Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: jvasil On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:38 pm

Newbie needs help deciding which way to go. Deciding on either the Harmon Magnum Stoker, the Keystoker Stoker ,or Leisure line :?:
Last edited by jvasil on Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:14 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Harmon or keystoker

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:40 pm

What about a Leisure Line?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:07 pm

All three are very good products. The Leisure Line would get my first vote because of the Coal Trol thermostat/stoker controler that comes with the Leisure Line products...
The Harman is Pricey, but very heavy duty, if you plan on handing the stove down several generations. But any of the three will last for decades with just some basic seasonal maintenance.

I think the best thing would be to go to several stores and see/feel, 'kick the tires' on the three stoves you are considering.

Greg L
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Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: cheapheat On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:12 pm

Is there any reason Alaska wasnt on the list for consideration?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: Bagging my own rice coal

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:38 pm

jvasil

I am in the same boat as you! Trying to decide which boiler to go with.

I have narrowed it down to the VF3000, KAA-2 or Leisure Line

But the biggest issue I have found thus far is most local dealers don't have boilers to look at period.... Just hand fired stoves... so I'm not sure exactly how to proceed! maybe a few road trips... Being that I live here in PA none of these stove manufacturers are THAT far... So who knows!
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: jvasil On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:58 pm

Alaska can be a consideration also. I am in Prospect,Connecticut and haven't found too many coal stove dealer's
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Stove/Furnace Make: Still Shopping

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: beatle78 On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:04 pm

Mark (PA) wrote:jvasil

I am in the same boat as you! Trying to decide which boiler to go with.

I have narrowed it down to the VF3000, KAA-2 or Leisure Line

But the biggest issue I have found thus far is most local dealers don't have boilers to look at period.... Just hand fired stoves... so I'm not sure exactly how to proceed! maybe a few road trips... Being that I live here in PA none of these stove manufacturers are THAT far... So who knows!


Leisure Line makes a stoker boiler????? :?: :?:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:36 pm

He never stated Stove, Furnance or boiler.....LL doesn't make a boiler.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: beatle78 On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:24 pm

jvasil didn't but Mark (PA) did.

Look at the line above in my quote. He narrowed it down to VF3000, KAA-2, or Leisure Line.... that's whre I got confused.

OK, I didn't think LL made a boiler.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:42 pm

Sorry for the confusion!

I was looking at LL's hand stokers and I lumped them into a boiler thread.

I have so many ideas I can't keep them all straight right now trying to figure out the answers!

I had thought of putting a hand fired in my basement to try that too... Anyway....
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:45 pm

Yes, it does get confusing......and all the different mfr's, terminolgy, etc........ :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: coalstoves On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:00 pm

And once you get it all figured out the next thing is NEW or USED, coal Stoves hold up great and theres always a few good deals to be had while Mathaus is remodeling the house .
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Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:37 pm

Guys,
I don't make a boiler, but I do sell my stoker to a company that does. They use a New Yorker boiler and their own base. Install my feeder and Pocono hopper. Also they make it in 2 sizes, a 90 and 140. If anyone wants more info let me know. The company is Mountainside Stove near Harrisburg Pa. The boiler structure is the best I have ever seen. The boiler is ASME approved and all of the components. Most boilers are not ASME approved. ASME approvel is only need on commerical boilers or anything used by the state. Other boilers will state that their components are ASME approved, but try and find it about their welds.
Jer
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Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:50 pm

coalstoves wrote:always a few good deals to be had while Mathaus is remodeling the house .


:lol: :lol: True Dat, no new purchases till the addition is finished and is killing me! :P

Used Boilers, Stoves and Furnaces are one way to meet your needs and not spend quite as much money. As jerry said if you are looking for a boiler make sure you get one with an ASME stamp if you need that certification, also understand that repairs invalidate the stamp unless performed by an ASME certified welder with an R stamp who gets his work properly inspected and stamps it off. As Coalstoves said there are many deal;s out there you just need to be willing to put a little work in and carefully inspect your find if it is not in operation when you look at it.

Happy hunting all! :taz:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Harmon , keystoker or Leisure Line

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:07 pm

Matthaus,
I thought you looked that boiler of mine over this past fall. It was in the building, you couldn't have missed it.
Jerry
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