Identifying a Harman Stove

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:03 pm

Nice! Be sure to post photos as the work progresses. That baby will put out some serious heat.
So how long have you been collecting batteries? :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:01 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:So how long have you been collecting batteries? :D


:D Good catch, I just noticed that!
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:05 pm

I have the house set up on a battery backup system, with 2 Trace 3600 W inverters running in series and a bank of deep cycle electric vehicle batteries. I get 3600 W at 220 V or 7200 W at 115. This will run the entire house except for DW, W & D and electric oven. Cuurently I use the grid to charge the batteries and only use them for power outages.eventually we plan to add solar panels and wind generator to supply our power. The old batteries I have been collecting are for core charge trade in when I add new batteries. They don't care what type of battery you trade in as long as you have one. It saves me $10 per battery core charge. Several friends have donated to the cause. When I started, I had 16 to trade in on new batteries. Hopefully, when it is time to upgrade, I will have enough to double my battery bank.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:35 pm

I figured they were for the cores. I used to collect batteries for the cores as well.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:29 pm

Are battery cores really worth $10 now?? If so, I've got enough for a ton of good coal!!

Greg.
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:04 pm

They are here. If you buy a new battery and don't have a core, they charge you $10 extra. Adds up fast when you buy 32 batteries.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:55 pm

I just bought a battery today and the core charge was $9.00
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:22 pm

10.00 Bucks here to I have a few laying around as well for the same reason it saves time just Pick a old one go get the New one take the bad one out put the new one in dunn take the bad put it next to the rest for next time
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:26 pm

I wonder what a battery is worth as scrap.... I may call the local scrap dealers.. I know steel and aluminum have gone way up.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:50 pm

Any suggestions on what to use to clean old brass on a stove? The brass on this stove is pretty blackened from age and use.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:01 pm

I have used toilet bowl cleaner to clean brass that is black with soot and corrosion. Use 0000 steel wool and rubber gloves.. keep the brass wet.

It also works to soak the brass items in a rubbermaid wash tub in the TB cleaner.

I've used Lysol TB cleaner,, The Works.. and a few others.. Turns the brass a clean but slightly reddish-coppery color.. the final brass color can be brought out with Semi-chrome polish or Never-Dull.

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:41 pm

coal-cooker wrote:Well it's home. I had to remove everything that was removable to lighten it up. Three of us removed it from a basement where it had been sitting for the last ten or twelve years. I rented a large appliance dolly from UHAUL (best $10 I ever spent) and it rolled real easy. No issues, no hernias. Now to start cleaning it up for next winter. Needs new bricks, gaskets and new panes in the door, but other than that it is solid.


Congrats :!:
Real nice looking stove. If I had found something that good used, in my area, I would have bought it.
Should work out real well for you. Keep us posted whenever you get to fire it up. :up:
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Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:14 pm

coal-cooker wrote:Any suggestions on what to use to clean old brass on a stove? The brass on this stove is pretty blackened from age and use.


Try Noxon.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Identifying a Harman Stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:04 pm

coal-cooker wrote:Any suggestions on what to use to clean old brass on a stove? The brass on this stove is pretty blackened from age and use.
Try Flitz works on anything
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