SF-150 Door

SF-150 Door

PostBy: david.rodefer On: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:06 pm

Does anyone have a door with a glass insert for a FS-150 (Harman) stove? I purchased a 150 but the door is solid and I kind of miss the glow through the glass window.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hamam
Stove/Furnace Model: FS-150

Re: FS-150 Door

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:53 pm

Do you mean a SF 150? The hand feed stove with the heat exchanger in the upper back of the stove?? If so, I don't think they made a door with glass in it for that stove, Have you asked a Harman Dealer??

You could weld one up, if you are handy with steel fabrication.

Greg

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Re: FS-150 Door

PostBy: david.rodefer On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:01 am

Bout of late day dyslexia. The stove came with its original brochure which showed a glass door on the front. Haven't talked to Harman yet, but I imagine their price - if they have one available - is gonna be more than my desire to see flames.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hamam
Stove/Furnace Model: FS-150

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Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:50 pm

I've not seen one with glass in the door, Maybe Harman will like to get some old stock sold?? With the cost of the casting, the cost of the ceramic 'glass' i'm sure it's $2-300. The ceramic glass is $~50-80.

Greg L.
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Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: Salemcoal On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:46 pm

I also just purchased a sf 150. It does have a small glass door. It is very hazy and i would be interested in replacing mine with a new one. I haven't hooked it up yet and am curious to see others burn times and stove temperatures. Thanks
Salemcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harmonsf150
Stove/Furnace Model: alaskachaning3

Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:55 pm

Hi salecoal, welcome to the forum, can you post a photo of the door with the glass window?

Greg.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: Salemcoal On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:40 pm

Thanks for the welcome LS Farm. I have been reading this forum for awhile and am glad to interact with other coal stove owners. My wife and friends call me a coal stove junkie. As for the sf 150. i will post pictures when i get it home. I'm picking it up next saturday. Its going to be a bitch, down in a cellar with bilco doors. I plan on hooking it up in a big family room where I currently run a channing III and then moving the Alaska to the other end of the house with a SWG powervent. My wife won't be too happy with the looks of the sf 150 but I'm hoping it will crank out heat and take the edge off the Northern New York winters. Any input about these stoves would be appreciated. I'm hoping it will be as easy to keep going 24/7 as the Mark II I sold to my brother. Thanks alot
Salemcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harmonsf150
Stove/Furnace Model: alaskachaning3

Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:51 pm

Hi Salemcoal. one of my friends here in Michigan, forum member greg white has a SF150, and really likes it.. They put out a lot of heat, hold a lot of coal and are well made. You will do fine with it I'm sure. As for a full 24 hours untouched ?? well you may have to have it turned down quite a bit.. I'm not sure, it will depend on your chimney, and the quality of your coal.

Time will tell, good luck with the install be carefull, they are heavy!!.

Greg L

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Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: Salemcoal On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:24 pm

Hi LS Farm I plan on being able get away with loading and shaking it every 12hours . I'm hoping my wife won't have to mess with it while I'm at work. We had a little Chubby coal stove that she tended while I was at work. That soured her on handfired stoves. She has since been spoiled with the Alaska stoker which she doesn't touch while I have missed the work involved of keeping a handfired going. I hope my learning curve with this new stove is not too long.
Salemcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harmonsf150
Stove/Furnace Model: alaskachaning3

Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:39 pm

I know the SF.250 Have A window In the door Does any one Know If The 150 uses The Same Door As The 250 if so Call A Harman dealer and order a SF.250 door I AM Sure it will be Pricey Good luck ;)


http://www.harmanstoves.com/specifications.asp?id=16
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:39 pm

I will make a few recommendations: Remove the inspection panel and clean the area around the heat exchanger tubes. Ash and creostote [if wood was burned] tend to collect around the tubes.

With the stove clean, take a close look at the grates while you move the shaker handle. The grates on Harman handloaders can be moved too far, and the whole fire dumped into the ashpan. So move the handle back and forth, then use chalk to make 'limit lines' on the side of the stove. This will help you from over shaking and dumping your fire, or getting a piece of coal or clinker jammed between the grates.

Also notice that the front and rear grate, next to the front and back wall will not have as much shaking action, as the grates in the middle of the firebox where they move next to another grate. The ash building up on the grate at the front and rear grate causes a loss of combustion air to the fire, and a 'black spot' in the red hot coal bed.
Make yourself a poker out of 2/16" or 1/4" steel rod, bend a 3" or 4" 'L' on one end, and a loop for a handle on the other end. I use political sign wire frame for these pokers :D .

Once you get the dark areas in the coal bed, and shaking hasn't shook down the ash in these areas, use the poker from below, through the ash pan area, and poke between the fingers of the grate, and the ash will fall down and open up the airway.

Keep the loading door vents closed or not open more than a 1/8th turn or so. Use the ashpan spinner vent for the fire.

You will easily get a good hot burn for 12 hours.

Hope this helps.. Greg L

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Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: sandman On: Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:05 pm

i didn't even know they made a 150

until today, i thought i was buying a used 250 turns out it's a 150 and yes it has glass in the door.

the one i got must be older the way the door locks is different than the new ones.

according to the manual they also made a 350.

i really wanted a 250, i'll give the stove a try it's only one fire brick narrower than a 250.

i wonder how many btu's the 150 is rated for?
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000, mark III sf150&250

Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: Salemcoal On: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:27 pm

LS Farm Thanks for the recommendations. Sandman , post how the initial burn is going on the sf 150. I'm interested on the heat output compared to the Mark II. Thanks
Salemcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harmonsf150
Stove/Furnace Model: alaskachaning3

Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: sandman On: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:43 pm

Salemcoal wrote:LS Farm Thanks for the recommendations. Sandman , post how the initial burn is going on the sf 150. I'm interested on the heat output compared to the Mark II. Thanks


me too, i'll be burning wood in the 150.

i'll be able to compare it to the mark III. i'm getting 8-10 hr burns out of the mark III and hope the 150 is the same or better.

i should have it up and running monday night
sandman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000, mark III sf150&250

Re: SF-150 Door

PostBy: greg white On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:10 am

Finally some SF150 owners,cool!
Mine will run for well over 12 hours.
It has a glass in door.
I thought I was buying a SF250 too!
I have the book or paper work on the 150,250 and 350,I will bring to the house next visit to shop.
it will kick out the heat!!!!
I will be back later with spec.s,
I have no baro.
I watch draft draw,and stack temps.
There is a SF 250 owner here,any SF350 owners???
no longer a lone wolf.
respect.
GW
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