Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

Re: Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:51 pm

lsayre wrote:It almost seems as if Harman is weening itself away from coal. Their parent company, 'HNI', located in Muscatine, IA (and not in China as some have suggested) seems to be focusing on pellet stoves.


I believe it was said that some of their stoves are made in China...nobody said that they are located in China. :roll:
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Re: Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

PostBy: captcaper On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:20 am

lsayre wrote:It almost seems as if Harman is weening itself away from coal. Their parent company, 'HNI', located in Muscatine, IA (and not in China as some have suggested) seems to be focusing on pellet stoves.


Good move on their part. But I can't seen them dropping the coal line completely. I bet they just keep the big sellers. Here in Berlin and Lancaster NH the hospitables have switched over to new wood chip heating systems. And most folks here in Northern NH use wood,wood pellets,wood bricks now. Still lot's of logging here. It saves them money and it's Green.
Coal has such a bad rap from the soft coal power plants,etc. that burn it. Most folks don't want to even think about using it. So with pellets taking off these last years it makes sense to go into a good line of pellet stoves.
NH has a good income level and standard of living compared to other parts of the country so by going to pellets or burning wood they save some money but are "green" even though Coal is still cheaper.
Me ? I'm Coal all the way.. and you know why. I dropped wood and I've been with coal since 1982 with Coal Chubbys,etc.
Just a side note. My heating oil sits so long ( I use 175 gal. in 1 1/2 years 2000 sq ft home with temps down to -30 ) that it created issues in my furnace. I added Power Service to it and it cleared up. So I add Power Service to every tank and now have no issues with the furnace which gives us hot water as well.
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Re: Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:29 am

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Re: Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:41 am

Their stoves are NOT made in China. Made right here in the US. And they have dropped numerous coal products lately. They dropped the VF3000 stoker, the medium sized hand fired boiler and furnace, the mkII and some others that escape me now.
Like lowfog, my local harman dealer does not have any coal burning units on the floor. This particualr dealer does lots of TV and radio ads and they NEVER mention coal. They are big into pellet and gas units. Very few Harman stock anything but the most common parts.
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Re: Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:55 am

McGiever wrote:
lsayre wrote:It almost seems as if Harman is weening itself away from coal. Their parent company, 'HNI', located in Muscatine, IA (and not in China as some have suggested) seems to be focusing on pellet stoves.


I believe it was said that some of their stoves are made in China...nobody said that they are located in China. :roll:


I must have mis-read in some other thread at some juncture, whereby I took it to be that someone (not me) was making the statement that the parent company of Harman is a Chinese owned corporation.
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Re: Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:02 am

That would be Mr. Crane. He was wrong. :roll:
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Re: Is a Harmon MKIII merely a MKII with 3 grates instead of 2?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:04 am

coalkirk wrote:............ Like lowfog, my local harman dealer does not have any coal burning units on the floor. This particualr dealer does lots of TV and radio ads and they NEVER mention coal. They are big into pellet and gas units. Very few Harman stock anything but the most common parts.

Same around here. Nobody mentions coal, except for Squire Lumber - they actually advertise it in a flyer. There's another huge company that doesn't have a single coal stove on their showroom floor. They also own a powersports dealer - both are in the same, recently-built, HUGE building - each showroom has got to be 5k sq.ft. or better ... and there's not a single coal stove to be had. When you mention it, you get funny looks ... and a sales pitch toward pellets. :lol:
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