Legless Harman Mark

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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treysgt
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark1
Location: Hunterdon County, NJ

Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2008 1:04 pm

I am probably going to relocate my Mark1 next season. It would fit best in it's new home if I took the legs off of it. Anyone do this? If I take the legs off I guess I must plug the bolt holes somehow otherwise no more airtight stove..
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
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Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
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Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2008 1:07 pm

See if you can run the bolts in from the inside, that way you will be able to get the stove off the floor just enough for air to get under it keeping it dry if it sweats a little.

just a thought.

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Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2008 3:49 pm

Unbolt the legs, put the bolt back in the same way(bolt head down)so the head acts as a foot and if you need to use some caulk 'Seal It Right' from Rutland. 8o0* latex black non-adheasive, great stuff!
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jpete
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Location: Warwick, RI

Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2008 6:05 pm

I took the legs off mine a while back and just ran the bolts back in. Heads down like was said.
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Dallas
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35
Location: NE-PA

Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2008 6:16 pm

If any of you guys want to get rid of your bolt-on stove legs, let me know (PM me). I'm contemplating modifying my stove to have a larger ash pan, which probably means I'll lose my legs, as they are part of the stove. :?:

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steinkebunch
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Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade Bituminous Hand-Fed
Stove/Furnace Model: Prill underfed stoker Model M8
Location: Wyoming

Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2008 9:04 pm

If you really want some legs, you can make your own out of some 4" angle iron and some 1/4" strap. Here's some photos of the ones I built.

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Dallas
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35
Location: NE-PA

Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2008 9:10 pm

Those would look real nice on "my stove"! :lol:

Yeah, I could build them, but thought if somebody was going to ditch theirs ..... :D Of course, if I was removing legs, I'd hang on to them, in case I were to sell the stove.

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