Coal-Trol for Harman Magnum Stoker - Is it worth it?

Coal-Trol for Harman Magnum Stoker - Is it worth it?

PostBy: morabito On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:49 pm

About to pick up a 2003 Harman Magnum Stoker. Is it worth getting a coal-trol for it? Would appreciate any feedback, especially from those who run a Magnum Stoker with a Coal-trol. Thanks.
morabito
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono
Other Heating: Oil

Re: Coal-Trol for Harman Magnum Stoker - Is it worth it?

PostBy: lewis On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:00 pm

I run a Harman and I do not think its worth it I'm not having any problems or erratic swings in temp with the original Harmon Controls.

Mine is an old style Harmon Mag the new super Mags have an even better temp control system and I've read users have the same + or - 1 degree as the coaltrol.

You'll get lots of feedback.
lewis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Old Model Magnum

Re: Coal-Trol for Harman Magnum Stoker - Is it worth it?

PostBy: morabito On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:11 pm

Thanks, Lewis.
morabito
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono
Other Heating: Oil


Re: Coal-Trol for Harman Magnum Stoker - Is it worth it?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:40 pm

If the factory controls are working keep them. If they fail then upgrade.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coal-Trol for Harman Magnum Stoker - Is it worth it?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:20 pm

Flyer's hit it right on the head. Why replace something that's working well. You'll find out when you fire up and put it through it's paces. If you plan on this being more of a Primary Heat Source,then by all means,have a CoalTrol on hand to swap out for a failure at a bad time,like the recent Cold Snap. Same with your Primary Combustion Air Fan. Sure,it's only money,but at 3am on a Sunday Morning,you're good to go without an emergency at hand. Your Cash,Your Call ! :gee: :bang:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coal-Trol for Harman Magnum Stoker - Is it worth it?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:08 am

I run a Coal-trol on my Keystoker 90. A guy I work with has a second generation Harman Magnum stoker with original controls. He is doing fine, not too many complaints about overshoots. The shoulder months he says "maintenance mode" has had some issues but nothing he hasn't been able to deal with. Run with what you got you can always change later.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent