So What Is a Harman Mag Stoker Used for 1 Year Worth?

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Post Thu. Dec. 28, 2006 11:25 pm

for a trade in??
My house setup is going to require me to run 2 coal stoves to properly heat this house. Currently mag stoker is on the first floor. Which works great except no heat in the basement and my kitchen is always on the cool side do to poor air movement towards that part of the house. So I was thinking of getting the Harman dvc-500 for the first floor and a mark II or III for in the basement and direct the air flow up into the kitchen.I'm thinking this route for the dvc-500 cause that sure would be easier to have burning when u just need a little heat esp in the fall and spring.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator
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Post Fri. Dec. 29, 2006 6:16 am

Hey Lime--Did you consider installing a vent in the kitchen to allow the cold air to drop into the basement in order that warm air will move into the kitchen? Is the kitchen above the basement or use a crawl space?
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Post Fri. Dec. 29, 2006 7:09 am

Lime..Cap has the right Idea...cut in a cold air return in the floor and let the cold air move could even install a Duct blower reversed on the vent so it sucks the cold air out and may blow warm air down once the room is warm....

Also....keep the stoker and keep it either upstairs or in the basement and just get a DVC-500 and place it where you is a direct vent...

that way you are just getting 1 type of coal for both stoves...

I have my Mag in the basement and I cut in returns and I heat 3 floors ...I use a 16" fan to move the air and works great...

But to answer your a Harman stove dealer near you and ask what it would be worth..see what they would sell a one year old Mag for...


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