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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2011, 04:13:47 PM »
Got to get creative on this old stuff,make your own parts.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2011, 04:17:48 PM »
I love it!  It's been alot of fun!  I do enjoy walking into the part's stores and getting the blank stare:)

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2011, 05:44:31 PM »
Even better when you can get parts to rebuild a 70-80 year old stove, Then can't get a thermostat for a 10 year old stove.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2011, 05:56:18 PM »
For sure!  Had a hot tub last winter(22 years old) with a circuit board that was bad and they didn't make it anymore so was looking at a $500 new power pack.  I made a deal with the owner if I couldn't fix the board it would be no charge for the repair.  Diagnosed the board and replaced bad relay...made more money than replacing the power pack with less hassle and saved him big $.  Crazy how they are making these things now...

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2011, 06:12:12 PM »
Old stove work is 90% labor, rarely do they need parts. Maybe a $20.00 thermocouple and some valve grease. A little (or lot )of cleaning out burners ,orifices and such. Very simple machines. The fittings are very hard to find as no one makes 7/16 any more. I search all over the US and find stuff for them.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2011, 07:36:38 PM »
easy diagnosis and repairable!

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2011, 02:42:56 PM »
Thanks Old Stove Guy!  Just wanted to close out this topic and let you know the Chambers is up and running nicely.  I installed the new safety valve and pilot (hidden under floor of storage); got rid of all standing pilot's for top burners, and thermal-well and made them match light.  Ended up making some cap's for the old pilot's with a compression nut and drop of solder sealed up nice and ready to go again if they change their mind's and want the pilot's back.  Have a very nice flame on all.  I would like to see the griddle with a more consistent flame all around (cleaned out all burner holes just think it neeeds to burn some of the crap left over after year's(?) of non use).  Customer is exctatic and want's to write me a review to post on my website or wherever!  For some reason it's not letting me post pics so I'll try that latter.  Thank's for all your help!  Another beer on your way! 
Cheers O0

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2011, 03:18:06 PM »
some pics

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2011, 04:52:04 PM »
 O0   BEAUTIFUL job, did you remember to bend "flap in oven open a bit so it wouldn't smother the pilot? If not and she calls back you know what to do. Simple and easy to work on aren't they? Now you know why I love doing them, especially after so many "NO DON'T TOUCH THEM" from other service companies.You will have a customer for life. Just finished another "call back" (YOU JUST REBUILT IT 19 YEARS AGO!) Had to do a tune up on it. Previous service company worked on it 9 times in 6 months charged $550.00. They never solved the problem ,now 19 years later and had to re-grease the valves and clean the pilots and burners. My original bill was $270.00. Went back and did the tune up for $150.00 for 45 minutes work.

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Re: Antique Chamber Gas Stove
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2011, 05:02:13 PM »
 :)  I explained to her why the pilot would extinguish after burning all the available air and what I would need to do was bend the flap slightly on the bottom and back for proper air flow and she does not want me to do it at this point.  She is going to leave the oven door just ajar and it's enough air to keep the pilot going.  We discussed why it need's air and she would like to go with it as it is before bending and making an air flow.  Lotta fun!   O0

 

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