Posted 8 years ago
Hi All-- I'm new here. 10 years ago, I bought an old home in Syracuse, NY-- partly because of this beauty! A few years ago, I remodeled my tiny kitchen and moved this baby to my basement (now I have a proper summer kitchen--like every good Italian girl needs! :) I am relocating for my job but really hope I can bring this baby with me and somehow work it into the kitchen plans of a camp I'm gutting (north of Utica, NY). Everything on this stove was in perfect working order when we moved it but there are several pilots to light/check. Also, I use propane up at camp. Does anyone have experience in converting from gas to propane? Also, I'm concerned it could be a safety hazard (and costly) to keep all the pilots on all the time. (I am usually at the cabin weekends only and there's a possibility I might rent it at times.) Is there a way to get it fitted with some kind of stopcock or valve so I can fire up all the pilots by lighting just one? I absolutely love this stove and it will surely break my heart to leave it behind, but I don't want to bear the expense of moving it if there's no way I can convert it or ensure it's safe for use. If anyone can address my questions or knows anyone in the Central NY area who is skilled with vintage stoves for repair or restoration, I'd appreciate the info/referral. Thank you!