Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: derubis On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:43 pm

Got a new Harman PB105 pellet Boiler. What a Boiler. Everything work like a fine clock. I got it tied into my OIl Boiler so I could use both. The Harman work so great I
wish I just took out the Oil boiler.Can't wait for it to get to ZERO.
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derubis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman PB105 Boiler

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:32 pm

Even though this is a coal forum, keep us informed on the
performance of this unit. It might be a good spring and fall unit.
More pictures and any installation problems would be enjoyed.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:52 pm

Looks almost exactly like the VF3000 Coal Boiler. Good luck with it.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon


Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:06 pm

The early models had a big problem with cracked grates and failed igniters...hopefully they got it straightened out.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: derubis On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:58 am

Installation was simple Bring it in to the basement as one unit plum and wire and go.
tsb wrote:Even though this is a coal forum, keep us informed on the
performance of this unit. It might be a good spring and fall unit.
More pictures and any installation problems would be enjoyed.
derubis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman PB105 Boiler

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:14 am

How many sq. ft. are you heating with this unit? Curious why you chose a pellet boiler instead of a coal boiler given the BTU content per dollar?
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: derubis On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:48 pm

Because of the work and Dirt . I was raised with a Home fired by a AA120 There is a lot of work involved. Not much involved with the Pellets I have to change the ash tub
once every ton of pellets. Biggest job is getting 8 ton of pellets into my basement. 1800 sq.ft. I used oil before (1,000 gal)
coalkirk wrote:How many sq. ft. are you heating with this unit? Curious why you chose a pellet boiler instead of a coal boiler given the BTU content per dollar?
derubis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman PB105 Boiler

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:43 pm

Eight tons!? wow. Pellets here are $239.00 per ton. That is $1,912.00 for the 8 tons to heat 1,800 sq. ft. for the year. I'm burning 6 tons of coal at $165.00 per ton ($990.00) to heat 4,000 sq. ft. and it also heats my domestic hot water. You are spending twice as much to heat half the space. Yes it's a little bit of work but not that much. And as for the dirt, I have my routine down and have very little dirt to deal with.

You did cut your oil bill almost in half.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:39 am

And there is a loader in the picture...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: derubis On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:26 am

My Toy
CapeCoaler wrote:And there is a loader in the picture...
derubis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman PB105 Boiler

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:11 am

My testimonial to your fuel and boiler choice and the work and the dirt - isn't quite so sweet.

But - your in it now - good luck with that :cry:
Sting
 
Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: derubis On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:26 pm

$215.00 PER TON delivered .
coalkirk wrote:Eight tons!? wow. Pellets here are $239.00 per ton. That is $1,912.00 for the 8 tons to heat 1,800 sq. ft. for the year. I'm burning 6 tons of coal at $165.00 per ton ($990.00) to heat 4,000 sq. ft. and it also heats my domestic hot water. You are spending twice as much to heat half the space. Yes it's a little bit of work but not that much. And as for the dirt, I have my routine down and have very little dirt to deal with.

You did cut your oil bill almost in half.
derubis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman PB105 Boiler

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:04 am

derubis wrote:$215.00 PER TON delivered .
coalkirk wrote:Eight tons!? wow. Pellets here are $239.00 per ton. That is $1,912.00 for the 8 tons to heat 1,800 sq. ft. for the year. I'm burning 6 tons of coal at $165.00 per ton ($990.00) to heat 4,000 sq. ft. and it also heats my domestic hot water. You are spending twice as much to heat half the space. Yes it's a little bit of work but not that much. And as for the dirt, I have my routine down and have very little dirt to deal with.

You did cut your oil bill almost in half.



Same heat in a ton of Pellets @ $215.00 = Coal(40lb. Bag) $180.47 or Coal(bulk) $108.28
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:34 am

Where are you buying coal for $108.00 a ton?
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Harman PB105 Pellet Bioler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:27 pm

coalkirk wrote:Where are you buying coal for $108.00 a ton?

It's the same heat value in coals cost for 1 ton of pellets comparison, not a ton of coal.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea