NHGal wrote:I am wondering if anyone has ever heard of a Harman XL Hearth Hero coal/wood stove. I have not been able to find any information on this model online and am hoping that someone in this forum might know somehting about it. I am in the process of converting from oil heat to coal and have an opportunity to purchase a used Harman XL Hearth Hero but am not sure if it will fit my needs as I can't find any info on it and the owners do not have any either as they came to own it through purchasing the house it is installed in. They believe the original owners purchased the stove in or around 1984 but nothing more is known.
Many thanks for any help you can offer.
The Harman Hero was Made before the Mark 1 2 3 in the early 80's I think 1979 or 1980 When Dane Harman first opened
the door's on the company They where wood and coal combo stoves My friend has one it is the same size as the Mark I But has No Glass in the door soild door with two air contol knobs and one knob on the ash door It has a side shaker handel The Hero are Just like the Magnafire series Mark I II II But do not have Glass doors and are soild doors with draft control knobs on them for burning wood over the fire air when burning coal close them and use the knob on the ash door
You can keep the knobs on the door cracked a little to leave the air carry the coal gases up the flue Pipe on fresh reloads
of coal so you don't have a coal gas blow back
when you open the door but that Takes out all of the Fun on burning a hand feed stove Most Harman dealer's don't know anything about the Hero Series Unless they where a dealer from the beginning when Harman started in 1979 Or You could call Harman Themselves Good luck on That