Stove size

Stove size

PostBy: slaphappapy On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:17 am

I have a 1200 sq ft house.
Would a Harmon Mklll be too much stove, or could I regulate the burn OK?

Tom
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franco Belge 144.08.02
Coal Size/Type: pea
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Re: Stove size

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:50 am

T, they CAN be regulated. Hopefully the MARK lady will chime in. (Lisa) My personal thoughts are--better larger & idled down rather then smaller & lookin for more unobtainable heat!! ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Stove size

PostBy: Qtown1835 On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:58 am

MK3 is a nice stove. I happen to be selling one if you are interested 8-)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker '81 KA4 (online 1/16/17)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman MKIII
Coal Size/Type: Nut & Rice Lehigh
Other Heating: EFM SPK600

Re: Stove size

PostBy: Al Czervik On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:29 pm

I am running a Mark III in a 1500 sq ft home and I dont think it's too much stove. You should be easily able to keep the home at a comfortable temp..
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Stove size

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:19 pm

if its just a hair over sized thats alright. You just crack a window, your indoor air is fresher that way anyway. it beats trying to heat with too small of a stove as mentioned. The other option is two stoves like I use, using the smaller stove in mild weather and too help out in frigid temps.

I know you would never consider opening a window with any other fuel choice, but with coal the extra cost of the amount wasted is little. You may not have too but many here do.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Stove size

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Having spent a lot of time with both a big coal stove in a small space and a small coal stove in a big space, I'll take big stove every time. ;)

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
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Re: Stove size

PostBy: slaphappapy On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Thanks everybody for your replies.


Sonny Boy,
PM me with some details on your stove for sale if you would.

Tom
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franco Belge 144.08.02
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: oil/hot water baseboard

Re: Stove size

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:47 pm

slaphappapy wrote:Thanks everybody for your replies.


Sonny Boy,
PM me with some details on your stove for sale if you would.

Tom


No way am I selling ! And even if I wanted to, Melissa would kill me. :D

It's Qtown that has the stove for sale. ;)

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
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Re: Stove size

PostBy: slaphappapy On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:28 pm

Oops!

Hey Qtown, How about some details on that stove for sail?
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franco Belge 144.08.02
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: oil/hot water baseboard

Re: Stove size

PostBy: oliver power On: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:09 pm

I agree with what others have said. You can run the MARK-III lower. That being said, the MARK-II would be a better match for a 1200 foot house "IF" up in the living quarters. It's also a nice feeling running the MARK-III lower, knowing you have plenty of extra HP if needed. :)
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Re: Stove size

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:22 am

slaphappapy wrote:I have a 1200 sq ft house.
Would a Harmon Mklll be too much stove, or could I regulate the burn OK?

Tom

Hi Tom, to answer your question, Yes you will be able to regulate the burn OK. By that I mean, all things considered, you can burn this stove low enough that you can put your flat hand on it and not be burned.

That doesn't mean that stove will adequately heat the entire square foot. It all depends on the floor plan. I have about the same square footage - a split level - and while my Mark II is labeled to produce plenty of btus the floor plan curtails the delivery of that heat to the entire house. The Marks, even with the fan, are radiant heaters and the further you get from the stove the colder your get. The difference from my stove to the furthest upstairs, corner room is 10*.

That's means if the family room with the stove is a comfortable 70* that bedroom is going to be 60*. Also remember heat raises so forget about any heat getting downstairs and around a corner.

After several years of burning up in the stove room (80*) but freezing in the bedrooms we put in a second stove in the basement which already had a chimney. That heats the basement man cave and provides residual heat through the ceiling to the upstairs bedrooms. That heat also moves up the stairs to the main level and helps the other stove heat the front of the house. Between the two I can keep the house at 70* throughout.

My suggestion is spend sometime looking at how the air flows in your house. You can do this by lighting some incense and time how long it takes to spread throughout the house. Once you understand that you'll have a better idea of whether or the Mark III is the stove for you.

If you decide to get the Mark III you will come to love the ease of operation and the heat it can produce. Good luck, let us know what you decide to do and ALWAYS remember we love pictures. :D Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Stove size

PostBy: slaphappapy On: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi Guys and Gals,

Got a nice Harman MKlll from a member here and have had it running for three days.
What a great upgrade from the FrancoBelg I was fooling with for two years.
After getting used to the Harman in a couple of days, I want to say "What a Stove!".
I can keep my whole 1200 ft house warm with it. My bedroom is in the far rear of house stays cooler but I like that anyway.
Had to "learn" how she works and not to dump all the coals into the bottom after getting it locked open while shaking it. :?
Fred showed me how to do it.
Lightly shake.
Me, I wanna see what she'll do I guess, and end up overflowing my ash pan with burning coal! :roll:
But now she's purring like a kitten!
Thanks to everbody!
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franco Belge 144.08.02
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: oil/hot water baseboard

Re: Stove size

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:11 pm

Nice S. Sounds outstanding! :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Stove size

PostBy: slaphappapy On: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:21 pm

Thanks Fred!
Love it.
Had to buy some Miner's Choice from Lowes, but have some Reading bagged Pea that I'm going to start mixing in.
Miner's Choice?

Tom
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franco Belge 144.08.02
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: oil/hot water baseboard

Re: Stove size

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:34 pm

My uncle really likes his Mark-III. :) I'm guessing he's had it 10 years, or so.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
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