* Standard slot-end screwdrivers with square or hex shanks and bit ends to fill slots in heads of your stove bolts
. (Get top quality screwdrivers; the bit ends of cheap, soft-steel tools will lose their sharp edge after just a few bolts.)
Besies the barrel, you'll need a hammer, 3/4-inch cold chisel, metal file, electric drill with 1/4- and 3/4-inch high-speed bits, heavy-duty metal shears or saber saw, two 6-inch metal gate handles with bolts and nuts, two 1/2- by 34-inch lenghts of steel rod (steel reinforcement bars work well), two 1-1/2- by 8-inch metal straps, four 1/8- by 1-1/2-inch stove bolts
with nuts, about 24-1/8-inch washers, and two round ends cut from a 1-pound food can.
Ells, 45-degree ells and tees were stocked separately along with dampers, stove bolts
, stove wire, stove blacking and the tin-covered asbestos pad the stove sat on.
deck screws 16 1/4" x 5" lag screws 16 1/4" washers 8 1/4" T-nuts 8 1/4" x 2" stove bolts
and washers 4 12" landscape spikes 1 gal.
Except for stove bolts
, parts weren't standardized; each stove and its parts were unique.
The couple completely disassembles each stove, sandblasts the parts, applies three to four coats of paint and then reassembles the pieces, using new stove bolts
(easily obtained at hardware stores).