Harmon Super Mag is in and is throwing great heat.

Harmon Super Mag is in and is throwing great heat.

PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:43 pm

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Out with the old wood Burner in withthe new Harman Super Mag. as of tonight all is working great.
Kubota2007
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

Re: Harmon Super Mag is in and is throwing great heat.

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Glad to hear it's working for ya.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

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PostBy: maurizziot On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:57 pm

It's to bad you had to put a great looking stove in the basement.
maurizziot
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure line Coal Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer rear vent

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PostBy: Breakerboy On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:01 am

I second that shame for it to be in basement but I was in the same boat to the dungeon it is... O well this is life.. Congrats great stove lots of luck and heat to ya lad..
Breakerboy
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman DVC 500
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker Oil Boiler Cast iron Standing Radiators

Re: Harmon Super Mag is in and is throwing great heat.

PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:17 am

The way this stove heats up, not sure I would want it in the living area.
Kubota2007
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

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PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:50 am

Looks great! Are you getting the heat moved upstairs where you want it with no issues?

That is one beast of a wood stove.... :shock: How heavy was that thing to move out of the way?
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Harmon Super Mag is in and is throwing great heat.

PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:17 am

Heat is great upstairs, just not even, something I'm going to have to work with. Kitchen and dining room 77deg this morning(heat duct in dining room), living room 74 deg(two cold air returns with a fan blowing cold air in basement) going to try putting cold air return fan on low tonight or try shuting it off. Unbelievable the amount of heat that Harmon produces.
Wood burned weighs 3110lbs, I made it 32 yrs ago,it was a electric motor housing, it has 1" steel and that would hold the heat for a day after fire was out. That was the biggest part of Saturday, removing that beast. two floor jacks and a tractor did the trick.
Kubota2007
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

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PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:15 am

Blowing cold air into basement needs to enter basement near floor.
Any higher it just mixes with higher up warm air.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:01 pm

Real nice K, now you're just down to the tinkerin--YEP, always the tinkerin :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: captcaper On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:34 pm

Good to hear guy.
Having never owned a Harman Mag Stoker I'd like to know how they compare? Super Mag and Magnum Stoker that is. What differences pro con's etc.?
What is your feed rate set at and distribution blower set at? I only have the cellar door open for the cold air to drop down from our living areas. I can feel the cooler air low to the steps and warmer air up higher rising up when walking up from the basement. The only issue I've had with the stoker is the cleaning shaft in the hopper. It is so tight it sticks sometimes. I find if I put a few drops of synthetic gear oil on the shaft it works very smooth for a few days or so. I also used some gasket cement when putting on the front blocking plate so it would seal up completely.
Don't forget to oil the 3 oil caps on the motor shafts in the rear compartment at least once a season. I'd do it now as who knows how well it was done at the factory.
captcaper
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Magnum Stoker

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PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:03 pm

Captcaper,
I made two cold air returns with a large blower connected blowing air into the basement, today removed that system, way to much CFM, I think I was sucking the heat out of the up stairs and blowing it in the basement. I used the cold air returns to supply heat up stairs today, not sure how it will work, tonight will tell when I get home from work at midnight. Last night the kitchen and dining room were 84, and living room 74 where the sensor is mounted I have the heat at 70/75. I have the feed rate at 1 1/2 as you said, if any more the hot ash falls off when stoker is working hard. The dist Blower is on "L" and sensor is in living room(up stairs) about 20ft away from stove(in basement) hanging down from behind TV mounted on wall. My cleaning handle also sticks, I though because it was new. The difference I see between the Mag and super Mag, grates are cemented in on the super, the super Mag.has a scraper to push fine coal dust into the fire, my mag fills the removable pan in two the three days, the super is much more efficent, even heat and very quiet, the mag I have in my garage over heats on warm days,noisy dist blower. Feed rate on the super is very simple to adjust. I paid $3250 and it was worth every penny. I've been dropping $100 a day at Home Depot and Lowe's on pipe, adapters, and supplies. I'll get this Harman heating the house evenly, just it time for the warm weather, really happy the cold is coming back, I like testing the system. Thanks for allyour help.
Kubota2007
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

Re: Harmon Super Mag is in and is throwing great heat.

PostBy: captcaper On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:18 am

My stove wasn't keeping the living area to set temp well these past weeks. Only when temps got down to zero or below. I wasn't sure if it was the new batch of coal or because of other variables in the home like our Doggy Door being open or not. Or if the cellar door for cold air return should stay open all the way or it was o.k. to keep it open just a little. Anyway yesterday I took the ESP out and cleaned it good with steel wool and some 400 grit sandpaper. I also ground the mounting area to get it shiny for a good ground when the mounting plate and screw got installed. That did the trick. I is - 4 deg F as I type and temp is right were we have had it set since last November. 69 deg in the living room. Any hotter I go nuts. I dress warm for when I go out and don't need to have it warmer in here or need to take off my heavy socks,etc. Not until Spring. :)
Maybe some of the oil dripped on the ESP from lubeing the shaft and effected the ground,etc. But it works great. Also what I did when I had the plate off was to enlarge the shaft hole and it slides easier as well. So no more oil. Ha.





Kubota2007 wrote:Captcaper,
I made two cold air returns with a large blower connected blowing air into the basement, today removed that system, way to much CFM, I think I was sucking the heat out of the up stairs and blowing it in the basement. I used the cold air returns to supply heat up stairs today, not sure how it will work, tonight will tell when I get home from work at midnight. Last night the kitchen and dining room were 84, and living room 74 where the sensor is mounted I have the heat at 70/75. I have the feed rate at 1 1/2 as you said, if any more the hot ash falls off when stoker is working hard. The dist Blower is on "L" and sensor is in living room(up stairs) about 20ft away from stove(in basement) hanging down from behind TV mounted on wall. My cleaning handle also sticks, I though because it was new. The difference I see between the Mag and super Mag, grates are cemented in on the super, the super Mag.has a scraper to push fine coal dust into the fire, my mag fills the removable pan in two the three days, the super is much more efficent, even heat and very quiet, the mag I have in my garage over heats on warm days,noisy dist blower. Feed rate on the super is very simple to adjust. I paid $3250 and it was worth every penny. I've been dropping $100 a day at Home Depot and Lowe's on pipe, adapters, and supplies. I'll get this Harman heating the house evenly, just it time for the warm weather, really happy the cold is coming back, I like testing the system. Thanks for allyour help.
captcaper
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Magnum Stoker

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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:03 am

Glad for Your New Heat,Kubota ! I think you'll enjoy your Stoker as it's a wee bit different from that impressive self-built Wood Burner. In your pics,I had seen the Manometer and CO Monitor,Great Job ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:48 am

That wood burner heated our house for 30+ years, now I'm getting older and seem to forget quickly, many time I would leave the house and wonder if I closed the vents,ect. I now sell my firewood to offset the coal cost. I have a tree farm, all hardwood, and large slection of different type of Christmas Trees I've planted over the last 30yrs. Keeps me active and a reason to purchase new machinery,Tractors and chainsaws.
Kubota2007
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

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PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:07 pm

Up Date. With the recent cold spell, Harmon Mag is keeping the house at an even 74 deg. Outside temp 20's in the day and zero at night with gusty winds. So nice to come home from work, walk into the basement and see the glow of the stoker and know I don't have to feed the fire, guess how much draft it will need, did I put enought wood on. I do take the ash's out every morning, fill with coal, use a mirror to check the chimney(old wood burner habits are had to break) This weekend I'm going to wire a switch to shut down stoker when removing ash pan and insulate the heat ducts.
Kubota2007
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

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