How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: Storm On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:59 am

Storm here. As the tittle. Implies, ho w did you get that stove and furnace into the house. High school weight lifters for hire. I will give you my story. I built a platform for the Harmon 3. A heavy 500lbs. After unloading the trailer with an engine hoist on to a wheeled dolly. Moved it across the deck to the door. Opps have to up over the treashold used cedar shims. In the family room 30x28ft. Used plywood over the floor to the platform. Then used the engine hoist. To lift it to its resting place. I was lucky that the wife was not home. She did asked me how I got it on the platform. I told here that I just lift it up. At that point she just smiled a little bit and we just left it there. Wine and dine and everyone is warmer and happy. How was your experiences so other forum users contemplating their moves. George
Storm
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark 1& 111
Baseburners & Antiques: Coal Kitchen heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut & stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Cast. Vig. '79 w/coal

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:30 am

The shop I bought mine from delivered it, backed up to the side door of a ranch home, in the entry and up 3 steps with a movers 2 wheeler. I had to use my mother-in-law's comforter to slide over the hardwood floors :o ..guess what it ripped and shortly after that she went back to Portland because she sensed cold weather coming! :lol: She figured her senior housing building would be warmer... survey say's... XXX....my house is warmer!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:32 am

I have moved a couple/few Mark III's....
Stripped the stove down of doors, firebrick, grates, etc. so that it was just the bare firebox. the weight of those things adds up!

Strapped it to an industrial strength appliance cart. An extra strap at the feet to hold it tight to the bottom tray of the cart.

two people above it holding onto the cart handles and two people below/beside it on the steps to the basement....eased it down the steps, took less than 5 minutes. Once on the basement concrete floor I was able to wheel it into place on the hearth myself while on the appliance cart. "Walked" it into exact position by lifting one side at a time and only moving it about an inch or two. Re-assembled everything.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

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Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:51 am

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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Heatrola

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:02 pm

With a Warn Winch on my Polaris Sportsman 800. :D

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The fun here .... HOLY CRAP IT'S DONE!!! and no one got killed or maimed!!
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: Storm On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:08 pm

So far, very ingenious . 8-)
Storm
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark 1& 111
Baseburners & Antiques: Coal Kitchen heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut & stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Cast. Vig. '79 w/coal

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:57 pm

I really like that a prius was used to help install a coal stove!! Did you haul it home in that too?!?!??!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:42 pm

titleist1 wrote:I really like that a prius was used to help install a coal stove!! Did you haul it home in that too?!?!??!


Of course!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Heatrola

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:02 pm

Appliance dollies work so much better with the sliders on them.
Or a stair climbers dolly...the right tool makes it SO much easier. I don;t have one, but wish i Did.
http://web.powermate.info/powermate_sol ... ed%20dolly

A whole thread on this subject...Most of us have been there, done that or why didn't I think of that... :)

How did you get your coal stove into your house???
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:57 pm

borrowed a low trailer, store set boiler on it. Rented piano dolly, had to build a wood frame to slide between boiler base feet for dolly to get boiler up high enough to roll. Place several 2x6 with 3/4 plywood on top(ramp), rolled boier off tailer, into house, put 1/4 luan on wood, tile floors to protect from dolly wheels, right thru house, on to back deck(built specfically for boiler weight) and set into to postion in unfinished room for boiler. easy... at 750#'s no sweat. Well stoping it from rolling at bottom of ramp was a bit tuff... :gee:
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:00 pm

I pulled my Mk II out of the previous owner's basement using brute force and ignorance.

Two of my favorite tools! :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:07 pm

jpete wrote:I pulled my Mk II out of the previous owner's basement using brute force and ignorance.

Two of my favorite tools! :D

Funny. As I was reading through these posts, brute force is exactly what I was thinking...don't know about ignorance though ;)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:52 pm

You know, this is the 21st century. We've had people on the moon, cars that talk and drive for us, and have a 16 trillion dollar deficit. You'ld think by now, someone would invent a composite stove that only weighs 50LBs. (And I'm sure it would be really efficient. ;) )
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:34 pm

rockwood wrote:
jpete wrote:I pulled my Mk II out of the previous owner's basement using brute force and ignorance.

Two of my favorite tools! :D

Funny. As I was reading through these posts, brute force is exactly what I was thinking...don't know about ignorance though ;)


I'd have to be stupid to try to lift a Mk II up a near vertical set of bulk head stairs using just brute force! :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: How did you get that heavy stove into the house?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:45 pm

My son and I unloaded my boiler from the pickup, moved it through my house and down a flight of basement stairs using rollers, levers and a chain fall. Easy peazy.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

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