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Wood cook stove?
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Cook4Andy    Posted 09-05-2002 at 03:50:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello everyone :)

I found my way here while doing a search on "how to clean an old cook stove"

We recently purchased an old cabin we are remodeling...In it is a lovely old "rusty" wood cookstove..Any suggestions on how to clean it will be deeply appreciated! :)

Pcc-AL    Posted 09-05-2002 at 15:22:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I converted our old wood stove to propane. I moved it out on the screen porch where there is no chimney and wanted to keep using it on occassion. I took a burner out of an old heater and mounted it on bricks in the firebox. Copper pipe connects burner to gas bottle with regulator a few feet from the stove. I just spray a little cooking oil over the eyes once in a while and light up the stove. Works great.

Cook4Andy    Posted 09-05-2002 at 08:10:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you "all" for your replies.. They are much appreciated!

I'll let you know how it turns out when I'm done.

You have a wonderful website here :)

Salmoneye    Posted 09-05-2002 at 07:08:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wire wheel on a drill.
Clean the dust off with soap and water.
Build a gentle fire immediately after washing to dry it.
Let the fire die and the stove cool down.
Coat with 'stove black' or high temp 'manifold' paint. Comes either in brush-on or spray cans.
Once dry, fire up the stove again to 'bake' on the paint.
Use it and enjoy it.

If you have enameled portions of the stove they can be cleaned with soap, water and elbow grease...Do not paint the enameled portions.

If there is rust inside the stove, ignore it as the fire will burn off the iron oxide (rust).

dg    Posted 09-05-2002 at 06:53:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Build a fire in it.

JoeK    Posted 09-05-2002 at 05:59:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steel wool in general,wirebrush for rougher areas.Once oxidation is scrubbed off,you can still get "stove black" at woodstove/fireplace dealers to put a finish on it.Note*,before spending hours restoring it,check carefully for "burnouts",cracks or other damage,also if chimney/stack are useable.

bob ny    Posted 09-05-2002 at 04:55:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
i built a wood stove 49 years ago the first time i used it it burnt compietly up lol

Les...fortunate    Posted 09-05-2002 at 04:03:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wire brush and elbow grease.

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