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Thermostats Rebuilt


carbon rod REGULATOR thermostats - pictures 20s to 30s


Rebuilt Thermostats may be ready to ship - Email type, model stamped on your thermostat and

clear pictures - front back and side of Your Thermostat - because the configuration must match exactly.

Pictures of Antique GAS Valve Thermostat types are for general information only.

We will reply email after we receive Your thermostat pictures and type. We may have an exact match ready to ship.


Most frequetly asked question:

Q: I bought another part (thermostat or safety valve or other) and now it doesn't work or fit. I thought it was supposed to work but it doesn't. What should I do?


A: Remember, the golden rule is to never give away, break or throw away high quality USA made antique stove original parts.


Originals are made to last (unless they were broken by prying them open to fix them). They are very high quality and can be rebuilt. Full rebuilds cannot be done by a novice. New replacements do not properly fit back into an antique stove. If you did not hold onto your original parts then attempt to go back to where you bought the new part and hopefully get back your antique original.

Then, what should have been done in the first place, Rebuild the Original. Original parts will fit right back on! No retrofitting expenses, will work because it was made specifically for your antique stove plus, they will last a long time too ... USA made highest quality!


Domestic and Commercial - 'REBUILT Like New Again' - Thermostat Solution Options

Rebuilding Antique Stove Thermostat Saves Church Over $6,000!  Read below...

"My Oven is Working Great and

I Am Satisfied ..."

Jack Santoro,  …on the thermostat we received from you. Everything went smoothly and I am very pleased with your service. The transaction / turnaround time was fast! My oven is working great and I am satisfied with the replacement.

Thank you very much.

Regards, Daniel Molina


"The Thermostat is installed and Works Wonderfully!"

Thank you for your quick service. The thermostat is installed and works wonderfully.

Thank you,

R. Edgar - California



"The oven performed perfectly!"

Thanks again for all of your help. I baked a homemade pizza tonight with red peppers, eggplant, feta, pesto, and mozzarella.

The oven performed perfectly.
W. Hartenstein - Tappan Doughboy Range

TOAC Membership (Not necessary for a rebuild.)


FREE Block-Off Kit to use your stove top,

read details below.


Click to read about 3 Different Solutions to oven thermostat problems.

 A special salute to our customers who

refused to say, "Throw it away."

This HALL of FLAME AWARD® goes to

Christine and Ed Habeeb keep your high quality,

original antique valves - they can be rebuilt!



IMPORTANT: All thermostats are rebuilt in a CERTIFIED facility sanctioned by both the American and Canadian Gas Association and carry a Full Guaranteed Warranty. Thermostats are restored to meet original specifications for optimum, long-lasting performance. 

For maximum SAFETY, 

no co-mingling of parts from non-matching units are ever used.

Deep Discount Prices plus ...

Safety First!


Antique Commercial Stove 

Thermostat and

Safety Valve Rebuilding

 Calling All Restaurants, Multiple Housing Units,

Institutions, Private Homes 

There is no need to spend thousands of dollars on a new commercial stove or remodel an entire kitchen just to accommodate a new range.

Look for both Model / Type on your t-stat back / side, 

then contact us to start the rebuild -

We can rebuild or supply 99% of all gas or electric thermostats and safety valves ever built. The savings is below...

A Real Blessing

Vicksburg, MS - Not even the Comstock Stove Company, who originally built this big commercial eight burner, double oven, circa 1940 stove, could restore the broken oven thermostats in this Christ Episcopal Church range. It seemed the only choice was to condemn the stove and buy a new one at a replacement cost of over $7,000.00. But, when Edward Habeeb read about our vintage thermostat rebuilding service in "Ask Anne and Nan", he decided to contact us to solve their unique problem. Ed sent us both antique oven thermostats, which were completely remanufactured back to original factory specifications. Then, with a few rebuilding suggestions, Ed, Jim Miller, Jack Barnes, Jim O'Brien, Allen Rooke and Mike Chaney completed the rest of the refurbishing themselves and saved their church a whopping $6,000.00!

Pictured are Christine and Edward Habeeb


picture of christine, ed, friend and stove
New! – Discount pricing on Multiple units – Stock up and save big!

24 hr. turnaround for T-stats IN-STOCK ... (805) 643-3532 ... Just Look for Type and Brand below ...


WE REBUILD OLDER 1920s - 30s 

HEAT 'Regulators' 

Lorain, Robertshaw, Wilcolator etc.


FREE phone or e-mail consultation with all  orders.



Do not use your stove without a thermostat. 

See 'Block Off Kit' below ... so you can use yourtop burners in the meantime while thermostat is out of the stove.


Thermostat Rebuild a Success

for 1930s Range

Had the big holiday party on Saturday & our stove was

 a huge hit.”  

Dear Jack,

     Thanks, Jack, for your continued help with my stove project.  As always, you are quick to offer support.  A few weeks ago I was quite sure that my Bristol Universal, which I bought curbside for a mere $40, was going to end up in the garage beyond repair.  J.E.S. Enterprises was wonderful about helping me find a replacement for my 1930s stove.  Made a heck of a garlic & rosemary chicken the other night with oven browned potatoes. 

