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Fireplaces and Stoves

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by Shangas, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I didn't find a thread about this anywhere on the Lounge. If there is one already, I apologise. It didn't show up in any searches which I did.

    So this will be the Lounge's resident discussion-thread about fireplaces and stoves of the wood/coal-burning variety. I'm sure I'm not the only member here who likes a nice, crackling fire. Show off your bits and pieces, your fireplaces, your fireplace kits and accessories, vintage or otherwise. Share tips, tricks and advice :)

    Dad and I just finished building this:

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    The reflective fireback behind the grate. Manufactured from stuff that we bought at the local hardware shop, and a couple of old bricks. Protects the rear brickwork, and reflects light and heat back into the living-room, significantly improving a fireplace's heating efficiency.

    This is what the same fireplace looked like before:

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    It's a simple metallic panel bolted onto a simple steel stand, weighted down with two bricks for stability.

    Our fireplace setup:

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    Fuel-bin (Back, left), fire-irons, ash-bin, bellows.

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  2. Albert.Tatlock

    Albert.Tatlock Familiar Face

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    20th Century Fires, here in the UK have lots of original and repro fireplaces and fittings
     
  3. BladeOfAnduril

    BladeOfAnduril One of the Regulars

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    Here is my fireplace. It is original to the house which was built in 1925. Located in Doylestown PA, the tiles on the fireplace are from the Moravian Tile Works located just a few blocks away. Supposedly this is the oldest Moravian tile fireplace in the county, but I've never really researched it.

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  4. bburtner@moran

    bburtner@moran Banned

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    Nice tiles.
     
  5. GJ nord

    GJ nord Familiar Face

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    anyone on here use a Baxi lift out system fire place? just found out we've got one after the chimeny was cleaned......never had need to clear the area out before today see.....
     
  6. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    This is the wood-burning fireplace in our 1928 apartment (8th floor). I love that there was a time when apartment building were built with fireplaces.

    It's all original - the brick, hearth and mantle. Also, we've been told by long-time residents, that the fireplaces were once both wood-burning and gas. The gas was shut off decades ago, but as you can see in the second picture, the nozzle for ours is still there.

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    This is the handle to turn the gas on and off
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  7. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Here is mine. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. kampkatz

    kampkatz Practically Family

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    Stearmen, what an admirable piece of workmanship. Is it all original with the house and if so what year was it built?
     
  9. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    I was told that it was not. The lady that I bought the house from, said her husband got the mantle and the insert for free. Here's the kicker, he got the peaces one at a time. I am not lucky enough to just get one or the other and pay for it! Although, this may not be true, she was suffering from dementia, I heard from her Grandson, less then two years latter, she did not recognize him. So I really don't know for sure.
     
  10. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    Here's my home fireplace. I also have a Moore wood stove that heats the shop out back in the Winter.
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  11. Bushman

    Bushman Call Me a Cab

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    Thought it would be nice to bring this one back.

    Fireplace in use:
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    And my wood burning stove:
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  12. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    From our farm on the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest in the Missouri Ozarks.

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  13. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Our fireplace in our 1928 NCY apartment building. Many people are surprised that apartments have fireplaces, but it was quite normal prior to WWII.

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    We haven't really "decorated" the apartment but have put out some things / items we like, so in case you were wondering, here's a close up of one of our favorite items on the mantel. A (we think) late '20s toy iron car.
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  14. Studebaker Driver

    Studebaker Driver One of the Regulars

    the fireplace. needs sweeping. 20171118_191230_resized.jpg
     
  15. Atticus Finch

    Atticus Finch Call Me a Cab

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    Family and homemade stuff. I built the mantle in my wood shop. Jackie took the photo hanging above it. The Remington model 1889 was my maternal great grandfather’s. The pocket watches belonged to my father and great grandfather. The jugs, churns and plates are antique North Carolina pottery, mostly from the Brown, Cole and Owens families in the Seagrove area.


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  16. Willybob

    Willybob One of the Regulars

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    Wood heat is so nice. Cool thread.
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  17. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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  18. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Beautiful fireplace!

    It is so good to see you posting here again.
     
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  19. Bugguy

    Bugguy A-List Customer

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    I picked up this reconditioned stove for my basement in Wisconsin. I had a poured concrete foundation wall behind it, and put up metal studs and cement backerboard behind and below. I found the metal sheets from a site in St. Louis(?) that has the original dies. It's vented straight through and goes up through the same chase as my upstairs fireplace. I even had recessed ceiling spots to highlight it. I wanted this to be a memorable feature of the walkout basement.

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  20. Bugguy

    Bugguy A-List Customer

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    Well, here's this weekend's Nashville flea market find:

    Tennessee Stove Works, Chattanooga No. 413... 33" H X 13" W. I like it because it's small. The metals in good shape and it still has the mica ports. Seller said it was from a caboose - could be, but I'm having a hard time finding vintage coal/wood stove documents on-line for the company. I'm soaking the screws with penetrating oil so I have a small chance of getting them out without drilling. Then its off to be blasted to clean it up.

    All great fun!

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