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!