Cleaning Glass on a Harmon Mark III

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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Photog200
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base burner & 2 Geneva Oak Andes #517's
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard
Location: Fulton, NY

Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 2:46 pm

Mossylog wrote:Thanks,
I am looking for a source for coal around here now.
I used some of our barbeque briquettes, but they are small and fall through the gears/grate at the bottom of the firebox. Is there another plate or grate I need to hold the coal?

I really appreciate the information!
When you find a source, don't buy anything smaller that Chestnut (nut) size or it will fall through those grates. Stove size would work good in your stove too.
Randy

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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base burner & 2 Geneva Oak Andes #517's
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard
Location: Fulton, NY

Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 2:47 pm

Mossylog wrote:Thanks,
I am looking for a source for coal around here now.
I used some of our barbeque briquettes, but they are small and fall through the gears/grate at the bottom of the firebox. Is there another plate or grate I need to hold the coal?

I really appreciate the information!
If you put where you are located in your profile, someone on here might be able to point you to a good supplier.

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Photog200
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Joined: Tue. Feb. 05, 2013 7:11 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base burner & 2 Geneva Oak Andes #517's
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard
Location: Fulton, NY

Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 2:50 pm

Photog200 wrote:
Mossylog wrote:Thanks,
I am looking for a source for coal around here now.
I used some of our barbeque briquettes, but they are small and fall through the gears/grate at the bottom of the firebox. Is there another plate or grate I need to hold the coal?

I really appreciate the information!
If you put where you are located in your profile, someone on here might be able to point you to a good supplier.
Can you post a photo of your firepot showing the grates. Is your firepot lined or just cast iron? For burning coal it really should be lined to make the coal burn better and will protect your firepot.

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wsherrick
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 2:51 pm

Mossylog wrote:Thanks,
I am looking for a source for coal around here now.
I used some of our barbeque briquettes, but they are small and fall through the gears/grate at the bottom of the firebox. Is there another plate or grate I need to hold the coal?

I really appreciate the information!
Look in the yellow pages under Coal and Coke Retail. If you let us know where you are located then the expert coal finders here will most assuredly help you.
How big is the fire pot in your stove. It is most likely designed to burn what is called, "Chestnut," sized coal. The size of the fire pot in the stove generally gives you the idea of what size you need. Chestnut or (Nut coal for short) is the most commonly used size. It is about the size of a chicken egg or a golf ball.
With coal you can have 12-16 hours of constant steady heat. After you learn how to use coal and discover how superior it is to wood, you will never look back. And you've already got a big head start because you have one of the best coal burning stoves ever designed, ready to go.

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Photog200
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Joined: Tue. Feb. 05, 2013 7:11 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base burner & 2 Geneva Oak Andes #517's
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard
Location: Fulton, NY

Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 2:52 pm

An addendum to my last post. Can you start a new thread for your stove so that we don't hijack this thread any more. You will get lots of help if you do this.
Randy

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wsherrick
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Yes, start a new topic on your stove. There are a lot of people here that use base burners exclusively for their heating.
There will be lot's of interest in your stove and lots of help here for you.

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Baseburners & Antiques: Amherst Parlor Stove
Location: Brush Prairie, Washington

Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 4:21 pm

Thank you -
I started a new thread "Amherst Base burner parlor stove"

I appreciate all of your help and support in my adventure as I learn to use this!!

Darlene

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Smoker858
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93
Location: Parsippany, NJ

Post Sun. Dec. 29, 2013 9:02 am

I clean my glass hot with a piece of wet terry cloth towel. The steam does the job. Yes it gets hot and then after a few turns its back to the sink rinse and finish cleaning the glass. No chemicals needed. Toss rag. Enjoy the dancers.

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