Thechap wrote:I just started burning coal last November. I have a Harman Mark III and the wife just loves it. I thought it would burn wood at first but was wrong. The wood just burns too hot. Coal on the other hand is the way to go. The oil heat hasn't kicked on since the stove was fired up. In December we lost power for three days and the stove did great. Even works to cook on. I would highly recommend the Mark III. Oh , by the way, I never have to fix the fire. My wife is a coal Guru!!!!!
i burn wood in my mark III. yes it burns hot but it puts out a ton of heat.
i'm getting 10 hr burns and no creosol build up in the chimney.
other than starting it up i run the stove at anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 a turn open