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Lauren Ritz wrote:From the look of it, it could make logs up to five or six inches in diameter. I'm sure they'd burn much faster than wood (especially with that "chimney" in the middle), but I see no reason that it wouldn't work. This one is obviously pretty old, probably early 20th century or late 19th since there's no manufacturing stamp of any kind. They didn't go to that kind of effort to make something that wasn't going to work.

The information I found about "problems" on the internet is pretty laughable--it could cause fires by igniting creosote in your fireplace (which is a moot point if you actually maintain your fireplace) and they burn too fast. Also (gasp!) they produce ash! People are silly.



Wonder how they'd do in a RMH? I poke poke at the wise Thomas Rubino, any idea?
Most people don't seem to maintain their fireplaces, no. Humans are VERY silly beasties.
I can see their points, if what you are going for is long slow burn (which is going to creosote up your chimney) adding a fast hot burning item doesn't work in your system. I'm a fan of the idea of masonry heaters in general, where you want to burn hot and fast, and heat your mass up. So if I end up burning anything in the house (which is iffy to start with) paper logs might feed a masonry mass heater of some sort. So I can see their point, within their system, but vote for a different system :)
 
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Hi Guys;
In my humble opinion...  they would be fine to use in a bell system rmh where ash buildup is just not a common issue.  
In a piped mass I would only use them with a full roaring burn and then only at the rear behind full pieces of wood.  

Ash buildup is an issue with a piped mass.  I had mine build up once and nearly destroyed a vacuum trying to get it all out. Now I know to rake as much into my transition area as I can, scoop that out and use a blower to push any left over ash rite up and out the vertical chimney (remove cap first) and watch it settle over everything outside.... first rain or a shot with the hose cleans it all up.


Watch for a post in rmh sometime in the next month (If it ever goes above freezing) when I document cleaning mine.   (I believe I currently have more ash than I like in there)
 
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Thank you, Thomas! :)
 
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I bought 5 of these racks, I have seen them before, I may have some around already. I am wondering if anyone knows what they came out of? I know what I want to do with them, it's just bugging me I can't come up with what they were made for.

19 x 12 all with one corner beveled off. Shiny metal, looks like stainless, level welds, no raised or lowered parts.

 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I bought 5 of these racks, I have seen them before, I may have some around already. I am wondering if anyone knows what they came out of? I know what I want to do with them, it's just bugging me I can't come up with what they were made for.

19 x 12 all with one corner beveled off. Shiny metal, looks like stainless, level welds, no raised or lowered parts.




The first thing that comes to my mind is that they are some sort of bin or shelf dividers. Are there any marks on them that would indicate if they were fastened to something?
 
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No marks. They look clean, possibly unused? That thrift store didn't have anything that looked like shelving that would use them. The spacing is wide for shelving dividers unless the shelves hold big things. 4 inch spacing.
 
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Reminds me of window protector's on heavy equipment. But not enough vertical pieces.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:No marks. They look clean, possibly unused? That thrift store didn't have anything that looked like shelving that would use them. The spacing is wide for shelving dividers unless the shelves hold big things. 4-inch spacing.



I imagine them being used vertically, perhaps to separate oversized books of maps or ledgers, as in a tax assessor's office, for instance. The shelving system would have some means of holding the dividers in place and making it easier to see which books may be in use..
 
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They look like oven trays, perhaps for a convection oven? They do look familiar, but I'm seeing them all banged up and covered with oven detritus.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I bought 5 of these racks, I have seen them before, I may have some around already. I am wondering if anyone knows what they came out of? I know what I want to do with them, it's just bugging me I can't come up with what they were made for.

19 x 12 all with one corner beveled off. Shiny metal, looks like stainless, level welds, no raised or lowered parts.



