Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: Thechap On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:56 pm

What can I use to clean the glas on my coal stove? Many thanks!
Thechap
 
Other Heating: Outdoor wood boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:10 pm

Wow, 5 years off the board and now I am sure a coal expert and now you wish to learn how to clean the glass? Where you been? How does hot soapy water on hot glass and a scrubbing pad work for you - worx for me.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: Thechap On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Yes, I have been gone a while but have always lurked on the site. I haven't fire the coal stove up for around four years. It's been sitting there taking up space. I figured I may as well fire it up and see what I have been missing!

A little over four years ago I installed an outdoor wood boiler which has kept the dirt and black dust out of the house.

I just couldn't remember what to use to clean the glass.
Thechap
 
Other Heating: Outdoor wood boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Visit Hitzer Stoves

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:20 pm

God's mercy is boundless and he forgives all sinners who have wandered from the fold. Double shoulder operations from wood chopping only make the path of enlightenment easier to follow. There are numerous posts on this subject.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:06 pm

What dirt & black dust Tc? You shoulda finished that thar learnin curve & asked a few questions on the way, back when ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: Bear038 On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:37 am

oven cleaner and paper towel
Bear038
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: fifthg On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:55 am

In the manual for my DVC 500 they show how to use a safety razor scraper at a 15 degree angle to the glass,that is almost flat,to the glass,and stove should not be too hot,so let it calm down before you begin.I use an oven cleaner or stove glass cleaner right after that.It works nicely
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:09 pm

Old Uncle Ham's Method-Works Everytime Without Fail !
1.) Spread Large Drop Cloth Under Opened Door
2.) Take Hammer And Bust Out Glass
3.) Install New Glass That Dealer Tried To Drill Your Eyes Out On
4.)Curse And Swear At Any Corroded Glass Retainers You've Encountered During Process
5.)Check Door Gasket While You're At Your Wit's End,Close Door

As far as being cheap,no. As far as being effective,oh hell yes.I dunno,but it seems you've gotten some good method advice on cleaning already. BE Gentle ! In all seriousness,check those supposed"Glass Wash" ports above and below glass to be sure they're open and not clogged. As far as black dust and fly ash,if your stove is drafting properly,get a 2nd ash pan. Open ash door easy,and slowly retrieve full pan and set on non combustable surface. Install empty pan and close door. Remove full pan to outside dump area. When it's coal load time,same deal...Open door easy,have coal load in scuttle that allows you an easy throw in while draft is sucking room air and any dust from the load straight into the stove. Close the door easy and lock Always stage your scuttle filling in the garage and not the house..And never walk away from a stove with any of the doors open,not even for a few seconds.If you get sidetracked or diverted,you'd hate yourself. :smoke:
Last edited by Hambden Bob on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: Photog200 On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:38 pm

When I was a wood burner, I learned a good trick to cleaning the glass by dipping a wet paper towel into the ashes then rub them around on the glass. The chemical reaction from the wet ashes takes the creosote off very easy. (cheap too) I wonder if the same thing would work on a coal stove by dipping the towel into the coal ashes? I have mica in my stove and windex cleans them just fine.
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: fifthg On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:57 pm

HB,I LIKE YOUR STYLE.YOU DA MAN!
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:38 pm

Is your glass getting dirty because of initial fire-up, or from a collection of ash after many hours of running? If it's discoloring due to start-up, there are ways to prevent it.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:32 pm

I've tried it all ... and after 8 seasons of burning, I just use a wet paper towel. If it's real dirty, I'll dip the towel in some flyash and scrub.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:51 pm

I use Rutland glass cleaner on mine. It makes taking off the nastiest creosote or bituminous soot a breeze! I only use it every few weeks when I'm burning anthracite.
Attachments
image.jpg
(13.29 KiB) Viewed 7 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]44542[/nepathumb]
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:23 pm

Are there any concerns or preferences on cleaning the glass when the stove is in operation? (extremely hot). I'm always afraid of it shattering, or cracking.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Cleaning glass on a Harmon Mark III

PostBy: BPatrick On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:56 am

LDPosse,

I read your post about the Rutland...do you know if it works well for Mica? I've gotten creosote on mine from start up and ocassional wood burning, (no more wood burning in the stove) and I've tried wet paper towel and glass cleaner. I don't want to have to re-cut mica windows. Any thoughts
BPatrick
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40 Baseheaters
Coal Size/Type: Stove Coal
Other Heating: Herald Oak No. 18

Visit Hitzer Stoves