Calling Wisconsin Coal Burners

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Storm
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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
Location: Elroy, Wisconsin

Post Sat. Dec. 01, 2012 9:43 am

Wondering if other coal burners in Wisconsin are also using a Harman hand fired stove. I am about to install a Mark I today. With our weather and hills and valleys, just to know how your stove works. George :?

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark 1& 111
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Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Cast. Vig. '79 w/coal
Location: Elroy, Wisconsin

Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 8:37 am

OK, maybe not a Harman owner. Maybe another type of coal burner.

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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 8:46 am

Hey storm, I'd chat with ya about hand-fired, but I'm from NYS & we don't have none of them hills & valleys over this way. :clap: toothy WElcome to the FORUM my friend ;)
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 8:52 am

Welcome to the forum Storm.
I recommend you do a search on Harman because they've been discussed before, or ask any specific questions you have. The stove doesn't know where it is so don't limit yourself to Wisconsin users. :lol:
-Len
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Location: Michigan

Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 9:03 am

What you want to be concerned with, in the hills is to have a good tall chimney, without trees, rooflines or hills obstructing the normal westerly winds.
Also, with the Harman stoves, a Barometric damper is recommended by Harman to even out and control any excess draft. This makes controling the
heat output, coal consumption and longer burn time much easier.

Seach the site, do some reading on the 'Venting, chimneys etc' forum, lots to read about chimneys and dampers.

Hope this helps,, welcome to the forum

Greg L
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Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
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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
Location: Elroy, Wisconsin

Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 6:57 pm

I have been looking at the various post on the Harman stoves. Very impressive topics. Thanx Greg L., Len, Fred. Coal is only a few dealers. Blackshak and Kimmy. Nut and stove size. $300 to 345 for 60, 40 to 50 lbs. George :roll:

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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 7:34 pm

I use Blaschak nut myself & no matter how I crunch the numbers, I'm saving money with the price I'm paying in my location compared to fuel oil--as far as continueing to do wood--my life goal is not do have a heart attack & die with my chain saw in my hand which I've used for 40 yrs ;)
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 8:46 pm

freetown fred wrote:I use Blaschak nut myself & no matter how I crunch the numbers, I'm saving money with the price I'm paying in my location compared to fuel oil--as far as continueing to do wood--my life goal is not do have a heart attack & die with my chain saw in my hand which I've used for 40 yrs ;)
Fred, any chance you have any pictures of the old saw, I find them pretty interesting and always keep an eye out for one at a yard sale or something.
Keith V
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