harmon mark II

harmon mark II

PostBy: jjfcars On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:14 pm

does anybody have one of these and how do you like it and how does it heat your house thinking of getting one but would like some in put on them


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Re: harmon mark II

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:35 pm

I have the Mark I, it's currently keeping us nice and warm. I like the stove a lot, workmanship is excellent. The only complaint is that the ashes tend to accumulate on either side of the ashpan, I have to shovel out on either side after removing the pan. The shaker mechanism is on one side the other side is empty space. Some sort of deflector to direct the ash into the pan would be nice.

Other then that it's an excellent stove and I highly recommend it (the Mark I is a smaller version of the Mark II).
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: harmon mark II

PostBy: Islander On: Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:24 pm

Fired up the MK II on Friday night. Getting 24 hour burns quite easily. Temp on the side of the stove is 250 deg, on top of the blower channel is 150. Amazingly, I can hold my hand on the exhaust pipe 8 inches behind the stove. Using 1 hod per day, looks to be about half of a 50# bag.

Love the stove, yes, the ash tray is an issue, but I've nothing to compare it to. The stove does best just humming along at around 350-400 deg. When it gets cold and I try to keep the stove temps higher, it requires much more attention. Anything above 400 deg requires at least 3 loadings/shakings in a day. Whereas the usual number is 2 per day.

I start burning around the middle of Nov, and usually stop around the beginning of April. Last year I burned 5200# of coal. Little more than 2 1/2 tons. This year, coal costs less than 1 fill up of my neighbors oil tank. :)