First Fire

First Fire

PostBy: Mastiffman On: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:56 pm

Yesterday afternoon the wife and I cleaned up the used Harman Mark II I got off Craig's list. Scotch brited it and gave it a coat of rattle can stove paint. Looks like brand new.
Replaced the gaskets on both doors.
Installed it in place of our stoker and fired it up last night for my first ever hand fed coal fire.
No problems getting the pea coal burning, had a good bed of wood coals going, put about 2" of pea in and it lit within minutes. Let that go about 1/2 hour, emptied the ash tray and loaded up the coal.
After the fresh paint stink let up we shut the windows and got toasty.

So far, so good!
Mastiffman
 

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:12 pm

Just curious why you got rid of the stoker? To many power outages? No generator?
I never had a stoker but they do seem nice.
Anyway good luck with your stove.
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: Mastiffman On: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:07 pm

2 reasons -
1 - power outages - I did put in a generator hook-up for this winter.
2 - wanted more heat. I've seen newer stokers with chutes (for lack of the proper term) 3X as wide as mine. They probably give off plenty. Mine would make the room you were in toasty, but not heat the rest of the house.
and (okay 3 reasons)
I'm planning to convert an unheated garage into an office w/stove, and I hope to put a 3rd stove in the workshop in my barn. This way all 3 will use the same coal.
Mastiffman
 

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PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:36 pm

Yup, having all three stoves using the same type of coal makes ordering and storing a lot easier.

Happy burning.
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:20 am

Splitter, if you're looking for your topic it was move here: http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php?t=2204

EasyRay wrote:Yup, having all three stoves using the same type of coal makes ordering....


As far as ordering goes that depends on who is delivering it. A typical coal truck usually has three seperate compartments, sometimes 4.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: EasyRay On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:21 am

I never thought about that. All my coal is bagged :)
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

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