New to coal

New to coal

PostBy: chopper698 On: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:56 pm

I just picked up my new harmon mark 2 saturday morning. I took the two and half hour trip to dublin Pa from NYC. The gentleman at the store was just that a gentleman. I got the stove home and humped out the old woodstove and jockyed the new harmon into position. This is my first time with coal. I started with a small wood fire and when it was through I startedwith a little bit of coal. I was immediately taken by the smell I love it! Within time I had established a nice bed of red coal. I filled her up and throttled her down a bit with the dampner and draft control and it has been burning since saturday afternoon till now. One word awesome!!
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:52 am

:lol: Funny because most of the posts from the "newbies" that have burned wood in the past are usually the exact opposite, they either can't get it going, over fire it, can't keep it going etc. Generally they still have there habits for burning wood and try to apply them to burning coal.

Glad to see it's working well for you right from the start.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: EasyRay On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:15 am

Hey chopper, congrats on your new stove. I see you ended up with the mark II. Did you get the blower with it? If not you can always pick one up later.
Seems like you are starting with a good burn.
Don't forget the detector.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

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PostBy: chopper698 On: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:33 pm

Thanks, yes the blower came with it. I am trying to find a high and low outlet switch so I can control the fan speed.
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:00 am

Try Grainger they will probably have what your looking for.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:26 am

Here are some nice ones at a decent price that seem to work well:

Have fun! :lol:
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: coal_kid On: Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:55 pm

Lowes or home depo might have what you need too. I recommend a 3 or 4 speed fan. You'll go nuts trying to find the right setting if you can slide it anywhere. Just be sure its made for fans, and not lights.
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PostBy: chopper698 On: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:11 pm

Thanks for them websites. The one I am looking for actually just plugs into an outlet. The guy in the stove shop had his fan on his harmon mark3 pugged into this. But it looked pretty old. Maybe I will call over there and see if he knows. Scored a little over a ton of stove coal for $2 a bag that someone is getting rid of this weekend, and the temp is supposed to drop this weekend. Fire it up!
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:21 pm

If you buy a 4" square electrical box, and get a cover that has a switch slot and openings for a duplex outlet, then you can install the speed control in the switch side, and power the outlet through the speed control. All in one box.

Greg L
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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