Stoker Glass

Stoker Glass

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:36 pm

Just got a harman super mag stoker and it ROCKS. But so far i had to wipe the glass twice today because its dirting up. I was thinking that it wouldnt be this bad because harman says to clean weekly. Anyone know why glass would get dirty like that?
n0useforaname
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:14 pm

Have you measured the draft?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:32 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Have you measured the draft?


No, but the guy who set it up said it was good to go. I have a menometer, but i need to find a plug that isnt plastic
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Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

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Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:35 pm

What kind/brand of coal are you using?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:45 pm

Carbon12 wrote:What kind/brand of coal are you using?


I borrowed some from my friend because i cant get delivery till tuesday. So im not sure.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:41 pm

If you search the forum you'll find this topic discussed many times.
The truth is the glass will stay clean for just a short while. The
coal ash and heat just etch the crap out of the glass and haze it to
a nice foggy opaque lens. Enjoy the glow !
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: snuffy On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:20 am

A local vendor of Harman has a Super Mag running full tilt and I was amazed that Harman designed the angle of the burner right at the glass. It had a beautiful hot flame but I'm not so sure I would to comfortable see that all the time (blasting at the glass.) My mother has a Keystoker 90k and I replaced the glass twice because of crazing. I finally had keystoker replace the glass with a steel plate. Can't see the flame or glow anymore but we just cared about the heat. I suppose the moral of this story is that it doesn't matter what make of manufacturer, "craze does as craze will".
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF250 & Mark III backup
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Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:40 am

Yeah, i know it is inevitable, but I thought that I would have more time than 12 hours. Ive already wiped this light brown film off it 3 times since i first started it 12 hours ago
n0useforaname
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:43 am

It's kind of like a new car. You wash it every week and wax it once a month. After a while, it doesn't seem so important. The glass will soot over a bit and you'll get used to it. As long as it's heating the house, all is well.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:06 am

Carbon12 wrote:It's kind of like a new car. You wash it every week and wax it once a month. After a while, it doesn't seem so important. The glass will soot over a bit and you'll get used to it. As long as it's heating the house, all is well.


I was just mostly wondering if i was doing something wrong. Ive fired wood, soft coal, and hard nut, but never messed with a stoker. Seems like I'm doing everything right, so i guess i have to deal with glass soot :(. This harman literally runs itself.. You set what you want as your max feed and dist blower, and it runs off a temp probe and takes care of itself. Its pretty fantastic. Now all i need is a beefy battery backup!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:25 am

Battery back up will work. A small generator will work much longer.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Stoker Glass

PostBy: n0useforaname On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:33 am

Carbon12 wrote:Battery back up will work. A small generator will work much longer.


My only thing is, I see that in my manual it says "max wattage as 396".. but I'm assuming it def doesn't use that much unless my distribution fan is on Max.. which I will never run max because it can blow a house down. Wonder how much it actually uses?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Mag Stoker

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