 - L. Apfelbeck, WI

     P.S. - Had the big holiday party on Saturday and the stove was a huge hit.  LOTS of folks eyed my Bristol-Universal with envy as we melted the Brie and heated water for Tom & Jerry's. Two women asked "So, where's the stove you really use?"  When I said the Bristol-Universal was the one and only, eyes lit up.  There may be more tribal members in Manitowoc soon.  :)

“Just wanted to give you guys a big American-Flag salute for helping me get our stove up and running.  My wife is so happy!” 

- R. Mellinger, MI


Thermostat Rebuilding preserves the function,

originality and value of your range .


1. Thermostat is located behind the oven dial. 

2.  Keep capillary tube attached -

do not take apart.

3. Thermostat Model Type and Numbers are on the back, side or front of the valve.



Click here to take a look at pictures of some models.

Email PICTURES, front back and side of Your Valve - for exact match because configurations are different even within the same model and type of thermostat or stove. We will see if an exact match is on the shelf after receiving pictures of your valve and reply email.


Email the Type, brand, Numbers  

stamped on the back and side of

your Thermostat Valve.


(The Stove type or model is Not required.)



Call (805) 643-3532 to find out if your 

Thermostat is IN-STOCK. 



Besides optimum performance, 

using original thermostat parts saves time, money and protects our environment.



"We Struggled with attempting to Heat Up things - like Christmas Dinner!"

Hello... Today I spoke with a lady from your company. She was a wonderful help and I really enjoyed speaking with her. She was thorough in her explanations and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you for creating a safety system and rebuilding our thermostat...Our stove works beautifully!...Thank you for having employees who make the experience a comfortable and enjoyable one. Now our retro 1940's kitchen is in full swing with our fabulous oven!

  J. Garcia

Lakewood, California


FREE USE OF OUR 17 PIECE BLOCK-OFF KIT while your thermostat is being rebuilt.

Save almost $30.00 and enjoy the use of your stove.

Why Spend almost $30.00 for a Block-Off Kit You Will Only Use One Time?


 We’ll be glad to loan you ours - FREE. All that is required is a refundable deposit and a small shipping charge. Just as soon as you are finished using the Block-Off Kit, return it in good condition and your deposit will be cheerfully refunded (supply limited).

Contact: or call 805-643-3532 for further details on your type of range.

Thermostat Rebuilding for 

Domestic or Commercial Vintage Stove


If the temperature in your stoves' oven is erratic or no longer working correctly, dial won't turn, gas coming out of the front hub or, the sensor broken, it may be time to consider having an antique thermostat rebuild.

We Recommend to Hire a

Licensed Appliance Tech to Diagnose that

your thermostat is actually the problem.

There is No Return nor Refund on Antique Custom Thermostat Rebuild Orders. Each order is specific to that particular stove.


Full Rebuilds come with Guaranteed

Warranty Service which is good for

TWO full years on the majority of

Domestic thermostats.

We accept all major cards or PayPal.

Call (805) 643-3532 or e-mail


ALL Thermostat Core Exchanges must be sent back within 30 days.

 Before sending any thermostat in for an Exchange Call (805) 643-3532 or e-mail


Note:  Adjustment and Maintenance Information Now Available for

minor temperature fluctuations on thermostats


We can rebuild most thermostats from the 1920s – 1990s to original factory specifications. All parts are American made and of A-1 quality. Only certified technicians do all rebuilding. Each thermostat is leak-proofed, calibrated and oven tested. Once reinstalled in your stove, you may or may not need to have it readjusted due to the differences in oven construction.

If we rebuild your thermostat, we can provide free consultation to your technician by phone, the Internet, fax or mail in reference to removing or installing the unit. Depending on the make, you "may" be able to use the rest of your stove (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE OVEN). Look on the control body, either on the back or the side of the thermostat, and let us know what model or type number the control is. Don't forget to send digital pictures first.  As soon as we get this information we can give you an estimate of the cost in rebuilding the unit.

Most new generic replacements that are available for a few old stoves come with a 90-day warranty. When we rebuild your original domestic thermostat, we give a 2 to 2-1/2 year warranty on parts and service since the original thermostat is always the best core to use and 1 year warranty for commercial stoves.




Baked Biscuits from



Dear Jack,

Here is the picture of my stove and me. It took a long time to get up to the old homestead in the mountains of western MD, but I finally installed the Wilcolator thermostat you repaired for my Roper stove last October. I can tell you that the biscuits don't burn up in two minutes as they did before. I'm inspired to order some of your publications to help me to keep the stove alive and well in the future.

I find it amazing and wonderful that a modern technology - the internet, helped me find you in order to get some older technology for my stove. And thank goodness there is someone like JES that cares about these old stoves.


Thanks and Best regards, 

Robin Shoen





Charles Mason of CA writes: "Here are my wife, Aileen, and our daughter, Margie Knudsen, preparing the family Christmas Eve dinner... We are really glad to be able to use this second oven now. 

Thank you, thank you thank you."



Note:   Adjustment and Maintenance Information available for minor temperature fluctuations for thermostats

   We Can Make Your Old Thermostat Work JUST LIKE NEW !

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Note:  We also have Adjustment and Maintenance Information available for minor oven temperature fluctuations for many thermostats.



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No replacement or refund on any item that has been lost or recorded as Delivered by carrier.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service or orders to anyone for

any reason not prohibited by law without explanation.


Not responsible for ANY parts or orders left after 30 days including parts sent back for examination or service. You must stay in contact with us for your part.


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