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Post Wed. Oct. 03, 2012 10:02 am

Hi folks,

New to the forum and am looking forward to using my new Harman MKII this winter.

I am new to coal burning and have read lots of threads on the topic this past summer.

My new AL29 chimney liner gets installed in a few weeks along with a BPD.

Thanks,
Scott

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Post Wed. Oct. 03, 2012 10:28 am

Welcome Scott! This is the BEST place for coal burners! I am sure you will enjoy your MKII. Good stove no question about it!

What part of Taxachusetts do you live in?

Mark

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Post Wed. Oct. 03, 2012 3:31 pm

Hi Mark,

Southwick, just outside of Springfield.

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Post Wed. Oct. 03, 2012 3:38 pm

Scott

You are going to love your stove and coal in general. I have said it before and I will say it again. I should have gone to coal 30 years ago. You just can't beat the even heat and the price.

There is a member on this board named Smitty. He lives out your way and he is a Harman guy too. I am sure he will be along soon to drop a post.

If you find yourself on the North Shore drop me a PM and if you have questions don't be afraid to ask. People on this forum are glad to help!

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Post Wed. Oct. 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Thank you Mark!

This forum sure seems friendly and from studying threads relevant to my setup, I think I'm going to burn far less oil this winter.

I'll have questions for sure.

Cheers,
Scott

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Post Wed. Oct. 03, 2012 7:32 pm

Depending on how your house is set up and how much you use the stove I suspect you will save at least 30%. Most likely MUCH MUCH more. I have heated this house for 11 years with 100% wood and last year put in a coal stove, a little Chubby Jr. It was used 90% of the time and the Soapstone Woodstove 10%. Even though I am for the first time in years paying for a fuel source (coal) I am elated that I am.

Of course there many variables are in the mix when it comes to actual savings. There is a little learning curve when it comes to burning coal but if I can figure it out anyone can. :o

Don't be surprised if your payback on the stove and the setup happens much faster than you think it will. You have made a great investment and that investment will put money back in your pocket. And that is always a nice thing to have happen!

Keep us posted on your progress and EVERYONE around here LOVES pictures... (hint hint)

ciao!
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Post Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 8:15 pm

As promised;

Harman MKII

6 inch AL 29 liner in a 8x12 masonry chimney.

Baro damper.

Many thanks to all who have posted on this forum!

You are the reason it fired right up with no issues what so ever....including those blue ladies :D

I hope to add whatever experience I can to help others who want to burn coal.

Cheers,
Scott
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Post Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 8:17 pm

She looks mighty nice!

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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 8:55 pm

Nice install. How long a burn time are you achieving vs what you expect to achieve ?

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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 9:04 pm

nice! hey that baro weight is on the Horizontal side of the flap, right?

it looks like it is but the "H" stamp would confirm it 8-)

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Post Fri. Feb. 22, 2013 5:27 am

Welcome to the forum, Its great hear from new members!

@Rich, another MA. resident has come aboard^^^ looks like you may need to change the yearly meet N greet to New England pretty soon! :punk:

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Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 1:53 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:nice! hey that baro weight is on the Horizontal side of the flap, right?

it looks like it is but the "H" stamp would confirm it 8-)
Thanks for the warm welcome folks!

Yes the baro weight is on the correct side and it was adjusted with my Bacharach draft gauge via a hole on the opposite side of the pipe just aft of the stove outlet.

This year I purchased 7200 lbs of Blashack nut from Squire Lumber for $1074 all in, not bad IMO.

I plan to cut a hole in the ceiling in the room the stove is in to help get more heat on the second floor.

Last season I would shake and load the stove 3 times a day, in the morning, when I got home from work and before bedtime.

This resulted in easy 12 hour burn times with the draft open 1 turn running at about 550 deg and an average of 1 40lb bag a day.

After this years run I think I'll have the necessary experience to modify my exhaust stack to include a MPD before the Baro damper, just to see if I can further the stoves efficiency...but that's for another famous thread...LOL!

Also I had to replace all the fire bricks as they were all cracked, don't know if I had caused this somehow.

Can't wait to fire her up again soon.

Cheers,
Scott

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