Which stove??

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:13 pm

philthy wrote:With this stove I found it very important to burn off volatiles after reload. Lets just say I wont need a razor or a haircut for quite some time! :oops:


Are you implying that a nasty puff-back has you looking like your avatar? :o :shock:
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: philthy On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:19 pm

Maybe a little. Loaded up and thought it to be burning good. Came back later, sat down in front of it as I usually do and opened the door. It was like slow-motion, I saw the fire ball coming and even thought "oh no", but didn't make it out of the way in time. Went up stairs and showed the wife who found the situation very comical. Lessen learned I guess. lol!











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philthy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82-fa

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:23 pm

Glad to see you made a great choice and are up and running. Stick around,more to learn,and more to share ! I think 'ya got the blow-back thing covered and won't have it happen again. Ahh,them black rocks,makin' da heat ! toothy
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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Re: Which stove??

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:04 am

The stove picks the person who burns, Mr. Potter ....

Go with Hitzer is my recommendation though
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: tomcat On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:30 pm

The Harman factory is in Halifax PA about 30 miles north of Harrisburg.I have owned 3 different Harmans including a S F 3500.My only complaint was their fire brick system. The brick keep working their way off the small ledge they created to hold.it.
tomcat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: k-4 keystoker
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: old magnum
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 400 warm morning, sf250
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: sf3500
Coal Size/Type: rice and buck mix, stove, nut

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:34 pm

The puffbacks from an 82 are no laughing matter. You have been given good advice about how to avoid them, but if you still get them once in a while...try a large paperclip on the inlet air flapper.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: coalcracker On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:22 pm

philthy wrote:Between a Hitzer 82-fa and a Harmon SF-2500 which would you guys recommend? Both are in good shape and both are priced the same. Only wanna burn coal...




I'd buy the Harmon, they have better handles and build quality. The Harmans do more with less, they are smaller stoves sizewise, but they heat as much or more than a large stove. The doors, sides, legs, hinges, etc. are beefier and thicker metal.
coalcracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Standard sealed hot water boiler, hand fed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark I Magnafire
Baseburners & Antiques: Lehigh Oak 18, Washington potbelly, Sears Roebuck parlor cabinet, PIttston 6 lid cook stove, vintage combo gas/coal cook stove 4 lid
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark I Magnafire

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:47 pm

What is the going rate for a Harman SF-2500?

As for Harman's being "smaller", I suspect you are thinking about their stoves...not the SF-2500 hand-fed furnace.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: coalcracker On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:54 pm

buffalo bob wrote:go with the hitzer customer svc. is great...forget about calling the harmon factory..



You don't need service with a Harman, nothing goes wrong with it.

That's like saying buy a Yugo, the service is great....gimme a break !

If you have to call the factory, you bought the wrong stove !!
coalcracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Standard sealed hot water boiler, hand fed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark I Magnafire
Baseburners & Antiques: Lehigh Oak 18, Washington potbelly, Sears Roebuck parlor cabinet, PIttston 6 lid cook stove, vintage combo gas/coal cook stove 4 lid
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark I Magnafire

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: coalcracker On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:59 pm

Rob R. wrote:What is the going rate for a Harman SF-2500?

As for Harman's being "smaller", I suspect you are thinking about their stoves...not the SF-2500 hand-fed furnace.



My Harman I heats better than an older stove I had previously, that had 2x size firebox, because the Harman has a smoke shelf/recirculating baffle in it, like an early base burner did, and also a fan, superior firebrick, built in raking handle on the outside. I haven't changed so much as a bolt on it in 12 years. The gaskets were changed as a courtesy by the guy that installed the chimney, it didn't even need them. The Harman is WAY more efficient. If you bought one, you'd forgettabout all those other stoves.

Hitzer isn't even in the same league, they aren't even on the same floor or in the same building with Harman.

The Harman Mk I runs rings around the Iron House Newcastle, and the Newcastle is bigger. The Harman burns 1 bucket a day, the Newcastle 2 buckets a day, same days, and the Harman heats better with 1/2 the coal.

need I say more ?
coalcracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Standard sealed hot water boiler, hand fed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark I Magnafire
Baseburners & Antiques: Lehigh Oak 18, Washington potbelly, Sears Roebuck parlor cabinet, PIttston 6 lid cook stove, vintage combo gas/coal cook stove 4 lid
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark I Magnafire

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:05 pm

F.Fred? Any comments on that? toothy
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: Which stove??

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:11 pm

SMITTY wrote:F.Fred? Any comments on that? toothy

He already told Fred he needs a cathedral ceiling and now he needs to get rid of the Hitzer. Can't fight that logic.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:14 pm

:funny: :funny: :funny:
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: Which stove??

PostBy: philthy On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:45 pm

Had the Hitzer in operation for over a week and love it. Shut it down last night to replace the grates (previous owners fault) which arrived two days after ordering. I'm sure the Harmon is good but will testify on the customer service from Hitzer. I'm a happy camper. Cathedral ceiling not needed!
philthy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82-fa

Re: Which stove??

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:50 pm

Nice p. :D --SMITTY, I'm still waitin for cc to respond to a couple questions I asked earlier. BUT-the man has a new, real tight small house or town house even,that he has OUTSTANDING results with his teeny Mark I, Soooo, I really don't think he has a clue about what most of us are heating here or heating WITH--I will say that he appears to be a well READ person--yet as we all know, the proof is in the pudding, not speculation nor minimal, if any experience. I do think it's a shame that he's posting so much misinformation. Just an old farmers thoughts:)---by the way--I fixed my problem-- :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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