Another great craigslist install

boosted3g Posted By boosted3g, Dec 13, 2012 at 5:27 AM

  1. boosted3g

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    My old man is looking for a pellet stove and this came up on a search for him. Something tells me this stove has been rode hard and may need a good cleaning. First time i have heard of a coal burning pellet stove and you got to love that exhaust. I can already see smoky having a heart attack.

    http://lancaster.craigslist.org/app/3469851053.html
     
  2. Harman Lover 007

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    That looks like a P61 or P68 to me and to my knowledge, it's not a multi-fuel stove. That venting is 100% WRONG!! Not even one piece of pellet venting pipe is used...it's all stove pipe. WOW. I don't care what shape it is in...$450 is a good price..lowball him and grab it. Rip it all apart, clean it, paint it and replace whatever parts it needs and you will have a great PELLET stove.
     
  3. subsailor

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    The P61/68 will burn up to 50% corn, but coal? Haven't heard that one yet.
     
  4. BradH70

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    Another one of the those "Harmon" stoves for sale.
     
  5. Wachusett

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    Harman does make a dircet vent coal stoker DVC-500. I was thinking of getting one, coal has some serious btu's.
    I heard the blowers make a fair amount of noise.
     
  6. MSmith66

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    $450 is a great price! I would clean the snot out of it. It is not designed to burn coal.
     
  7. boosted3g

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    Im going over with only a 300 or so and see what i can work out. If i can pick it up cheap and clean it up in time it might make a real nice christmas present for my dad but he is gonna have to get his own pellet stash.
     
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  8. Eatonpcat

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    Doesn't look too bad to me, But I also didn't notice (don't know what to look for) it had the wrong pipe!
     
  9. DOLLARBILL

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    Id say buyer beware ! And long as you keep in mind "you dont pay much you dont get much" ..have at it! GOOD LUCK !
     
  10. jtakeman

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    We had a member named Pook(yes the legend) that burned rice coal in his Englander. Its been a while, But I think he would just toss some in the burnpot once the stove was burning. Do a search for pook and I'm sure it will come up. About 2 to 3 seasons back.

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  11. Bioburner

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    I had some included pipe with my auction stove that looked similar, had oak system, manufacture unknown. Damaged hinges? Coal burns very hot and I would believe fire pot would need some tlc and high sulfur may put some strain on the exaust fan. I would figure out costs for everything but the convection fan. I know of someone that tested coal firing in a Harman if interested. Good luck on the venture
     
  12. kinsmanstoves

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    That is so awesome. Then the idiot is burning rice coal in it, hahahaha

    Eric
     
  13. Bioburner

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    New logo for Harman, Built to burn, or, Burn baby Burn, Go baby Go-oops thats a logo of the Kentucky Derby
     
  14. DAKSY

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    There MAY be pellet vent INSIDE the wood connector pipe...Kinda like the XXV set-up.
     
  15. kinsmanstoves

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    I would bet $100 there is not.

    Eric
     
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  16. DAKSY

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    Yeah, looking at the Rube Goldberg increasers at the stove starter, looks like it's stepped up incrementally. I imagine the combustion blower is worked over pretty well tryin to push THAT much volume.
     
  17. SmokeyTheBear

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    Smokey has seen worse without the need for a defibrillator.

    You don't want the pipe and you'll really need to do a good tear down cleaning on it.

    The ash load from coal likely is out of the adjustment range for the stove to be able to burn it anywhere near completely. That 1" from the burn pot edge feed adjustment.
     

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