Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:20 pm

Locally I see a place that has a few Reading stokers for sale. I;m not sure of the model...RS96C or RS-96 to look at the website. No dealers are open now so I thought maybe someone here would know what list price is. I think he's selling them cheap. They are brand new. He also has the steel black box ones... camp & cottage model? If anyone knows prices, I'd sure appreciate it! He bought out a dealer and is just selling them to get rid of them. Once they're gone, no more!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: zeeklu On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:37 pm

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC2000
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: oil fired boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:03 pm

Perfect! I looked all over & couldn't find a site that showed prices. Thank you!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:13 pm

If the quality of their stoves is anything like the quality of their coal.............burn their brochures in a Harman stove for heat next winter!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:18 pm

The reading stoves use the "tri-burner" coal feed and grate system. These are OK but not great for efficiency. The older Alaska stoves use this same design so IMO the value of the stoves is the same as a refurbished Alaska stove with new paint, gaskets and glass. I sell my rebuilt Alaska stoves with upgrades to the triburner which includes separate combustion fan, rod end linkage and coal-trol for $1,500.


Just my $.02 but I would'nt pay much more than that for a brand new reading stove since they are using a design that needs a few "improvements" to work on par with today's stoves.

I attached a pic of the mods to give you a reference if you go to look at a stove. Happy hunting. :)
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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: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:30 pm

The RS-96S ( Alegehney) was going for about $1950 last fall which I believe is way out of line for an outdated design. An Alaska channing III was $100 less for the base model and a far better built stove as far as fit and finish are concerned. I wouldn't give more than $1500 for one of them because I believe it requires $400 worth of upgrade to put it on a level playing field with every other stove out there
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:12 pm

And if you could get one for $1,000 or $1,200?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:15 am

You'd be nuts not to buy it for that price.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: nails1960 On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:12 pm

freddy, where did you find those,I might be interested if the price was right
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Stove/Furnace Make: getting a liesure line
Stove/Furnace Model: pocono

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:27 pm

nails1960 wrote:freddy, where did you find those,I might be interested if the price was right



Hey! I'm only 5 years and 4 months late answering this......

This guy had a handful of them & I was told $800 or $1,000..... it tool me a few days to find the value.... in that same time HE discovered the value.... when I went back to buy one his price had doubled. They did sell though.... but not to me.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:31 am

Freddy wrote:This guy had a handful of them & I was told $800 or $1,000..... it tool me a few days to find the value.... i


............... :P

Richard S. wrote:You'd be nuts not to buy it for that price.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Reading stoker stoves.... worth?

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:53 am

Devil505 wrote:If the quality of their stoves is anything like the quality of their coal.............burn their brochures in a Harman stove for heat next winter!


another Harmon advocate clearly has some learning to do about the tack Harmon Stoves chose to take...wake up and smell the coffee for god sakes! My opinion is to take their brochures and burn them in a Leisure Line or Keystoker :dancing:
It never ceases to amaze me the people a lil' money, fancy advertising and keeping your thumb down on "American people" can buy :(
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