Waterford 102 Wood Stove

Blazzinghot

New Member
Dec 5, 2019
53
New Plymouth, Idaho
I purchased this WoodFord Stove for $100.00 and have totally stripped it down and cleaned and repainted it. At one time it used to be baked enamel but someone painted it olive green. This stove is very heaven cast iron each. I have posted some pictures of before and after. If you are as curious as myself I am including a picture of the inside heat baffle so you can see how it is made. The man that sold me this stove has a Jotul about the same size in his home. I really can't tell them apart as far as the way they are made. This WoodFord was made in Ireland and was a top notch stove in its day at least from the way it is built. This stove is like a tank.

It did have a crack around the flew and I was able to get successful weld and with some grinding it looks new again. It has a 5 inch flew. The stove is 13 inches wide and 28 inches deep and about 34 inches tall including the legs.

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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
85,936
South Puget Sound, WA
Nice, it looks a whole lot better now. The Waterford 102 is similar to the Jotul F118 in design.
 

Blazzinghot

New Member
Dec 5, 2019
53
New Plymouth, Idaho
Thanks begreen, When I first got this stove home I found that the whole top just lifts off. It has rope casket all around the rim on the bottom side. I put a good sized fire in this stove and it did not seem to leak any smoke at the top. It seems the Jotul F118 top also lifts off. The removable top does not make sense as it can't be removed once the stove pipe is connected. Maybe someone could enlighten me on this feature.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
85,936
South Puget Sound, WA
Thanks begreen, When I first got this stove home I found that the whole top just lifts off. It has rope casket all around the rim on the bottom side. I put a good sized fire in this stove and it did not seem to leak any smoke at the top. It seems the Jotul F118 top also lifts off. The removable top does not make sense as it can't be removed once the stove pipe is connected. Maybe someone could enlighten me on this feature.
I believe the removable top is required by England to facilitate access for the sweep. This works fine for rear or side venting, but not for top vented stoves unless the flue collar is not part of the stovetop.
 

Bluelighttaxi

New Member
Oct 15, 2020
1
Maine
I purchased this WoodFord Stove for $100.00 and have totally stripped it down and cleaned and repainted it. At one time it used to be baked enamel but someone painted it olive green. This stove is very heaven cast iron each. I have posted some pictures of before and after. If you are as curious as myself I am including a picture of the inside heat baffle so you can see how it is made. The man that sold me this stove has a Jotul about the same size in his home. I really can't tell them apart as far as the way they are made. This WoodFord was made in Ireland and was a top notch stove in its day at least from the way it is built. This stove is like a tank.

It did have a crack around the flew and I was able to get successful weld and with some grinding it looks new again. It has a 5 inch flew. The stove is 13 inches wide and 28 inches deep and about 34 inches tall including the legs.

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I also have a 102 that my father in law gave me two years ago, it’s worked well for me as a shop stove, lots of the smoke leaks at the old cement joints though. I had previously patched with stove cement but I’m ready for a rebuild. As I worked at it today I realized that the base of my stove has been “packed” with like actual cement, I’m wondering if yours was this way as well? I had to break it all out with my air impact gun and chisel point to be able to separate my side panels. I don’t have a manual for this stove but I’ve rebuilt others like my smaller enameled 104. I’m trying to decide if I need to replace the cement like material or run it without it...

Stove looks great by the way! I’ll hope to have mine looking good again soon.
Paul
 

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