Which Stove Should I Get?

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Post Tue. Oct. 18, 2005 8:48 pm

Hey guys, I currently have propane heat and I would like to get a coal stove for my basement to supplement my heat and use as little propane as possible. My home is a little under 2000 sq.ft. with out the basement, the basement is an additional 700 s.f.
Im looking at two stoves the Harman Mark III which is rated at 92,000 Btu/2400 sq.ft. and the Harman TLC 2000 which burnes both coal and wood rated at 72,000 Btu/1900 sq.ft. The Mark III is obviously more output however the TLC seems to be a bit more conveniet since its a top loader. What do you guys think, which is a better stove? Also how good are the Keystone stoves and the Alaska stoves? I guess what im asking is which brand is the best and which is the best stove in this catagory? Also the dealer I went to (S&T Coombe on 940 in blakeslee) does not carry Keystone or Alaksa, does anyone know of other dealers that carry these lines? Any input is much appreciated.


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Post Tue. Oct. 18, 2005 10:19 pm

http://www.fireplacegallery.net has Keystokers. He's been selling a lot of them he may be out of stock.

Personallly I'd get the bigger unit. They operate more efficiently when they are not going full bore for one thing. Mos tpeople with units like that with a house of your size generally end up heating the entire house with it. No propane needed. :)
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Post Tue. Oct. 25, 2005 9:35 am

Do you have a dealer that has stoves in stock? Harman will have any available for a couple months. Hitzer actually makes the best, most user friendly stove IMHO


Post Mon. Nov. 07, 2005 2:00 pm

Can you burn wood un the Harman Mark III if you wanted to?


Post Mon. Nov. 07, 2005 10:10 pm

The dealer said that yes you could burn wood in the mark III if you wanted to do so.

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