It’s been raining, so work is inevitably progressing at a slower pace than I’d like given the urgency in getting the yurt dried out. A couple of days’ work now has the stove stripped down, rust removed, corroded and sheared bolts replaced, and reassembled and tested.
It goes! With no leaks.
This is a lovely little old cast iron Danish woodburner manufactured by L Lange & Co of Svendborg that’s been sitting in my garden shed since I took it out of our previous home. The garden shed has played host to the River Tweed several times in the last 5 years, so the stove was pretty rusty. When we first got it, it had been out in all Scottish weathers in a friend’s garden for several years, so this is the second time I’ve stripped it right down and put it back to rights.
I would love to know more about these stoves. I haven’t been able to find much information on the internet, so if anyone out there knows anything interesting about them, please post here. In particular I’d like to know if they’re designed to take fire bricks. From the looks of the interior, the extent of the flanges on the stove floor, the absence of fixing points, etc, it doesn’t look much like it, and there were none when we got the stove, but I’d like to know for sure.
More rain expected tomorrow, so don’t know yet when I’ll be able to get the stove installed – it involves taking the crown cover off the yurt which is not a good idea if it’s raining.
Meanwhile, this is my temporary home at Quinta das Abelhas.