[Homestead] wood stoves
indexer at fairpoint.net
Mon Dec 22 14:25:06 EST 2008
Robert Walton wrote:
> The stove comes apart in pieces for transport. Just use some split
> wood as a cushion?
An old pallet would be good for the stove body, and plenty of other
pieces of wood to cushion other parts. I'd just take a couple of old
palles and a bunch of scrap lumber and go from there. I'd take apart
anything that comes apart, it will ride safer as individual parts than
bolted together or whatever, legs off platform (or maybe platform
upside-down with legs in the air if there's room in the bed), warming
shelves off, etc, and none it it riding against anything but wood or
air, near as I could. I'd also put a small pallet standing against the
cab, probably, just in case, that thing would make a lousy front-seat
rider..... Not only is cast iron brittle, but the weather's not warm,
which isn't a lot of help right now, seems to me it breaks easier when
it's cold; just be really careful and it'll be fine.
Make sure he's got tools to take it apart, or maybe the person there
could get it apart ahead of time if you know for sure you want it.
I'd ask for the lid lifter/s, the soot cleaner, grate shaker if there is
one, and any racks, just to make sure they come along. I'd also ask if
there is a coal liner/grates and get that stuff too, if I could. Not
all had them, and they were often optional when they did exist, but no
sense letting them go to waste, which is likely what would happen if you
didn't get them, and it increases your fuel options.
You'll like cooking on wood (or I do, anyway) and it will fast come to
be where everyone gravitates in the winter. Have fun!
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