Harman SF-250 owners...

Re: Harman SF-250 owners...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:28 pm

Are the stairs open underneath? You could brace them up with 4 X 4's, just in case.
My cellar is only under half of the house, the stairs are where the entrance to the cellar was before the 2nd half was built (I guess). They are concrete, except for the top step, which is wood (who knows?), concrete pad on top, then the door into the dining room (gotta love these old places!).
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Re: Harman SF-250 owners...

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:31 pm

A few stove-moving suggestions. First, [pretty obvious] remove all doors, firebricks, grates, handles and inspection covers... You can probably drop the weight by 150-200#. The empty steel box now has lots of 'holes' in it for grabbing hold of the box.

If your turn-around at the top of the stairs is real small, would it help to stand the stove on end?? you may be able to strap it to a good furniture/appliance dolly and move it 'on end' instead of with it's 'feet down'.

Another idea I've used is to make a good strong crate, that has lots of hand-holds. Bolt and screw it together and make it strong.. This was used on an object that just didn't have anything to hold onto.

Keep a strong strap on the stove, and a big strong guy at the end of the strap, and let him control the decent down the stairs... slow and steady will do it. If it gets away from you, lots of damage and possible injuries... don't want that.

I can't remember the design of the feet on the SF models, but member greg white raised his SF150 up about 12-16" and made it much easier to load and empty the ash pans.. Maybe you can remove the legs if needed then weld them back on ?

Anyway, good luck with the move and be carefull...

Greg L

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