Price check for a new DVC-500

Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: CraigZ On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:00 am

Hello all,

I've been lurking on this site for awhile now and after reading a ton of posts on this crazy new idea of using coal to heat your house, I'm ready to take the plunge. I've gotten a price for a new Harman DVC-500 and am curious to know how it compares to other's experiences. The dealer is in Halifax, PA and is only a few miles from the Harman factory. Anyway, the stove is quoted at $3,225, the piping at $277.46, and the stove hearth at $525.

If anyone has any numbers to compare it to, I would love to know. Thanks in advance.

Craig Z
CraigZ
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:00 am

If that is the stove you like the looks of, then those are probably the going [high] prices.. If that is the first stove make you have looked at,, take a look at Leisure Line,, Keystoker, Alaska.... I'm prettys sure you could save about $1000 over the prices you quoted by going with a Leisure Line stove...

What kind of 'Hearth' costs ~500 dollars/??

Prices are high, alternative fuel appliances are selling like iced lemonade on a 99* day...


Greg L
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Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:24 am

Hearth Pad?
I was told by a dealer that Harman is delivering late November for orders taken now. Anyone who has stoves in stock will be able to get a premium for the timely install of them. If you do not need a direct vent stove you can save some cash. Some folks were making fun of my stove collecting but now they are waiting till November for delivery of a new stove! Good used stoves are getting more expensive and harder to find.
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Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: CraigZ On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:23 am

Thanks for the replies. I'm not stuck on the Harman, but that is the only manufacturer the local dealer carries. I'm assuming that local serviceability of the stove is important.

As far as the Leisure Line or Keystoker, what would be comparable models? Do they both make direct vent units or would the power vent need to be purchased separately. I don't have a chimney nor the desire to build one.

Thanks again.

Craig
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: ken On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:23 am

you can make the pad. mines 3/4 ply w/ 12" X 12" ceramic tiles and trimed the edge with wood. maybe $50 in materials and a 6 pack. :)
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: mmroadster On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:02 pm

CraigZ I just bought my first coal stove so I'm by know means an expert. That being said I was going to buy the Harman DVC then looked into a Leisure Line with a power vent, ended up going with the Leisure Line and am going to power vent my oil boiler so I can use the existing chimney for my coal stove. Don't know if this is an option for you or not. I read a few negitive things about power venting a coal stove then someone suggested this and it will work great for me. At least this way the power vent will only have to run when the oil boiler is running (never I hope) and not 24/7 like it would on a coal stove. If this isn't an option, from my shopping around the price for the stove and piping sounds "reasonable".
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Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: CraigZ On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:41 pm

I agree with making my own hearth pad. I might even have enough leftover tile from when we built the house to make a suitable pad. I was just listing the price for others to comment on.

I appreciate the suggestion on the power vent. The difference in my situation is that I need the stove to go on the first floor and the ideal location is not near my s.s. chimney for the boiler. My wife has her business down in the exposed basement and I don't want to have to be carrying in coal or dragging out ashes when she has clients. I'm still slightly confused about "direct vent" vs. "power vent". Maybe I need to do a little more reading....

Craig
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: ablumny On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:10 pm

Craig,

I just bought my first coal stove, the Harman DVC-500. I paid $3700 for the unit on Long Island. Hardest thing to find, I bought the last one on the Island it seemed. To me, after tons of research the Harman seemed the best, not the cheapest, but the best from an output, looks, reliability, hopper and ash storage capacity, and many other metrics. While there may be less expensive units, the Harman is quoted as being the top of the line. No doubt the other products are good, I chose the Harman.

$275 for the pipe? Mine came with the square pipe to get to the outside world. They wanted $300 for Stainless Steal Tee, 18" of riser and an elbow. Home Depot has the same config in galvanized for $50 but for sure wont last as long.

As far as the Hearth Pad; I've been quoted a pre-manufactured pad with stone finish and wood trim form $375 to $600 depending on complexity. I'll make my own tile hearth as many have suggested. If you dont have the time, skil, etc, perhaps a pre-made unit is right for you.

Good luck.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
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Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: Steve.N On: Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:45 am

Harman just announced a price increase of 7% on stoves shipped after August 4. This is going to effect stoves ordered and sold before August but not delivered from the factory. I attended a training session with several other dealers and they are all upset. I have around 35 units sold that I will have to absorb the increase on. Thanks Harman
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: marvin On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:50 pm

I just purchased the DVC a month ago. The stove and pipe cost $3800 in Montrose, PA. It either sounds like your getting a deal, or that I got robbed.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: marvin On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:52 pm

One other note/question: Did you get a price on the stove with the brass door or black door? I paid $3800 for the black; the brass would have cost an additional $300.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: ablumny On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:33 pm

I paid $3700 with the black door. I paid another $260 to trade up to the gold door kit. (Long Island, about a month ago)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
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Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: ken On: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:13 pm

Steve , thats just not right. Harman should honor any price they quoted before Aug. 4th. when i did commercial overhead doors , the sales people would tell everybody about a price increase. if you got your order in before the date , you got that price. sounds like new owners like to screw there dealers over. not good buisness.
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: TCOAL On: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:29 am

Purchased my dvc in november of 2007. Love it. Burned 4 ton of rice, heated my 2 story 2000 sq. ft. home, did not have a gas bill all winter. Paid 3800.00 installed. No matter what you pay you will save a ton of money.
Ps. Purchased my coal in May of this year paid the same price as last year $ 140.00 a ton.
My wife thought I was nuts going back to coal, but now she loves the warmth the stove gives off.
Stove located in family room off of kitchen
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Stove/Furnace Make: dvc-500

Re: Price check for a new DVC-500

PostBy: CraigZ On: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:21 am

Thank you to everyone for the replies. Sounds like the price I was quoted is fair.
Yes, it is for the black door.
I am putting my deposit down tomorrow! Now all I have to do is figure out where to build the coal bin....

Craig
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

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