Baffleplates for Coonara Woodheaters
I installed my Coonara heater in 1983. I made my first baffleplate for it in about 2012. Coonara had stopped making parts for it. I had an idea for a better baffleplate design, so I tried it out. It worked.
Early Model Coonara Woodheaters
In the early 1980s John Woodhouse started building Coonara heaters in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne. Originally he licensed designs from Arrow Woodheaters in the US. The parts we designed for early Coonaras also fit pre-1990 Arrow woodheaters. These early Coonara woodheaters had rectangular baffleplates resting in steel hangers running from the back of the firebox under the baffleplate and then upwards and welded to the top of the firebox. These hangers often fail after about 20 years and are difficult to replace.
Our upgrade kits are designed for use when the hangers fail. The kit increase the baffleplate size so that the inside of the firebox looks like a more modern heater. The extra heat in the house is immediately noticed. For the large model, the baffleplate is about double in size.
If you want more heat from your heater, then we recommend our upgrade kit.
We stock both baffleplates and upgrade kits for the large and medium woodheaters in this range. The upgrade kits do not use the original hangers. The hangers must be removed with an angle grinder before installing the upgrade kit. If the baffleplate hangers are showing signs of wear, then we recommend using our upgrade kit rather than simply replacing the old baffleplate.
In this range, we supply baffleplates for the Series 1 models 1800, 2000, 2200, 2400 and also the Sunstove 1200.
1990 Onwards Coonara Woodheaters
Most of the heaters in Coonara heaters made after 1990 use baffleplates with a fold at the front and a hollow tube at the back which injects fresh air into the firebox to burn gases before they escape to the sky; a few were less complicated and did not have the hollow tube.
Our baffleplates are drop-in replacements for the original baffleplates. We add extra reinforcing to extend baffleplate life. We normally stock baffleplates for the following models:
C800, C1000, C1200, C1900 and C2100
Premier Series 1 Compact, Medium and Large*
C1000A, C1200A, C1900A and C2100A
Premier Series 2 Medium and Large
Classic Series Compact, Medium and Large
Bay Window Large freestanding
Port Philip C600
We make about 50 different baffleplates, so it is likely that we can supply you with a suitable baffleplate for your heater. Our baffleplate identification page may help you identify the plate you need. Should we not make a suitable baffleplate, then we have a limited special offer to supply one to your specification for a special price of $100
Normally our baffleplates are in stock and can be picked up or shipped promptly.
You are welcome to contact us for advice on woodheaters and baffleplates. 🕼