Harman SF 150

PostBy: greg white On: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:43 am

I won what I thought was a SF 250 Harman on e bay,drove to Pa.,got it home,it is a SF150,.I got the sales brochure &manual,apparently Harmam at one time made a SF150 a SF250and a SF350.
After reading what you folks are saying about the workhorse,I might be glad it is a 150.
I do not have it installed yet,it is going in my 1000 s.f. poorly insulated work/hobby shop,will be running 24/7.It is replacing a Fisher wood stove.
This SF150 I have is a"dual fuel" stove,says it on front door.
I bought stove in Harman neighhood,local folks told me Harmam is doubling the size of their manufacturing building.
I paid 760.00$ for this stove,dealer in Jackson Mi. wants 2400.00 for a Sf 250.So my trip to Pa. was good,got stove,got 500# of coal for starter fun.anyway thought I would share data.
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PostBy: Cap On: Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:44 pm

Greg--

I am one of the few resident list members with the SF-250. It is a great stove and produces more heat than I need. I reduced the firebox roughly two out of five grates. Good Luck with your new piece of equipment.

For you history buffs out there, Harman's website added a section discussing the history of Harman stoves. There is a cool image of Dane Harman welding the SF-250's in his small shop. Interesting story in there too. Check under * What's new * on the site.
Cap
 
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PostBy: greg white On: Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:25 pm

Cap,
The difference between the SF150 of mine and SF 250 you have is the width of unit.Mine is 3 bricks wide,yours is 4 ?I think the now defunk SF350 was 5 bricks wide,The 150 still is 5 grates deep,I am so looking foward :) to firing this unit and finding this TO MUCH heat you folks speak of.
Peace,greg
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PostBy: greg white On: Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:59 am

well i have been burning my sf 150 on and off now(65 degrees outside ,makes me let her die)for a month or so,WOW,what a beautiful thing!!15 to 20 hours of useful burn time.unubtainable with wood,I am learning to slow it down,960 sq. ft. ,not well insulated,shop is what i am heating.so far it has been too warm for long johns!
On a side note,my stove was made in 1981,unerneath it is signed (welded) with a K,are your Harmans signed like this?
I am using nut and stove coal to see what size is likeable,so far it does not matter,but I am new to this fuel,so just started learning.
Thanks for being here.Greg
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:37 am

Greg, by the end of the season, you are going to like coal so much, you'll talk yourself into a coal-burner for the house too!!

Cutting and splitting wood gets old.

Greg L
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Re: Harman SF 150

PostBy: rdgjunior65 On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:16 pm

I have a harman SF 150 I was wondering what type of door gasket i should be using. Went on harman web site couldn't find anything my local stove shop doesn't sell harman cant help me. If anyone has an answer it would be greatly appreciated.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: SF-150

Re: Harman SF 150

PostBy: sandman On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:22 pm

i have a 150 and a 250 there both great stoves!

i cant remember the size gaskets i used, but i went to home depot to get them.

fyi: the glass in my 150 was toast, so i ordered one for a 250 and it fit fine.
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000, mark III sf150&250

Re: Harman SF 150

PostBy: greg white On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:48 am

I suggest 1/2 dia. high quality rope for your door,any quality will work,but i am pretty sure 1/2 dia. is what you want.
this the the size i used.
gw
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Re: Harman SF 150

PostBy: rdgjunior65 On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:13 am

sandman wrote:i have a 150 and a 250 there both great stoves!

i cant remember the size gaskets i used, but i went to home depot to get them.

fyi: the glass in my 150 was toast, so i ordered one for a 250 and it fit fine.

When you say toast , Was it leaking or cracked?
Thanks for the gasket info
rdgjunior65
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: SF-150

Re: Harman SF 150

PostBy: sandman On: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:33 pm

no it was pitted and looked like something was inside the glass.

as i recall if you regasket the glass you leave the bottom open to let some air in to help keep the glass clean


rdgjunior65 wrote:
sandman wrote:i have a 150 and a 250 there both great stoves!

i cant remember the size gaskets i used, but i went to home depot to get them.

fyi: the glass in my 150 was toast, so i ordered one for a 250 and it fit fine.

When you say toast , Was it leaking or cracked?
Thanks for the gasket info
sandman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000, mark III sf150&250

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