Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: ummagumma84 On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:39 pm

Anyone have any information regarding a Haas & Sohn hopper fed coal stove? I cannot find a Haas & Sohn website in english (it is a German manufacturer). I am considering purchasing a used model I found locally for $400. Any experiences related to it? Might this be a good stove for someone like me who has never touched coal before. Here is a pic of the stove:
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:15 pm

Is this a gravity hopper-fed stove? Or a hopper feeding a mechanical/electrical stoker stove??

It looks like the stove has been well taken care of.

Greg L

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Re: Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: ummagumma84 On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:27 pm

This is a gravity hopper fed stove, no electricity used. Near as I can tell, its operating principle is similar to the surdiacs I have read about.
It is very clean and apparently well cared for. Owner says they used it in their old house for about 2 years, moved 20+ years ago, and it has been sitting unused in his basement ever since. It is brown porcelain enamel over cast iron, with just a few worn off spots on the foot plate, an easy cosmetic repair. Owner says it cost $1100 new, and that was in in the 70's. Another picture:
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Re: Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: SemperFi On: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:58 pm

It looks like a new stove :) . I would jump on it if I were you. Hopper fed stoves of the handfired variety are the easiest to operate and you will get the longest times between refueling. If you take a batch fired and a hopper fed stoves with the same fire box dimentions you will get much longer burn times from the hopper fed. I know nothing of the stove you are looking at but the Germans are known for there ability to build fine products. Good luck.
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Re: Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: ummagumma84 On: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:58 pm

Over 100 views and only two replies, guess this one's a bit of a rarity. The little information I've unearthed indicated this is a Haas and Sohn Pluto model, and grates and other parts are available from stovepartsplus.com, although this one needs nothing. Lonnnnng burn times are possible on this one by turning the control to its lowest setting... owner would literally load it up on Friday evening, turn the control down and leave for the weekend and find it still burning Sunday evening upon his return, 48 hours later.
Unfortunately I must pass on this... the cost of installing a chimney to vent it is well beyond my price range. If anyone else is interested though, I can direct you to the Craigslist listing here in Connecticut.
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Re: Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: frostybob123 On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:35 pm

Hi nice looking stove there I am very interested in getting connected with the owners to have a look and maybe purchase it, take me to your craigslist posting thanks in advance rw .................


I found the site no need to trouble yourself thanks.
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Re: Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: HAPPY COAL On: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:54 am

I"VE HAVE A SIMILAR STOVE I THNK MINE IS SMALLER I'VE BEEN USING IT SINCE 1988.
GREAT STOVE.
IT TAKES AWHILE TO GET USED TO.
YOU USE PEA COAL.TO START USE REAL CHARCOAL GET THE CHARCOAL GOING AND PUT APPROXAMATEMLY 1 INCH OF PEA COAL ON TOP COMPLETLY COVER THE CAHRCOLA . ONCE IT STARTS ADD MORE COAL
ONCE YOU GET THE COMPLETE PILE GOING FILL THE HOPPER.,
ABOUT 1/2 HR.
YOU NEED TO HAVE THE THERMOSTATIC CONTROL FULLY OPEN TO START IT.
ONCE STARTED AND THE COAL IS INSTALLED IN THE HOPPER YOU CAN THROTTLE IT BACK.
MY FULL HOPPER BURNS ANYWHERE FROM 8 TO 18 HOURS DEPOENDING ON THE OUT SIDE TEMP.
STOKE IT ONCE OR TWICE A DAY.
IF YOU TAKE CARE OF EMPTYING THE ASH AND STOKING YOU NEED NOT START IT AGIN FOR THE SEASON.
IT USUSALY GOES OUT TWO OR THREE TIMES PER HEATING SEASON THOUGH.
THE BURN IS AFFECTED BY BAROMETRIC PRESSURE AND WARM DAYS.
YOU NEED GOOD DRAFT IN YOUR CHIMMENY TO GET THIS STOVE TO WORK.
I HOPE THIS HELPS PS.
I DIDN'T SEE THE DATE OF THE PSOTING.
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Re: Haas & Sohn hopper fed stove

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:57 am

I have used the Haas and Sohn Pluto model stove for years in my former house.When I moved I could not leave this trusty ,dependable stove behind.Simple to operate,beautifully detailed, designed and constructed in a manner that German items tend to be.I have not needed parts so I cannot comment as to the manufacturer's support.I have been very happy with this stove.It is very true that they will run an amazing length of time on the lower settings.As always however a good draft is needed. Mike
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