Mark l in the house!

Mark l in the house!

PostBy: siblay On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:34 pm

On the advice of Devil5052 (to another forum member on a different model) I took the ride to New Bedford, visited Rene at American Energy Savers and purchased what seems to be the last Mark l this side of the Mississippi. For the record, I'm an Car Sales Manager at a store that takes a huge amount of pride in being the anti-shyster dealership. I can vouch for Devil when he says Rene is a top notch guy. Not only was his price $125 less than any other quote I received, regardless of whether a unit was in stock or not, but he tagged and held the unit for me without taking a deposit, even though I offered one. Very easily could have jacked up the price considering the latest Harman press.

I want to thank Devil and everyone else on this forum for all of the help and advice. I look forward to sending my hard earned money to the fine folks of Pennsylvania and to continued support as I get up and running.

If everything pans out the way I have been told by my coal burning friends I will out the door with the unit, all materials and a winter's worth of coal for less than what it would cost me to heat with oil. Incredible.
siblay
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Markl

Re: Mark l in the houe!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:43 pm

You're quite welcome siblay & good luck with it! You may want to add another layer of firebrick on top of what's already there. (Makes loading allot easier & give you a deeper coal bed for longer burns!)
Don't hesitate to ask any TLC2000 specific questions....There are a few of us owners here.
(Post them in the Hand Fired Forum so everyone will see them)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Mark l in the houe!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:08 pm

I believe he snagged a Mark I.
Good to know there are still a few good dealers not taking advantage of the current market tightness.
There are also plenty of Mark(I,II,III) users who can answer questions specific to that line of Harman stove.
Most of all it is a hand fed stove so most questions about it are fairly generic.
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
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Re: Mark l in the houe!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:15 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:I believe he snagged a Mark I.



Oops....Right you are! (Piece of junk...Bring it back!) :lol: :lol:
Just kidding of course!

CapeCoaler wrote:Most of all it is a hand fed stove so most questions about it are fairly generic.


Right again! (even down to the Harman shaker mechanism, which can be tricky)
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Mark l in the houe!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:19 pm

The mark I is a great little stove. I've got limited experience with it but I found that you should not operate the shaker arm the full travel it will go. Short jerky motions seem to work best. Juust curious what you paid for the mark I?
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Mark l in the houe!

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:21 pm

Congrats on landing your new device! Wooohooooo!
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: Mark l in the houe!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:31 pm

coalkirk wrote:I found that you should not operate the shaker arm the full travel it will go. Short jerky motions seem to work best.


Absolutely right! (but we all will go to far a couple of times each winter, especially if rushed)
Just takes a little getting used too.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Mark l in the houe!

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:12 pm

I love mine. It's been dead reliable and efficient for 5 years now.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
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