duracraftdan wrote:I got the stove last fall and over the winter was the first time I used it. I wonder if the last owner cemented the grates in place to seal them because he knew they were warped? IF Harman does not use any cement then why else would they be done like that. The stove has only been burned for 2 years. Prevous owner got it new and burned the first winter,I got it from him and used it last winter. It has only had 8 tons of coal burned in it.
2 seasons and your replacing grates
Its not a good sign the first owner furnace cemented the heck out of it after the first season of burning
for some whaco reason Harmon stokers have commanded "crazy" money (with no justification other than pure greed by limiting production, dealers), spare parts are ridiculous as well... everything went to "hell in a handbasket" when they sold out to a national conglomerate. 2 seasons old, furnace cementing after one season (meaning it failed after one season really)... Id be calling the company and raising holy hell for my free grates! If I did not get satisfaction, I would call and write directly to Mr. Determan at Hearth & Home Technologies
7571-215th Street West
Lakeville, MN 55044
give him the serial # and info off the unit, explain after one season the grate failed and you had to furnace cement the warped gaps showing and though you don't mind handling installation of new grates you are asking for an updated, quality grate to be sent to you asap.
If you are unhappy with Mr. Determans response... sell the stove (or better yet... box it up and write "Harmon Stoves" in big letters and "Returned to Sender" and "Piece 0 Shyt" on it deliver it to the nearest Harmon Dealer and take a picture of it next to the Harmon Sign and start posting that photo on every forum, every google site and every rating feedback site you can find and then.....go buy a Leisure Line!