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Offline Sam Roberts

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401 Stove Restoration
« on: June 19, 2009, 08:23:48 PM »
Thanks to Jesse for the help. It's my first Griswold Stove, but I like the results. One mistake I'm going to correct, and that is repaint it with gloss vice the semi-gloss that I used.


Here is a link to the entire process
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 08:24:40 PM by lillyc »
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Re: 401 Stove
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 09:23:37 PM »
Sam, that is night and day! I really like how your valve shined up along with the rest of it.

Have you fired it up yet?

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Re: 401 Stove
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 09:47:59 PM »
Oh Sam...I was hoping you'd post pictures when you told me about it!  That's pretty! (And I like the semi gloss as much as the glossy!)

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Re: 401 Stove
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 10:27:08 PM »
I used semi gloss on this.   Still seems pretty shiny.  Your stove looks nice.   I think most of the new old stock stoves you see are not that shiny.   But,  have they lost the shine over years?


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Re: 401 Stove
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 01:09:34 AM »
I used a flat black for the feet of a 203 and I did not like the results at all.  I think the brand of paint was Heat by Rustoleum?

Is there a paint that is just a little duller than the one that Sam used??

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Re: 401 Stove
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 01:13:01 AM »
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Sam, that is night and day! I really like how your valve shined up along with the rest of it.

Have you fired it up yet?

I haven't fired it up yet. I'm going to Lowes in the morning and the stuff (regulator and hose) and see what goes boom happens.
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Re: 401 Stove
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009, 01:16:38 AM »
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I used a flat black for the feet of a 203 and I did not like the results at all.  I think the brand of paint was Heat by Rustoleum?

Is there a paint that is just a little duller than the one that Sam used??

That's what I used except that it was Rustoleum High Heat Semi Gloss. We both know there's one out there somewhere just a little duller, it's just a matter of finding it or someone letting us know.
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Re: 401 Stove
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 10:55:38 PM »
Wow Sam that is pretty good work that you did there!!  I sure am glad that you put that together as I will use some of your methods and chemicals to refinish mine.  Only problem is that I don't have an electro and cannot legal set one up so I gotta do everything by hand.  I sure wish I would have bought a single burner  ;D ;D

Thank you Sam  :)

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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 11:36:35 AM »
Finally got around to firing it up this morning. For a preliminary setting I opened the air vent all the way and the gas orfice about 1/2 turn. When I lit it off I couldn't improve the settings from there.
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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 01:41:38 PM »
So is it ok? Or not OK? Closeing the air off should have done something, neg. or pos.

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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 03:03:49 PM »
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So is it ok? Or not OK? Closeing the air off should have done something, neg. or pos.


I guess what I should have said those where be best settings.... closing the air - dull yellow flame.... opening the  gas orfice - higher yellow flame... where I had it set - blue flame, or I actually couldn't see the flame because of the bright sunshine. So the stove should be working like it did 80-85 years ago.
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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2011, 08:05:55 AM »
I just picked up a similar (no name) stove.  What stuff would I need to safely get this to work. (all I've got is the stove... zero gas stuff or knowledge of the same).  Also, I was thinking of using stove black on the burner part and would like to know if anyone has an idea how that would hold up.  As for the body and legs, there is a Dupli-Color Semi-Gloss engine paint (I can get the part number if anyone is interested), thst is widely touted amongst the Japanning comunity as a dead ringer for the original asphaltum japanning.  A nice, thick black paint with just enough shine (used without primer, I believe).  You can also Google Duplicolor and Japanning and I think you'll get scores of hits and photos.

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Thanks Sam!
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 09:24:55 AM »
Sam, thanks for taking the time to personally guide me through what I need to get my burner working.  

(The only info Sam didn't provide was directions to the Lowe's closest to me).

Many thanks for sharing your expertise in this area.

Mike  

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Re: Griswold 202B Hotplate
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 03:50:18 PM »
I am in the process of restoring a Griswold #202B hotplate, its in the e bath now and was wondering what kind of paint do I use for it and do I use a primer or just the paint. Thanks

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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2014, 04:58:57 PM »
Oscar, did you click on the link in the first post above?
It will take you to this:

http://www.wag-society.org/GriswoldModel401HotPlate.pdf

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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2014, 05:14:38 PM »
Oscar, I know some of the folks here use the Ford Duplicolor paints:

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/enginePaint/

Will, and others, is it the ENGINE paint ? or is there another high temperature Duplicolor paint?


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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2014, 01:38:42 PM »
Thanks Cheryl, I will try and figure this out on my own.

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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 12:56:31 AM »
I used the Krylon BBW & Stove paint.  That seems to be the can that I have that is most empty.  I do have the Duplicolor black engine paints too.  Gloss and semi-gloss, but I don't think I used them on the stove.

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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 01:50:55 PM »
VHT Caliper Paint is another option.  I used the gloss black on a smoker and was very happy with the results. 

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Re: 401 Stove Restoration
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2015, 09:01:11 AM »
have Griswold 603 3 burner want to use propane what parts do I need to convert