Stove specifications

Stove specifications

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:28 pm

The Harman discharges air from the blower at a downward angle. To determine where the hot air path intersects the floor, release one standard cat and see where she picks for her nap.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:41 pm

Is that a Mark I?

What's the thermo damper on the side?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:21 pm

Mark I Modified Class...
There is a thread on it in here somewhere...
I think it is a Hitzer bimetallic damper...
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Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:31 pm

Yup, same here when we first put ours in, this one is classic...

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:43 pm

rberq wrote:The Harman discharges air from the blower at a downward angle. To determine where the hot air path intersects the floor, release one standard cat and see where she picks for her nap.


I love science.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:21 pm

jpete wrote:Is that a Mark I? What's the thermo damper on the side?

Yes, Mark I. Click to see the thread:

Retrofit Hitzer Thermostat to Harman
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:08 am

Cool idea. Has it been working well for you?

How is ash build up in front of the holes?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:12 am

Good idea! I missed that thread back then. I assume you just crank the original inlet shut, correct?

I have 4 standard cats. One of them enjoys laying in the coal! :lol:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Stove specifications

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:03 pm

jpete wrote:Cool idea. Has it been working well for you?
How is ash build up in front of the holes?

Yes, it works well. The holes are above the ash pan. Tops of the holes are about an inch below the grates, and ash build up has not been a problem.

SMITTY wrote:I assume you just crank the original inlet shut, correct?

Often I leave the original inlet open about 1/2 turn or a little less, to allow minimal air even if the thermostat plate is completely closed.
I have toyed with the idea of rigging a room thermostat to a small fan, which would blow on the bi-metal thermostat, so when room temperature drops the fan would come on, cool the bi-metal strip, and open the air damper to make the stove hotter. Because coal responds so slowly, I don't know how well it would work. Might cause big room-temperature overruns. Maybe one of those new electronic thermostats that automatically learns the right heat anticipation values....
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

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