captcaper wrote: RAYJAY wrote:
[quote="Hambden Bob"]Good ! Now you can take your time and tune it. Enjoy the Heat. And yes,I am an un-abashed Re-badged(after the buy-out and subsequent cheapening)Harman Basher. Mine's the old bullet-proof quality Harman -Built stoker from the day. I'm not jealous,I own one. I'm angry at what was done to my high quality Dealer. What he and other Dealer's went through was a damn shame. Those of us that have the Originals know what the Harman name truly meant. I wish you nothing but the best with your New Stove. That problem should have never been missed by QC or at the very least,the standard Factory build process. Your Dealer did a stand-up job. I wish him well too. In the future,I will still recommend the Leisure Line Stoker for that type of stove. Those boys have lived here on the Board,and they've forsaken a lot of cash to build their stokers here. Their quality control is held by them,and it shows. Make no bones about,I truly do wish you and CaptCaper all the best,and a long stove life to you both. Again,Enjoy The Heat !
X2 on the older harmans, my older dealer (carried them form the first in the area ) is getting pushed out by one of the new dealer because they a "full line dealer " the full line dealer does not have a clue on parts or service of the units, plus Harman is getting rid of a lot of the coal models just waiting till i can no longer get parts for my stove ....
Why carry a huge line of Coal Stoves when most use Pellet etc. Here in NH I don't know anyone who burns Coal except for my Coal Dealer. Everybody up here uses Harman's Pellet stove or hand fired wood.
Harman is smart if they dropped a model that does't sell well. I do the same here at my business. Dealers are dealers.. You guys really think all LL or other brand dealers will have all the parts,knowledge or service? I don't think so. I couldn't even find a LL dealer. They wanted me to drive 7 hours to see one. Then I saw the way the forced hot air worked on it and I dropped the idea of buying one. Many many Harman dealers here in NH. My Blazcek dealer pushed me over the fence on how he and 5 or 6 other customers had Super Mag's and had no issues. Thank god I didn't listen to the Chicken Littles here and Thank god for my Coal dealer.
Also I saw and looked good at the older Harman Stokers and didn't like the build and functions. This Super Mag is simple and built solid works better in every way for my needs.
When company's make change everyone always say they don't make them like they use to. Then there are those who cling on to old technology. Thank god they keep progress going and we don't stay in the past.[/quote]
the problem is not the pellet stoves my dealer sells a ton of harmans in that way, to be a full dealer you have to sell the ng/lpg stove they market also......
and there not dropping a model or 2 seen the list and its most of the coal fire one's and as for using pellets most buyers are not given a choice on that, and why would you being a dealer, when you can sell them the stove and there fuel, and as for the older Harman's where did you not like the build on them built a little to sturdy for you???
burning a mid 80's vanwert stoker here for my house and will still be burning it for the next 30 years