Bootstrap wrote:Got a Harman mark 1 currently.
There is nothing wrong with it. However, I find that I am struggling to heat 2500 ft/sq. House is insulated well which is probably why I can do it to begin with. Its a ranch style house, stove is in the basement. 2500 ft/sq is full upstairs and basement.
They want $700 for the 50-93, comes with a blower and the hopper. Been used for a couple years. I could probably score it for 5-600. Will I get a reasonable benefit from this stove? Or am I wasting my money.
Both the Harman "Mark-111" , and the "Hitzer 50-93" will crank out the heat. Both stoves are rated near the same, HITZER being a little more. I've been around both stoves during the dead of winter. The HITZER puts out a noticeable amount more heat. At least it felt like it did. At the time, I was also heating double the square footage with my Hitzer 50-93, than my uncle is heating with his Mark-111. Both good stoves. But I favor the Hitzer with it's hopper, finned heat exchanger, bi-metalic thermostat, and flat shaker grates. Myself, I'd buy the Hitzer 50-93 in a heart beat. One more thing; The stack temperature of my uncle's Mark-111 runs about 100* + hotter than my 50-93. Which is probably why the 50-93 seamed to throw more heat out into the room.
We live about 500' apart, with great chimney drafts. No dampers. Oliver EDIT: Must be I can't read!!! You're comparing the Mark-1 with 50-93. The two stoves are not even in the same league.