Stove Info

Cyrus Posted By Cyrus, Jan 31, 2015 at 6:44 PM

  1. Cyrus

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    Hi all,

    So I have this old stove I'm trying to find some info on and seem to be hitting a wall. I was told by the previous home owner it was purchased some time in the 80s. It has two tags on the one panel, see attached image. I've searched on that name but have only found chimney parts. They also said when they had it in the house it was used very little as they had problems getting it to burn properly. The husband said he felt it needed a separate outside air intake. Admittedly i don't know much about stoves I asked the local fireplace shop, but they seemed more interested in selling me a new one.

    Anyhow was just looking for some info on this if I can find some, or maybe some nice person could point in the right direction.

    Any info appreciated ,thanks in advance! Also sorry about the sideways pictures, if I need to post more for identification I can do that as well. Thanks again.

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  2. Fsappo

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    WH tag should be Warnock hersy test number that manufacturers use to keep track of what models got tested, etc. No other markings or tags?
     
  3. Cyrus

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    No unfortunately those are the only tags I could find on it. I've looked high and low on it, took pictures of it to a couple local places no one knows. Guess it's a mystery stove!

    I took it outside threw a flu pipe on it started a fire in it, just as the previous owner stated, you close the door the firebox fills with smoke and the fire goes out. Open the door firebox clears out and fire starts back up. Admitedly my experience with stoves is limited but I've never seen such a thing. It does this regardless if the fan is on, and no matter where the lower damper is.

    After the fire burned out I Iooked all over the firebox, there are several holes that appear to let air in, I'm not sure I understand it. I took my air compressor and blew air through all the holes. Nothing seems to be blocking air flow.

    I called the previous owner to see if he ever found a manual unfortunately he has not. He seemed to think it was supposed to be a positive pressure stove. Which I'm guessing means it's supposed to pressurize the house with outside air using that intake fan. I really don't know. I may just bring it in the house and try it once.
     
  4. Fsappo

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    How much pipe did you put on outside? I try to use 4-6' when I try what you are trying. Maybe take a photo of the inside of the stove. May give some folks here a clue as to whats wrong.
     
  5. Dune

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    My neighbor had the exact same stove without the blower.
    1. It isn't a positive pressure stove.
    2. The blower has nothing to do with combustion.
    3. We never did figure out how it was supposed to work. He ran it with the door open.
    I bought him an old safe smoke dragon for $50 at a junkyard because there were small children living there and these folks were beyond poor, right on the edge of surviving. Couldn't take a chance of one of those babies dying of CO poisoning.

    I would junk the thing IMHO.

    If you are handy you could make an adjustable air inlet, but no insurance company in the world is going to cover damage caused by that thing.
     
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  6. Fsappo

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    Wow, two folks, same stove same experience. If that's the case, turn it into an outdoor fireplace. Take Dunes advice and snag something else that you can afford. Inspect and seek advice here before buying maybe, in a new thread.
     
  7. Cyrus

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    Fsappo, I had 6' of pipe on it. I can take some pictures of the inside and post them later.

    Dune, that's a bummer! That was my experience with this thing though, the blower made zero difference on how it worked and closing the door was like shutting off the air supply. Now I wish I hadn't wasted money on a door gasket and paint.

    It doesn't make any sense to me. Thought about taking the plasma cutter and opening it up to see how it's made, and then using the steel for other projects.
     

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