Harman Magnum Stoker Restoration...

All ready for work...

PostBy: eelhc On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:41 am

I've completed the restoration and am now moving onto the installation phase of this project. It's cheaper for me to run the heat pump until the temps are consistently below mid 40s so I don't turn on the boiler or stove until late October. I've got a quite a bit to do still (fire up the stove to burn the paint off, move/set the stove in place, install the stove pipe + ductwork) and am hoping to finish up in the next 3 weeks.

All hardware have been replaced with grade 8 and there's permatex anti-seize/rust preventive on all the threads.

Pretty!
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Side views (streaks are form wiping the dust off of the stove)...
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New glass...
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Old grates... ground them down on the sides to fit better (have a new set as well but these looked good enough to use for another season).
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Slate instead of decorative tile... sealed in place with 600*F silicone...
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painted inside with VHT...
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Ash Pans, one old and one new, both painted with VHT...
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Early July...
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First firing will be tonight outside to burn off the paint with a make-shift flue/chimney. My coal mice ingredients. Wood pellets, rice coal, paper from a shredder, lump charcoal. Mix up in a paper lunch bag.
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eelhc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

Re: Harman Magnum Stoker Restoration...

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:50 am

Very well done!! good job :)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: All ready for work...

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:21 am

eelhc wrote:Pretty!

THATS an understatement ! :D
Job well done! :clap: :up:
Tip: for starting the stove, all you need are the wood pellets and a little jelled alcohol, in the middle of a pile of rice on the grates. Rice starts easy. :idea:
Shes a beauty!
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

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Re: Harman Magnum Stoker Restoration...

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:03 pm

Excellent job! A labor of love. :up: :clap:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Harman Magnum Stoker Restoration...

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:10 pm

Just started the axact same project today.

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

First Burn...

PostBy: eelhc On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:02 am

The homemade coal rice worked great... lit the first time.

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I did stuff the lunch bag full and some of the contents fell into the ash pan once the bag burned but there was definitely enough "stuff" to light the stoker with ease. I don't think I even need a bag for next time. just pile the contents on the grates... light and let her rip. Chris (DVC500 at last) is spot on... with a handful of wood pellets lighting a stoker is E-A-S-Y!

Here are a couple of videos of the first burn...



eelhc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

Re: Harman Magnum Stoker Restoration...

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:24 pm

How is the inside paint holding up ? any updates on this seasons burning,
RAYJAY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

So far so good...

PostBy: eelhc On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:07 am

RAYJAY wrote:How is the inside paint holding up ? any updates on this seasons burning,


No signs of rust or paint peeling inside so far.... been up and running since 11/01/09... 3 months.
eelhc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

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