Harmon MK1 questions

PostBy: ron54 On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:02 am

coal berner wrote:
Cap wrote:If I could find a used Mark I within driving condition, I'd buy it for now. I have two flues which of only one is in use. I want to be able to burn the small unit when the weather is not really cold enough for the blast furnace in the basement to be fired up.
Hey Cap the harman mark 1 is in the free classifieds section on this forum it is the third one on the list Ethan as it 600.00 is half price from a new one check it out do you want to take a ride 194 miles let me know it is only 339lbs with both of us no problem we can take my appliance truck along strap it on and wheel it out give me a call take care talk to you later :)


I too would buy this, but I need help getting on my truck & then into my basement. I can't do any heavy lifting though. Syracuse is only 150 miles for me, less than 3 hour drive. Again I would need help.
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:12 am

Ron, do you have any neighbors with teenage boys?? Tell them the stove move is good exercise for the football season!! Give 'em a few bucks and a pizza. this usually works for me!

Greg L.

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PostBy: Cap On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:29 am

Ron--

You live in the heart of anthracite country. There is certainly more than one dealer. Surely you can find a quality unit within 50 miles of Milford, PA. If you want new, treat yourself and help keep an American tradition alive. I know of 3 or 4 dealers in my part of the state. You may have to pay a little extra for delivery or seek some neighbors out. The dealer will load it into your truck or trailer.

I moved a Harman SF 250 ( Largest Harman hand fired built ) into my basement by using an old mattress and a rope. I simply let gravity take over. Once on the basement floor, I stood it up and walked it 6" at a time.

If I were looking for a new unit, for my main source of heat, I would check Hitzler's unit with the gravity fed hopper. I'm not big on stokers. I think there is a certain appeal to using nut or stove coal as opposed to rice sized coal. And I don't like the extra noise involved with a stoker nor the power requirements. But a stoker is the most convenient style unit and they do give off a tremendous amount of heat.
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PostBy: ktm rider On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:37 am

I agee with LsFarm, I have a Harman Mark II that I bought used and it is working as advertised. These things are pretty much bullet proof. At the worst, you might have to replace a few firebricks ( $1,25 a piece ) other than that, I don't see what else could be wrong with one of these units. $600 is a steal and in my opinion you should jump on it.

I bought my Mark II sight unseen, My co-worker told me what he had and that he wanted $200 for it. ( I don't think he knew much about stoves and especially the value of them) He said it was in his house when he bought it and he doesn't want it.. I gave him $200 on the spot and picked it up 2 days later and i could not be happier with the stove.
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PostBy: ron54 On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:06 am

Cap wrote:Ron--

You live in the heart of anthracite country. There is certainly more than one dealer. Surely you can find a quality unit within 50 miles of Milford, PA. If you want new, treat yourself and help keep an American tradition alive. I know of 3 or 4 dealers in my part of the state. You may have to pay a little extra for delivery or seek some neighbors out. The dealer will load it into your truck or trailer.


You would think that, Milford is on The PA, NY & NJ border. Only 1 Harman dealer in NJ a few miles from here--No others nearby, and no Hitzer dealers for over 100 miles.
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PostBy: ron54 On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:10 am

[quote="I bought my Mark II sight unseen, My co-worker told me what he had and that he wanted $200 for it. ( I don't think he knew much about stoves and especially the value of them) He said it was in his house when he bought it and he doesn't want it.. I gave him $200 on the spot and picked it up 2 days later and i could not be happier with the stove.[/quote]

I don't have anyone that can help me. I agree its agood price, even if I had to replace parts. I'm still waiting for a chimney installer to call me that is insured.
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PostBy: Cap On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:16 pm

PA rt 940 not far from the PA turnpike. Huge stove store, carries many models.

Good luck. I have no more advice or suggestions.
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PostBy: ron54 On: Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:59 pm

Cap wrote:PA rt 940 not far from the PA turnpike. Huge stove store, carries many models.

Good luck. I have no more advice or suggestions.


I'm not exactly in coal country, just the tip of it. The nearest exit to the PA turnpike is in scranton PA, about 60 miles away.

Do you know anything about keystoker hand fired stoves?
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PostBy: bugize On: Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:16 am

:shock: that harman dealer should order what you want.my dealer sold me a tlc2000,i wasnt happy with it...he took it back,give me full purchase price,then ordered my mark3,i only booted in 300 bucks difference...for the price difference and installation and removal of the other unit...not bad! tell your dealer about this maybe this will jar him i dunno...my stove is a tank and if i found a deal on a used one i wouldnt hesitate...all i found used when i was looking was wood stoves.
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PostBy: ron54 On: Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:48 pm

bugize wrote::shock: that harman dealer should order what you want.my dealer sold me a tlc2000,i wasnt happy with it...he took it back,give me full purchase price,then ordered my mark3,i only booted in 300 bucks difference...for the price difference and installation and removal of the other unit...not bad! tell your dealer about this maybe this will jar him i dunno...my stove is a tank and if i found a deal on a used one i wouldnt hesitate...all i found used when i was looking was wood stoves.


I found another dealer who would sell me an MK2 for 1525 + 40 delivery. A chimney installer is comming next week to give me estimate. This dealer did try & talk me into tlc2000, but to me it appears thinner metal, its weight is 75lbs less than MK2, for same output.
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