Harman mag stoker

Harman mag stoker

PostBy: LIFTER2 On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:09 pm

Just got my new HARMAN MAG STOKER 2-day 7/23/08

was looking it over and saw TWO oil caps on the coal pusher , nothing in the manual says anything bout ever putting oil in them ??

anyone had this model and "tinkers" with the stove ???

also going too CUT a hole in it for a H/W coil how hard is the "steel" any special drill bits I need??
LIFTER2
 
Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
Stove/Furnace Model: MAGNUM STOKER

Re: Harman mag stoker

PostBy: Highlander On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:49 pm

Those two caps are for the two bronze bushings that the pusher bar shaft rides in. You can use 3 in 1 oil or some other light oil in them. I lube mine about twice a year, the bushing are so oversized and the shaft rotates so slowly that even without oil, it would be many years before you would see any wear.

As far as the steel goes, it drilled pretty easily on my old Mag, don't think you will need anything special to cut it.

Hope this helps
Highlander
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000 Sold
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000 Stoker Boiler

Re: Harman mag stoker

PostBy: hugg On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:50 pm

Hi, I have a New Magnum in my basement too. I guess we have a new toy to play with this winter. The dealer that sold me my unit said they do not recommend installing a water coil. Good luck, hugg
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman / Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum / CFS

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Re: Harman mag stoker

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:13 am

Congrats on landing the Harmon!

How large do the holes need to be? If over 3/4" you might use a hole saw. Slow speed and plenty of oil. I have cut through 1/2" thick plate using a Lenox hole saw.
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: Harman mag stoker

PostBy: Steve.N On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:32 am

I use a Lenox hole saw to install hw coils here. The stove is mild steel and drills easy. Like Freddy says, slow speed
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

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