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Am3bulldog
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum Stoker-Rice Burner
Other Heating: Oil Furnace if needed
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman Mark II-for sale
Location: Sunderland, MA 01375

Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2008 1:21 pm

Originally bought a Harman MK II that I was going to set up in Downstairs living room but then came across a Harman Magnum Stoker that needed refinishing but was in solid mechanical shape if I could get rid of the rust and replace the glass. Well had ordered and laid out the tile neccessary for the Mark II but the Magnum is a little deeper so after finishing it all I now have to tear up the last row of Bullnose tiles and lay back in tiles to make another 6" at the front of the stove. But anyway here is how it all came out and looks presently. Burning very well and keeping the entire house warm. I usually like the house at about 65 degrees so sometimes the stove is idleing nicely now. Eventually will look to getting the Coal-trol unit for stove but right now pretty happy with how well the stove is burning. Thanks to several here that have given me great advance.

As you can see I redid the stove Dark Forest Green and added the brass trim kit and new glass. Have a Magnometer connected to the stove pipe to watch the Baro settings but all is doing well.

Am3bulldog
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Redone Green Harman Magnum Stoker stove


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europachris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner
Location: N. Central Illinois

Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2008 1:34 pm

Nice job! I like the green a lot - it has that classic Jotul vibe to it.

I did a similar project: IT'S ALIVE!!!!! - buying a well used and somewhat neglected Keystoker that was basically solid but needed glass, gaskets, a draft blower, and about 15 pounds of ash cleaned out of the upper heat exchanger.

After spending about 40 hours cleaning it and stripping two layers of paint down to the bare metal, and getting it downstairs and back together, I was rewarded with a stove that looks and runs like new.

I used Stove Brite paint in the Charcoal color. It really looks nice and has a really deep grey/black color and a bit of metallic to it. I thought about red or blue or something wild, but being practical ruled out and I knew those colors would show the dirt and discoloration much faster.

Welcome and keep warm!

Chris
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I love the smell of Illinois bituminous in the morning.
Have you hooked a clinker today?

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coalkirk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2008 6:52 am

Nice job. That green and brass really looks sharp!
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." —General George S. Patton

Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

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titleist1
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2008 11:47 am

Am3bulldog...
Looks great. By the way, having to redo that last course of tile must mean that a new tool purchase is necessary!! A fein multimaster works great for cutting out the grout around installed tile!!! :D :D :D
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
The EPA just loves me!!

MidnightMadman
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Stove/Furnace Make: GIBRALTAR
Stove/Furnace Model: SCR
Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2008 1:06 pm

Am3bulldog wrote:As you can see I redid the stove Dark Forest Green and added the brass trim kit and new glass. Have a Magnometer connected to the stove pipe to watch the Baro settings but all is doing well.

Am3bulldog


Where did you get the high heat gold paint?
GIBRALTAR SCR

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coalkirk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2008 7:23 pm

I think that is the brass trim kit from Harman.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." —General George S. Patton

Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

Am3bulldog
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum Stoker-Rice Burner
Other Heating: Oil Furnace if needed
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman Mark II-for sale
Location: Sunderland, MA 01375

Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2008 9:04 pm

Thanks everyone for the nice comments, Coalkirk is right, that is the brass trim kit I installed. Finially had a descent cold snap here; windy and 7 degrees, and the stove kept the whole house toasty :D .

Titleist1, I have thought of buying one of those Fein Multimaster for some of the trim and tile work around the house but at this point I will probably have to stick with the dremel cutting wheel and a hammer and chisel! Got laid off from work so watching my pennies...but if anybody happens to see a great deal on one let me know! What the wife doesn't know might not hurt me.

Euro-good job on that Keystoker!!! Redoing these stoves is a pain but it does feel good once they are back together and actually running well like a new one. One thing I ran into that surprised me; there is a cleanout slide under the feeder bin, where the air comes in from the combustion fan below the grates. Well, the slide was bent down on one side causeing a huge air leak through the cleanout so all the air from the combustion fan wasn't making through the grates. Something to look for if you notice your combustion fan doesn't effect the burning flame that much and you get a lot of unburnt coals in your ash. Once I straightened it out the stove was burning so much better and coal is now burning completely. Just something to look at when redoing these stoves.

Thanks all!

Am3bulldog

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hugg
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman / Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum / CFS
Location: newton twp. PA

Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2008 9:27 pm

Those Harman Magnums are worth the extra couple bucks. What a great stove. I went over a friends house to check out his leisure line stove and it didnt seem as well built as the Harman stoves. I love mine :D . I Think I will eventually get another and put the Gibraltar in my Garage. Nice job on the MAG! 8-)


MidnightMadman
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Stove/Furnace Make: GIBRALTAR
Stove/Furnace Model: SCR
Location: Hudson Valley, NY

Post Wed. Dec. 17, 2008 9:29 pm

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GIBRALTAR SCR

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Cato
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman I
Location: Bridgton, Maine

Post Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 2:32 pm

Harmon Mark I first year burning with it. It's great and I'am loving the warmth it throws off!!
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Cato
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman I
Location: Bridgton, Maine

Post Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 2:49 pm

sThat worked!! So here are some more pics.
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inside of Mark I
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stove coal three tons
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pot belly antique used in back room

Dann757
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Post Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 3:50 pm

I just added these 4 16" pavers from HD. I pried the beast up with a 2x4 and fulcrum and slid them under. Fast affordable base for it. Nice stove coal fire going.
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grizzly2
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 6:29 pm

Cato wrote:Thanks WNY! Here goes my attempt.


What a nice looking stove and instalation. Looks like it is still a virgin. toothy
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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Cato
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman I
Location: Bridgton, Maine

Post Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 8:33 pm

Grizzley2:

Nope. It's not a virgin -- been burning with it for 2 1/2 months. It's a Newbee though .
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Harmon burning nut & stove coal
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a good burn

bigchunk
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Joined: Mon. Feb. 05, 2007 10:39 am
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: sf250 magnafire
Location: upstate n.y.

Post Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 7:51 pm

how many sf does that pot belly heat. the stove next to the big one?


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