Free Wood Stove

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This could be yours!
We’re trying to get rid of a wood stove.
It’s big and heavy, and we’re happy to give it to someone who cam come and get it!
Below is a closer shot.

It’s very heavy and we’re not sure how to get it out of the basement.
It’s sitting in the corner of my office area, and I expect part of the wall around it will have to come down.
I don’t know how much it weighs, but it is made of thick metal (iron?).

Give us a shout
if you’re interested!


About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

13 comments on “Free Wood Stove

  1. Luisa

    The wall around it won’t have to come down (although the wall behind it will, but that doesn’t prevent us from getting it out). We have to get rid of it soon because we can’t get at the water heater behind it. The water heater will have to slide out of the hole we create once the wood stove is removed.

    I knew we’d have a problem with the water heater one day, but we had hoped to renovate the basement before we needed to get to it. We’re told the water heater is going to break/leak soon.

    Let’s hear it for previous owners who completely block in things that shouldn’t be!

    If anyone has any ideas on how to get this thing out of a basement and up some stairs, feel free to let us know!

  2. Harald

    It should fit up your stairs, with some beefy beammeup-type dudes hefting it. They’re narrow, but not overly so, and it’s a straight run out the back door.

    There’s a good chance that the thing is bolted together, not welded; it might be possible to disassemble it. Failing that, find someone who knows how to use a cutting torch (safely!) to chop it into pieces. Make sure you take pictures 🙂

  3. Peter Cook

    Cast iron.

    We got a new washer in the past couple of months, a front loader with a cast iron counterweight within, weighing in at 300 lbs all told.

    They way they got it in was using heavy canvas lifting straps, and then setting it on a hand cart as soon as you’re up the stairs. I’m sure that’s all rentable at Stevensons. You’ll really want to be careful at the top of the stairs: if memory serves, you have ceramic tile up there, right? No dropping the stove down on that…if you do, I’ll give you the number of a good tile guy.

    In fact, you might want to talk to him (Mike Lyons, contractor and longtime friend) about taking out the wall and the heavy lifiting too…he does great drywall etc, and as for the lifting, if he doesn’t do it, he can suggest somebody who can. Let me know!

  4. aiabx

    I’ll take it! It’ll be a great Mother’s Day surprise for Christine! I know she’ll love it! She can put it in her office!
    Do you deliver?

  5. korak

    Sounds a little like a brute force and ignorance operation, supervised with the occasional “Hold it level you dolts, you’re going to scratch the wall!!” Seriously, if it got in, it should be able to come out (the stairwell hasn’t been renovated to a smaller width or anything, right?). The best case scenario is two guys just carrying it up the stairs (BF & I). Worst case is probably having to rent an appliance hand truck if it is really heavy (like more than about 500lbs) to walk it up the stairs. It just so happens that a BF & I team will be moving Hrire and Susan into their new place this Saturday. As luck would have it, that new place is up by Morningside and Ellesmere, just a stones throw away from Guildwood. A short side trip by BF & I could be arranged if you’re interested. And if no-one has expressed any interest in taking the stove, we can either stick it at the curb for a salvager to grab or I can use a Cutquik to chop it up for easy disposal on trash day – your choice.

  6. Luisa

    Yay! Neighbours of ours are taking the stove… and helping us get it out of the basement. Thanks to all for the suggestions. Very much appreciated!

  7. Reid

    Booo, the neighbours aren’t taking the stove after all. So it’s up for grabs again! If we don’t hear from anyone we’ll try giving it away during the Guildwood “garage sale day”, on Saturday May 29.

  8. Pat Merrithew

    I have a “Fisher” airtight wood stove-it is really, really, really heavy but in excellent shape and “FREE” to anyone who wants it???Any takers?? Call me @905-235-1954 if interested…

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