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No idea what this is or what it does!

ssesse Member Posts: 1
Hi all, I’m wondering if someone can tell me what this is, what it does, if I can keep it going or if I should have it replaced and with what! The house was built in 1940. Thank you so much. 



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  • Big Ed_4Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,403
    it's a stove for heat , Wood or coal , looks like wood ..
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 13,203
    And a rather good quality one, at that. Check the stovepipe, check the chimney and be nice and warm. Even looks as though the clearances are OK.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 13,203
    On further reflection, if you really truly honestly didn't know what it was, I would suggest finding someone local who does know about wood stoves to show you how to use it, and what kinds of wood to use, and that sort of thing. It's not plug and play...
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
    Zmanmattmia2JUGHNE
  • stonebutsonstonebutson Member Posts: 21
    It's what you use to heat the house while your waiting for parts for your fancy new mod/con
    newagedawn
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 13,737
    That Kohn name comes up as a British or German brand of stove.
    You might want to get a chimney sweep to check it over. Clearances and base construction doesn't look to be current code compliant.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • Big Ed_4Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,403
    Funny , I guess generations pass with the unknown . I starting to feel old
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,947

    It's what you use to heat the house while your waiting for parts for your fancy new mod/con

    >:)
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  • Big Ed_4Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,403
    I feel if you sell a brand of boiler , stock the parts .....
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
    ZmanEdTheHeaterMan
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