Review of Harman --- Advance -- Freestanding Stove burning Select Fuel Type
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 1600
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: $3199
Location : Bend, OR 97701, US
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Fireside Inc
Modulates fire size IAW room temperature & does it well. Completely automatic. Automatic controls do all that is advertised!
Slag builds up rapidly on firepot. Hopper only holds about 50# of pellets. Lots of sheet metal rattles to iron out. Once that's done unit is quiet. Harman could have used a better grade of beer can to build sheet metal parts.
I found that using an automotive gasket scraper to remove slag to be efficent. The tool that comes with stove is near useless.
Downrated dealer because he charged a premium to install, but did a shoddy job and asked for additional $200 to correct.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004