1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Review of Harman --- Magnum Stoker -- Freestanding Stove burning Coal Only

Hearth.com Wood Stove and Fireplace Review Section - thousands of ratings and reviews on wood, pellet and gas stoves and fireplaces

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Review of Harman --- Magnum Stoker -- Freestanding Stove burning Coal Only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

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): 1500
Bought in 1996 , Price Paid: dont know
Location : Mount Joy, PA 17552, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Palmyra PA

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Start it and walk away conveinance. Thermostat regulated self feeder. All I have to do is feed the coal and empty ashes every 4 or so days.
High BTUs. Heats my whole bilevel house except for back two bedrooms.
Sometimes pain in the but to get coal started with kindling (but thats coal for yah : )

Dislikes: Blowers a bit noisy and they could be more efficient, which somewhat defeats the purpose of using an alternate heating source for the $. Still it saves me money versus the baseboard electric which is throughout my house.

Comments: Purchased my home in 1999. The stove was already here from original owner. I use rice coal, Blaschak. Burn nearly two tons per year.

I wish the sides of the stove were fabricated with the blower mechanism in conjunction with the top of the stove. More heat could be leached from the stove and pushed out this way making the unit more efficient.

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