on it anywhere identifying the stove? Regardless even if it is a pre epa stove you will get way more heat from each peice of wood from that stove over the antiques.
     
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    Says warnock hersey at the back and stove master on the crank handles on the sides.
     
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    Warnock hershey is the testing lab that certified the stove. What crank handles?
     
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    Says manufactured in canada by concord and the side crank handles appear to let air into the stove
     
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    Can you post a pic of the crank handles?
     
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    At this stage of the game I would use one of those old stoves to cook down Maple sap in the back yard.
     
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    Yeah ill get pics tomorrow. All these comments about the old relic stoves can anyone elaborate on them and why they are so inferior?
     
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    Also have a old relic cookstove/oven here from way back
     
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    They send a huge percentage of the heat up the flue wasting in many cases 2/3 of the BTUs available in the wood. Short burn times. Very little control over the fire.
     
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    Appriciate the info here is the side cranks, or dials whatever you get the idea. There is another on the other side
     
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    The old stoves are awesome easily sellable for cabins , garage heating , or ice huts , but your airtight is much easier to control and damp down for an overnight burn .
     
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    Doesnt look like it uploaded
     

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    Those look like spinners probably on a threaded pipe with slots or holes drilled in it to allow air in when unscrewed
     

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