New from Georgia

New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sun May 15, 2011 6:49 am

Hello,, Just moved to Williamsport and bought a house with a Harman stove in basement, it was cleaned and inspected in 2008 and not used since. I would like to use it this winter but have no exp. as I am from GA. Stove looks new and I have several questions about the ventilation and what to buy. I would rather buy someone a beverage to come look at it. Also have a fireplace. no help needed with that.
Thanks
Ga craker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun May 15, 2011 8:10 am

Turn around and go back!

J/K

I grew up in GA and move to PA almost 20 years ago.
Magnum is a stoker right? It's easy peasy with a stoker just keep it full of coal and empty the ash.
cArNaGe
 

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:01 am

g c--welcome to the Forum my friend. You've got plenty of coal users in the area there. I'm sure one of them will be happy to get you straightened out with the Harman. I think maybe j/k didn't have his mornin coffee yet ;) Again, welcome :) In the mean time go to search box top right & type in the stove type--
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun May 15, 2011 8:32 pm

GA cracker wrote:Hello,, Just moved to Williamsport and bought a house with a Harman stove in basement, it was cleaned and inspected in 2008 and not used since. I would like to use it this winter but have no exp. as I am from GA. Stove looks new and I have several questions about the ventilation and what to buy. I would rather buy someone a beverage to come look at it. Also have a fireplace. no help needed with that.
Thanks
Ga craker


Well, welcome to the forum. I spent my youth in North GA - Tucker/Dahlonega but left there after college. We finally ended up in Northern VA. I discovered the wonderful world coal via this remarkable forum a couple of years ago. I heat my 1800 sq ft house entirely with a Harman Mark II. I'm further south than you but I burn from late OCT to the end of March. We go though 2.5 tons of coal and keep our house at 75*. Tell us about your set up - can you send pictures. We love pictures. What are your questions? If you ask, someone or everyone will answer. :) Again, welcome to the forum. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:14 pm

Moving north from Georgia is not the smartest thing to do, but if you are willing to burn coal we will let you redeem yourself. Pictures and questions will be answered right here!
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Mon May 16, 2011 5:39 am

Thanks for the replys. We relocated for work, we are both in healthcare. Alright, here are my questions-concerns, the stove is vented back to a block wall and up the chimney-spell?! There is another 6" pipe that comes down out the celing and stops about two inches above the stove top, dosent look like is is supposed to be conected to anything because I believe this pipe supplies the heat to the vents I see around the fireplace upstairs in the den. A few years ago the previous owner had the celing of the garage and basement sprayed with foam insulation between the joists and there is this foam insulation around the pipe that goes up and heats the den area around the fireplace. Do you think I am going to have problems with the pipe touching that foam insulation-does that pipe get that hot?
Thanks ya'll
GA 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: Coalfire On: Mon May 16, 2011 5:54 am

Does this house have another heat source?? The pipe going to the chimney is of course the smoke stack. The pipe coming down to the stove would be for heat distribution. Is there a removable plate on the top of the stove for this pipe to connect to? If not it is probably an older mag and they are banking on some heat going up this pipe. If that is so then you will not get much heat up stairs. If you could post some close up pics of the stove and setup it would be helpful.


But to answer your one question yes that pipe will get hot but I doubt it will in your setup.



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

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Mon May 16, 2011 6:18 am

Thanks Eric,
Yes the house has a fairly new central heat-air unit with heat pump and a fireplace so I am not counting on the coal stove for primary heat sorce. No, there is not a removable plate on top of the stove. There is a fan motor mounted on the back bottom of the stove. I am more curious than anything. I will try to post pics but will have to get the wifes help because I do not know how. Yet!
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: Coalfire On: Mon May 16, 2011 6:30 am

Ok Is there only one fan? Is there a hopper on the back of the stove to shovel coal into or do you load it through the front door? One fan sounds like you have a hand fed. The pics will tell than we can go from there.


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

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon May 16, 2011 6:52 am

Welcome Crackah.. Pictures are our friends 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 16, 2011 7:45 am

Yep, pix are a must--without--we're just pizzin in the wind :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Mon May 16, 2011 6:44 pm

lowfog01 wrote:Well, welcome to the forum. I spent my youth in North GA - Tucker/Dahlonega but left there after college. Lisa



Small world
I grew up in Toccoa
cArNaGe
 

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon May 16, 2011 8:48 pm

cArNaGe wrote:
lowfog01 wrote:Well, welcome to the forum. I spent my youth in North GA - Tucker/Dahlonega but left there after college. Lisa



Small world
I grew up in Toccoa


Small world indeed. My parents live in Morganton, on the lake made when they dammed the Toccoa River. I left there in 1981 after I graduated from North Georgia. It's a nice place to be from but I'd be hesitant to go back permanently. No particular reason, I'm just happy where I'm at. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: New from Georgia

PostBy: GA cracker On: Wed May 18, 2011 1:13 pm

OK lets try this:
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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: badams On: Wed May 18, 2011 1:14 pm

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