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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby eclecticcottage on Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:32 pm

lovesickest wrote:Holy Moly -- super stove bonanza ! That first $ 75.00 one is heart stopper !


No kidding. I keep seeing it listed and it's driving me crazy. It's a darn good thing I don't have a basement or any other place for an "extra" stove!!
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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby utopia13 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:36 pm

OMG...those are sweet! I SO want to find an old stove. I'm constantly checking CL too!

Just to toss it out there...do any of you know if any gas stove can be converted to propane? We don't have natural gas in my town but I'd be fine with a propane tank....I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby utopia13 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:55 pm

Pretty sweet for anyone looking for a fridge!
http://allentown.craigslist.org/ppd/3256113212.html
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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby eclecticcottage on Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:35 am

utopia13 wrote:OMG...those are sweet! I SO want to find an old stove. I'm constantly checking CL too!

Just to toss it out there...do any of you know if any gas stove can be converted to propane? We don't have natural gas in my town but I'd be fine with a propane tank....I'd love to hear your thoughts.


I think many old stoves could be. Some were built specifically as NG or LP (I think Tappan made a stove specifically for Propane...it had a funky name, I think it was the name of a big propane company at the time). Ours was convertible. And so sickenly easy once I found someone to explain HOW.

Here, this is what we had to do, with pics: http://eclecticcottage.blogspot.com/201 ... rt-ii.html The oven was the same, I found the orafice in the storage area next to the oven and did it myself while DH was at a friends house. It went much quicker once I realized I could open the broiler drawer to see the flame rather than taking the oven bottom out and putting it back in (duh).
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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby utopia13 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:55 am

Hey Cottage, thanks for the info! I'll keep that hearth site handy for the time I GET my stove!

BTW...yours is adorable, and you did a wonderful job cleaning it up & tweaking it to get it to work. So...I don't suppose anyone out there wants a boring 2 yo electric flat top...do ya?

Yeah....didn't think so... :?
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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby eclecticcottage on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:18 am

Thanks Utopia, I love it!

This is my thread on there from "thinking about it" to "help" to "it works" http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/conv ... ove.83184/ if it helps at all. This was my first gas stove so I wasn't really familiar with all the parts (as evidenced by my asking if the pilot was an orafice, lol).
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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby Neighmond on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:52 am

eclecticcottage wrote:I think many old stoves could be. Some were built specifically as NG or LP (I think Tappan made a stove specifically for Propane...it had a funky name, I think it was the name of a big propane company at the time). Ours was convertible. And so sickenly easy once I found someone to explain HOW.


That was Skelgas. Here is mine.

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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby Blueporch on Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:26 am

There is a nice working Chambers stove on Long Island, on sale on eBay right now for $2.25. That's right, two dollars and twenty-five cents. A lovely light blue color! If only I needed one!

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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby pon55 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:01 am

Blueporch wrote:There is a nice working Chambers stove on Long Island, on sale on eBay right now for $2.25. That's right, two dollars and twenty-five cents. A lovely light blue color! If only I needed one!

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Re: Craigslist Finds....

Postby utopia13 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:36 pm

I don't want to jinx myself by posting....but here's the one I have in the works to buy!! :D

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ ... 58329.html
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It's currently in their kitchen...hooked up & fully functional! I'm pinching myself! She's having her hubby take a pic of the fitting where the gas hooks up. Maybe you guys can tell if I can do the propane conversion.

I need to hire some muscle...it's about 300 lbs. All the guys I know are my age & already have lower back problems. I'm not even going to ask them! hehe
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