Please Help Identify this Stove

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MVRuss

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Brand new to this forum but after looking around a bit I recognize the collective knowledge on this board! Maybe someone can answer this two-part question for me.
  • First, what brand / model wood stove is this (it has zero markings that we could find). I am guessing that it would be from the early to mid 1980's.
  • Secondly, where is the best place to get doors? The others were taken for scrap by vandals / druggies from a property my kids are purchasing. Stove looks to be in magnificent condition, but I have no idea what it is other than it kind of looked like old Kodiaks or even Schaffers that I saw.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks from MVRuss in the Missouri Ozarks.
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,959
Long Island NY
I think this is a Schrader?

 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,959
Long Island NY
I read they are not very efficient (pre-epa) and that the doors tend to warp. Some folks use it with a fireplace screen, i.e. doors off or open. This all indicates that you'll likely be better off getting another stove.

Doors will be hard or impossible to find.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,623
South Puget Sound, WA
An old Schrader is a good guess. Here is a picture of one off the interwebs.
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Although it's a tank, it is not an efficient stove. I would pull it out and scrap it. The family would get a much safer and more enjoyable experience with a modern stove and they would get to enjoy a nice view of the fire.
 

MVRuss

New Member
Thanks guys, I had said I thought it was a Schaffer (I meant Schrader --- I got the stove confused with the one beer to have when you're having more than one). They will be heating the house --- it is a colossus (30 foot ceilings in the room with the stove) --- with an outdoor boiler. They have no money to spend on an efficient EPA-approved stove right now and frankly do not need it. Not sure what they will do with it but thanks for the help!!
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,623
South Puget Sound, WA
Hope they have a lot of wood already on split and stacked for the outdoor boiler. That sounds more like a barn than a house.
 
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