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Review of Harman --- Mark II Stove with Brass Trim -- Freestanding Stove burning Coal Only

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Review of Harman --- Mark II Stove with Brass Trim -- Freestanding Stove burning Coal Only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-03-22 14:47:26

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 160 | House Size (Sq feet): 1700
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: $1672.00
Location : Sssex, NJ , USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - The Hearth Shop, Port Jervis, NY

Likes: Lots of Heat, very low fuel cost ($120/Ton loose coal to $170/Ton bagged picked up at AGEL Fuel in Scrantion, PA), nice simple design, has heat exchange blower included in price of stove, doesn't require electricity for normal operation, no chimney cleaning with coal, coal occupies one-third the space of a comparable BTU quantity of wood (40 cubic ft. of coal is 1 Ton and 25 Million BTU; 128 cubic ft. of wood is one cord and 22-25 Million BTU).

Dislikes: Must shake down every 12 hours, needed 6 weeks to learn how to burn anthracite coal properly (after burning wood for 25 years), still trying to figure out how to get rid of coal ash.

Comments: Love this stove! Switched to coal to eliminate scrounging wood and splitting it. It is much less work than wood.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004