New from Georgia

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Wed May 18, 2011 1:19 pm

Pipe going up to den area around fireplace, does note connect to stove:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Wed May 18, 2011 1:22 pm

Pipd going up to den area, is this insulation going to be a problem, this is the same pipe that does not connect to stove.
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Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Wed May 18, 2011 1:23 pm

This is same pipe going to the den, what are these wires?
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Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Wed May 18, 2011 1:25 pm

Someone asked me about the fan, only one fan and coal goes in front door:
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Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: badams On: Wed May 18, 2011 1:26 pm

Good job Pops!!!! You did it! I'm signing out now. Love ya!
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Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed May 18, 2011 6:26 pm

Ok that is either a Mark II or III. The fan on the stove is to distribute the hot air. The wires in the pipe are a duct booster fan. You will not get much heat through that pipe to the second floor. and the insulation is going to hurt heat transfer. Not sure what size your house is or number of levels, but this stove does have the potential to heat the whole house.

To get better heat transfer I would get rid of that pipe and put a huge grate in the floor right above the stove. Althgough this may not be possible or desired. You could always try it next year and if you don't get enough heat then go with a grate.

The stove is a hand fed. You load the coal through the front. Shake down twice a day and load twice a day. should not take more than ten minutes in the morning and ten at night.



Anymore questions keep them coming, Eric
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Fri May 20, 2011 10:24 am

Thanks Eric,
Two level house,1800 sq ft, not including basement. do you suppose there is a fan where the wires are on that pipe? I could take it apart myself i guessand find out. What would you do about that foam insulatiopn around pipe going to upstairs area? I know we are a few months away but, what about starting the fire with Match Lite charcole? And if I am not going to get that much heat, except in the basement where the stove is I do not know if it's worth it. We will see.
C.
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri May 20, 2011 1:02 pm

GA cracker wrote:And if I am not going to get that much heat, except in the basement where the stove is I do not know if it's worth it. We will see.
C.


Your mission is figuring out how to move that heat upstairs. The first thing I’d do is an air movement analysis to figure out your home’s natural air flow. Opening a window in the upstairs will help with air flow through the rest of the house. Reversed ceiling fans help, too. This has been talked about a lot on the forum. Use the search mode in the right top corner to find those postings. You can start with: Insulated basement keeping the heat downstairs?. Some folks use incense and follow the smoke and some take a half full helium balloon and see where it floats to. Our first year we had fans all over the place but discovered we didn’t need them due to the natural air flow; for us they just made the house noisier.

Once you have an idea of the house’s natural air flow, start thinking of what you can do to modify it to your advantage. That ceiling insulation isn’t going to help with the movement of any residual heat moving between floors. How big a mess would that be to remove? What is directly above the stove? A hallway, the kitchen? Is it possible to put a grate there? I remember my Aunt’s house growing up had a wall to wall grate in the upstairs hallway for heat distribution.

Check out the archives and see what solutions could fit your situation. It’s a good thing you’ve started early, by the fall you’ll be ready to burn.

I use the Match Lite method to light my stove. I take a paper drink holder from MacDonald’s, tear it up in small pieces place them on the grates and spread the entire small bag of Match Lite out over the whole firebox. Then I light the pieces of drink holder. I have the under fire air source open half way. The charcoal catches quickly and I add small amounts of coal periodically over the next 30 or 45 mins. I have a well burning coalbed in no time. The only drawback is the charcoal lighter smell of the Match Light. That can hang around for a while. My kids are the only ones on the block to associate the smell of Match Light charcoal with the winter. :D Good Luck, Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: Coalfire On: Fri May 20, 2011 1:27 pm

cracker I sent you a PM check your messages at the top of the page when you are logged in the little envolope will be flashing




Eric
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:23 am

Had my first coal fire in the Harmon last night. Took it real slow at first, still have a nice bed this am. I'm sold!! Thanks for all the info and sugestions back when I asked in May. I really am impessed with the stove.
Cracker.
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:27 am

OUTSTANDING my friend--ain't it grand when a plan comes together. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:49 pm

Welcome to great heat. Do you have Carbon Monoxide Detectors on each floor? Yes even the basement.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:16 am

Yes, bought two (after) I had the stove fired up for about a day. I did not go cheep on the detectors. I do have a question about a barodamper thingy. I do not have one in the pipe now. Is this device a need?
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air