Had to post over on Hearth.com today. Nope, it's not really for me nor am I burning pellets except to try lighting my AA once. Smoky mess that ended up being.
My wife's grandfather bought a Harman PF100 pellet furnace. It's made him warmer in his house than he's ever been (when it works) so I really hate to tell him I'd as soon yank it out with a chain and put a coal furnace in it's place.
Stupid thing works when I'm standing there watching it but the minute I turn my back it won't relight itself, or it's smoking the neighbors out like an OWB because it didn't stop feeding pellets.
In the 5 years or so that I've had my AA I've replaced the fan belt (because I wanted to), the smoke pipe every year, 2 baros from poofs, and had the fan rebuilt this year to stop a vibration I caused. Total less than $300 or so.
We've replaced two firepots from bulges and cracks, a combustion blower motor, an exhaust sensor probe, and a couple gaskets on his pellet headache and that's over $400.00 for two years. Color me impressed.
What a POS. That is all.
Last edited by Richard S.
on Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:15 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Moved to Wood, Gas, Oil, Geothermal and Other Heating Units