Prepping NC30 for sale?

bluedogz

Minister of Fire
Oct 9, 2011
1,247
NE Maryland
Hello all-

Well, it's time to empty out the formerly-marital residence...

Obviously, the 30 needs to be listed for sale. Even more obviously, that thing is heavy as ****.

I want a viewer to be able to fully evaluate the stove, but don't want to spend 3 hours getting it ready to be loaded when it's time, what with removing firebricks and all.

What's the right way to "show it" while still being ready to stow it?
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,021
South Puget Sound, WA
Cleaned out and wiped down should be good. I'd leave it intact. That is how we moved the T6 which is even heavier. Just tell them to bring the right equipment for moving. We pulled the Castine and replaced it with the T6 within an hour using a stout appliance dolly, padding and a ratchet strap.
 

johnpma

Feeling the Heat
Jan 29, 2014
365
W. Mass
Sorry about the marriage.........I bought mine used for $250....guy told me I had to do the dis-assembly and moving which I did.

That said most people that want this stove know what they want and what to look for in a used stove.

Good luck
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
16,097
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I've sold a couple of wood stoves. Like anything you want to sell, 90% of the battle is making the stove look good enough to get them to show up with cash in hand. Clean it, paint it if it shows rust. Good photos, lots of photos, good lighting, no crap on the stove or in the background, etc. Then do not offer delivery. They must load and haul. Have the stove in a garage or other place out of the main home so they won't break anything. They load it into their truck. I've always "helped" but they were running the show. Things happen, stoves fall and break, they can fall on people and cause injury.

Only let them move "their" stove until after you have the cash in hand.