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Old 04-24-2021, 08:16 AM   #1
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I have an old cast iron wood stove that was giving to me by my grandfather. It came out of the old cabin on the home place back in West Virginia many years ago. My wife and myself are building a new house and going with a wood burning stove. We would like to redue this old thing and put it back in use. I can weld and patch holes but I'm not going to attempt to weld on this cast iron. Being this is a DIY, I know there is bound to be some info on someone that can fix this thing right and bring it back to life. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2021, 08:38 AM   #2
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Could you maybe square up the broken edges and fabricate a replacement piece?
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:57 AM   #3
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I think your best bet is to see if you can find one like it that has a good piece like the one that is no good on your stove and then see if someone can cast a new piece for you. If you try to patch it, it will look like a patch. Too bad that it's not at the back of the stove and then you would never see it.

You may also have some luck looking around on the internet to find some parts. There are some people that rebuild them and part them out too.

I'm building a ranch cabin and bought one that had been fully restored to put in it. It doesn't have the sentimental value to me like yours does.
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Old 04-24-2021, 09:38 AM   #4
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I have a machine shop thats going to build me a new front piece. The sides of the stove at the bottom are cracked I was going to try and get welded up along with some other small cracks. I'd like to sand blast it and repaint it but I'm not sure it will survive if I run a sand blaster on it.

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Old 04-24-2021, 10:27 AM   #5
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That would be relly nice if you could get that repaired. Good luck !
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Old 04-24-2021, 06:20 PM   #6
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That would be relly nice if you could get that repaired. Good luck !
Thank you sir. It will probably be cheaper to buy a new one but what's the fun in that when I can have the same one my grandfather had as a kid and adult.

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Old 04-25-2021, 08:55 PM   #7
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You could have your grandpa's as a coffee or end table and get one that'd work for a stove.
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Old 04-25-2021, 10:26 PM   #8
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Cool old stick burner. You going to put in your new house? Or in garage / barn?


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Old 04-27-2021, 03:27 AM   #9
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I am not a specialist, but wanted to mention that your project is lovely!
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:52 AM   #10
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Cool old stick burner. You going to put in your new house? Or in garage / barn?


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The goal is to get it in good enough shape it will go in the house. If that doesn't work out it will go in the shop.

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Old 04-27-2021, 03:04 PM   #11
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I'm building a ranch cabin and bought one that had been fully restored to put in it.
I'm sorry....what???
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:33 PM   #12
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It would probably need to be welded because of the heat being to much for brazing. Cast welding rods are about $80 per pound so very expensive to do and the metal in your stove is probably "rotten" by now because of all it's years of use and may not be able to be welded at all. It would certainly be a chance to take.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:58 PM   #13
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Having been a self-employed welder for about 40 years, I've had a number of opportunities to repair-restore old cast iron stoves, wash pots, and the like. Much of that old cast iron simply cannot be repaired good enough to put back into service. In fact, many of the people that used those old stoves when they were new placed them in box with sand in it to keep them from burning the house down if they split wide open while in use. I'd get it looking good, and have it as an end table, or ornament, and get a modern steel wood stove to use for heating. Just a suggestion...
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Having been a self-employed welder for about 40 years, I've had a number of opportunities to repair-restore old cast iron stoves, wash pots, and the like. Much of that old cast iron simply cannot be repaired good enough to put back into service. In fact, many of the people that used those old stoves when they were new placed them in box with sand in it to keep them from burning the house down if they split wide open while in use. I'd get it looking good, and have it as an end table, or ornament, and get a modern steel wood stove to use for heating. Just a suggestion...
I appreciate your help and suggestions. They old thing can't be repaired. More than likely it going in the shop as a heat source for the winter time.

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