Here it is:
https://www.kitchensource.com/cabinet-organizers/rv-traydividers.htm

It comes in a 12" or an 18" size
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Rev-A-Shelf Kitchen Cabinet Wire Tray Dividers With Clips From KitchenSource.com
 
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Whoo! Thank you Mark!! I looked for shelf dividers, but was thinking more retail stuff.
YAY!! Thank you! :D
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Whoo! Thank you Mark!! I looked for shelf dividers, but was thinking more retail stuff.
YAY!! Thank you! :D




Thank you for the apple!

Looks like you may be missing some clips. Maybe you can order them from Kitchen Source. Or perhaps you can find something that will work in the hardware bins at one of the hardware stores.
 
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Just showed my mom the pictures of the rack and the way they were meant to be used. I got them for other reasons, but I think I'm going to use them pretty much for what they were made for, in a deep drawer, in the kitchen of our home. My current notes on the drawer has dimensions and a note "partitions" but unspecified how to make them when I'm making the drawers. I'll probably router out channels for them and maybe use some cable ties. Told my mom that I might use something for what it was originally made for, we both laughed, and said "that is just WRONG!" I don't DO that. I misuse and modify everything! :D
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Just showed my mom the pictures of the rack and the way they were meant to be used. I got them for other reasons, but I think I'm going to use them pretty much for what they were made for, in a deep drawer, in the kitchen of our home. My current notes on the drawer has dimensions and a note "partitions" but unspecified how to make them when I'm making the drawers. I'll probably router out channels for them and maybe use some cable ties. Told my mom that I might use something for what it was originally made for, we both laughed, and said "that is just WRONG!" I don't DO that. I misuse and modify everything! :D



If you use a routered groove to install the dividers, you WILL be "doing it wrong", so your reputation is safe! LOL! I wouldn't have thought about using them in a deep drawer.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Just showed my mom the pictures of the rack and the way they were meant to be used. I got them for other reasons, but I think I'm going to use them pretty much for what they were made for, in a deep drawer, in the kitchen of our home. My current notes on the drawer has dimensions and a note "partitions" but unspecified how to make them when I'm making the drawers. I'll probably router out channels for them and maybe use some cable ties. Told my mom that I might use something for what it was originally made for, we both laughed, and said "that is just WRONG!" I don't DO that. I misuse and modify everything! :D



If you use a routered groove to install the dividers, you WILL be "doing it wrong", so your reputation is safe! LOL! I wouldn't have thought about using them in a deep drawer.


I'll be doing it BETTER :D  
And we are putting only drawers in the kitchen, no shelves, no cabinets. Extra long, and sizes we choose.
I REALLY dislike stock cabinets.
 
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I went to a HUGE swap meet, and paid 1.00 for "a tool for removing tonsils." Really? Anyone know for sure?
Cool beastie! I had to bring it home....
The scale shot here doesn't look right. It's 6 inches long.



 
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I also picked up one of these, it's rusted, but turns, haven't cleaned it yet, doesn't have the blade, at least, haven't looked close at it.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I went to a HUGE swap meet, and paid 1.00 for "a tool for removing tonsils." Really? Does anyone know for sure?
Cool beastie! I had to bring it home....
The scale shot here doesn't look right. It's 6 inches long.






It seems the correct size. It appears to be made of surgical steel. Here is my guess as to how it works:


The device is clamped over the base of the infected tonsil and the ball is compressed into the tonsil. The ball presses into the tissue while it is tied off. The clamp is held shut by engaging the tensioning device at the handle end of the instrument. When the tonsil is cut off it is gripped and sealed so that the infectious material inside does not have a chance to leak out.
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Tonsil Compression Forceps (Corwen) - Phisick | Medical Antiques
 
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Mark: apple for you! That makes sense to me, Thank you!!
I do weird art/craft stuff and could easily think of uses for it, that's why I brought it home. I use strange clamp things for all kinds of odd purposes.
I love old weird tools...

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Phil Gardener wrote:

Ian Peartree wrote:Didn't go through the whole list, so I hope this hasn't been posted yet...



This use to stump me when I was a kid.



Eel fork?



Bang on!
 
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Apple for Phil Gardener for that one!
 
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