Early birthday present

Early birthday present

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:21 pm

Although my birthday :partyhat: is not until one month from today, I got an early birthday present yesterday. :) :) Ok, I bought it myself but why should that matter? :roll: There was a brand new Harman MarkI on Craigslist in Hummelstown, Pa., still in the packing crate. It's now in my basement. I didn't really need it but I couldn't pass up the deal, $850.00. I already had planned to disconnect the flue pipe from my oil boiler as I never fired it this year. I knew I was losing lots of heat up that flue. So I'm going to use that 8" masonry chimney for the MarkI. So of course it's in the 70's here today. I'm going to hook it up to the chimney anyway cause I'm sure we're going to have some more chilly nights. VF3K is just ideling and I'm contemplating letting it go out.

Here's the new baby...339 lbs.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:29 pm

Good luck with it!! (The best B-day presents are the one you buy yourself anyway!)
Gonna be around 70* here in Mass. today too.......but..... then it's going to be cold & rainy for almost a week. Got the windows open in the basement today & I can't imagine how I'm getting enough draw up the chimney...but I am!
I'll keep the Harman going through this next cold snap anyway.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:07 pm

Looks familiar!
It still even has the sticker on the window. That was a steal. Brand new for $850.
It may get chilly enough to give it a test run. With Superior nut it will burn great.
My Harman is out, the stoker is running a low fire, ready to supply heat if needed.
Best of luck with it.
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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

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Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:30 pm

Wow, what a great deal. Where was it when I was shopping for used :?: Glad you got it. Betcha can't wait for next winter now :!: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:23 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Looks familiar!
It still even has the sticker on the window. That was a steal. Brand new for $850.
It may get chilly enough to give it a test run. With Superior nut it will burn great.
My Harman is out, the stoker is running a low fire, ready to supply heat if needed.
Best of luck with it.

Thanks!. Yea it was still strapped to the pallet and wrapped with plastic. It's a cute little stove. I was kind of surprised how small it is. It's suposed to get cool and wet here this week end so I may get to fire it up yet before the fall.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:07 pm

Wow 63 miles from me and I missed it That was a great buy last summer at the bloomsburg fair they where going for
1150 now you need a few tons of good nut coal to break it in they are little but they throw the heat you can get 45 to
50lbs in them have fun with the new toy ;)
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:46 pm

Congrat on the stove, it really looks great. Nice find. now you will be praying for cold weather so you can use it.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: stockingfull On: Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:55 pm

Congrats, good lookin' rig. What's it weigh?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Yellow Flame
Stove/Furnace Model: W.A. 150 Stoker Furnace

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:32 pm

Thank you. It weighs 339 lbs. Nice to see you in the coal section of the forum.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:35 pm

Coalkirk,

You have that stove connected yet? Gonna fire it up?
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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: Early birthday present

PostBy: stockingfull On: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:38 pm

coalkirk wrote:Thank you. It weighs 339 lbs. Nice to see you in the coal section of the forum.


Funny, I think we come here for the coal info (it's not like I'm not a coal burner) but, for me, there's a limited area in which I'm interested, namely whole-house rice stokers, so there aren't that many threads I'm likely to even look at, much less jump in on. But, for many, the current event threads are what keep us coming back and checking.

BTW, I see the same thing happening on some of the motorcycle forums I visit. Especially in the off-season, the off-topic threads are the difference between members coming back regularly and staying away for long periods.

Good luck with your new toy.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Yellow Flame
Stove/Furnace Model: W.A. 150 Stoker Furnace

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:38 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Coalkirk,

You have that stove connected yet? Gonna fire it up?

Well, now that the excitement of bringing the new stove home and wrestling it into the basement has subsided, I realize I should have kept it outside and fired it a couple of times to burn off the new paint smell. :cry: :cry: Soooo, I'm going to wrestle it back outside stick a section or two of smoke pipe on it and fire it up today or tommorow weather permitting.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:16 pm

Took the MKI back outside this morning and fired it up to burn off the paint smell. Started with a nice low wood fire. I am out of nut coal and the local supplier was too. So just burned wood in her today. I eventually ramped it up to a larger fire and I'm pretty sure all the new paint smell should be gone. It burns wood pretty well. Can't wait for some cold weather to try it out inside.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
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Re: Early birthday present

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:02 am

Nice! :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: Early birthday present

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:04 am

I'll sell you some of our cold air. 30* & the cars are frozen solid! Glad I still have the Harman running. Forecast is for 70*s by late week but here on the coast till in the low 50's. Keeping my stove running day by day. Can't believe how much easier the Blaschak is to burn & how much I stuggled with that crap coal all winter!
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