,Harman mark II hand fire

,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: ganzer On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:18 pm

What is the best size coal to use in Harman markii hand fire. I just installed it and experimented with buckwheat size so far. Seems to run nice bit I don't have experience with coal yet. So I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for me. Thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: coal hand free

Re: ,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:55 pm

Fill in your location, it will give us all a better judgement on your climate zone. I prefer to use Nut in my Mark 3 but with the current Blaschak I'm burning thier is alot more pea sizes mixed in. Which is ok this time of year for lower burn temps. Depending on your location Buck my not support the much needed under air flow that a good hot fire needs.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: ,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: EasyRay On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:14 pm

ganzer wrote:What is the best size coal to use in Harman markii hand fire. I just installed it and experimented with buckwheat size so far. Seems to run nice bit I don't have experience with coal yet. So I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for me. Thanks


I believe Harman recommends pea,nut,or stove size for that stove.
I have used pea and nut in my TLC 2000 without any trouble. I think the grates are the same as the mark II. But I could be wrong.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

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Re: ,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:26 pm

during less cold weather folks have burned pea to be able to maintain lower temps and get longer burn times. the nut will burn hotter and burn up faster because the larger size allows more air flow through the coal bed. The stove size is the next step up in heat but again with shorter burn times.

this is just a generalization, your stove / chimney set up will have its own personality with respect to draft which will affect how it does with the different size coal. if possible it is best to burn a few hundred pounds of each size (and from particular breakers) to see what works for you before investing in a couple tons.

i am a little surprised the buck didn't fall through the grates.
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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

Re: ,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: ganzer On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:35 pm

Thanks for your advice. I'm gonna test with the pee and nut. Thanks
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Re: ,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:45 am

I use pea in the "tween" months of late Oct and early Apr and a mix of pea and nut for the dead of winter. It works well is easier to dial in on the temperature I want to maintain. Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: ,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:00 pm

Where do you live? If you're in the VA area with Lisa, pea might be all you need.

Here in RI and north, that won't even take the chill off the house and you'll be shoveling coal like the 3:10 to Yuma.

I'm about ready to start the season here in an hour or so and I start with chestnut and by Christmas, I'll step up to stove coal. Maybe before then if the Farmers Almanac is correct.

The Harman will burn just about anything you shove in there, the question is, will it produce the results you want based on your unique set of conditions.

Don't be afraid to try other sizes and mix and match as needed.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: ,Harman mark II hand fire

PostBy: coalcracker On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:23 am

ganzer wrote:What is the best size coal to use in Harman markii hand fire. I just installed it and experimented with buckwheat size so far. Seems to run nice bit I don't have experience with coal yet. So I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for me. Thanks



Burn nut coal, I have a Harman I and a full load of nut coal will burn over 24 hours. The smaller coal burns smoothly but less area around the pieces for air so it doesn't throw as much heat.
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Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark I Magnafire

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