msdan wrote: I am putting in a free standing harmon mark II, does it get hot enough that you can cook on it ? thanks again, mark
I have a Mark II and yes it does get hot enough to cook on; that’s part of why I went with the Mark II. I don't cook on it because it would scratch up the stove top and I’d have to repaint in the spring. In an emergency situation I’d use it for cooking in a heart beat. My son did make foil dinners in the Harman last winter for his Scout rank advancement. We had to let the fire burn real low to get a temperature he could work with but it worked out well. Lisa
Congratulations on a great purchase!. Do you have a stove thermometer on the top of the stove and one on the chimney connector pipe after the Barro? That will give you a good idea on how well the stove is burning and how much of the heat you are keeping. You can get one for a couple of bucks at any stove store. Enjoy the heat!