As long as we are on the subject of stoves.We pulled the holiday stove out of our old camper.We hooked it up and the burners work, the oven pilot works, and the oven burner ignites. But the oven won't shut off.this stove hadn't been used in a long time. Is there anything we can check out is the thermostat shot?
Did you turn the oven knob to off? And the oven stayed on? Doesn't sound right to me. Many Princesses adjust the temp by the oven knob t'stat. Up for hotter, down for warm. Is the bulb connected to the t'stat tube??
My guess would be somewhere around 50-60 pounds. (I've never weighed one) It's not the weight so much as the awkwardness of moving the stove from point A to B. Not a lot of gripping areas and the back can be easily bent in the wrong way. Shipping is spendy no matter what.
Post by tincanalley on Jan 29, 2023 13:13:23 GMT -8
here's my princess stove from 58 Jewel rebuild project. Even has an over head "hood". not really a hood (no fan) just a piece of sheet metal shaped like a hood to mount under the cabinet to keep the grease out... I'm guessing is its function.
Seems pretty straight forward - no Oven regulator just a straight pipe down - no pilot lights to speak of...., all the burners work but need to check the oven burner.
It seems to be in ok shape, not a super big fan of the brown. the inside of this trailer had the orange/rust seats and brown theme. thinking of painting a different color to match the color scheme of the trailer. Let me know if anyone has re-painted the enamel paint on these and how it turned out.
Was debating putting in a modern induction burner top, and ditching the propane system all together. That said, the little stove seems to lend the vintage vibe to the whole trailer. I know this has probably been debated on here before...hmmmm
Post by tincanalley on Feb 5, 2023 17:05:20 GMT -8
Looks like Im refreshing the old princess. All the burners work fine as well as the oven burner. A few observations. Model 100 that I have has 3/4" opening on the bottom back, and an 1 1/4" slot in the front at the bottom - for air draw I suspect. Others have discussed the non closed oven on these old princesses in other threads. Also curious is the gas line from the manifold down to the oven fitting is aluminum 1/4" tubing and not copper, not sure why this would be...Anyway pretty simple setup, no thermostat for the oven just the knob. Might mod that or just put a thermometer inside the oven instead of complicating matters by trying to control the oven flame to achieve a set temp (this would require also on/off cycling and electric ignition etc ....more trouble than its worth perhaps.
Post by tincanalley on Aug 26, 2023 10:07:16 GMT -8
After lots of pondering, and starting the build of my new kitchen cabinet…I’m thinking of selling the princess stove I’ve refurbished. I’m not trying to build a vintage replica, but rather one that meets our needs. And a simple 2 burner cooktop with more cabinet space below, seems to make sense instead of just using the oven for storage. Kinda similar to Wisconsin Joe, except sink on one end and 2 burner at the other end, with a fridge opposite in the wardrobe cabinet. I’m rebuilding all the cabinets, with modern drawer slides etc. Everything will still be shellac birch. More of a custom resto-mod that’s going to better suite our camping needs. The princess stove will probably be going up on fb marketplace after I get the kitchen cab done. Onward…
More and more, that's the case with a lot of builds and needs now. No one needs an oven. There are now steam and convection appliances that can cook much more efficiently and without the need for propane. So just a cook up is all you really need. The extra room is always welcome in these small trailers so another cabinet space is opened up by removing the oven. On the other hand, if you ARE going for vintage era perfection, you need the Princess stove to make your trailer complete.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...