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  1. stoveguy13

    stoveguy13 Minister of Fire

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    why did you buy a Harman? cause its a Harman? or because it is a bottom feed? or some other reason.

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  2. daffonce

    daffonce New Member

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    Reputation and how long you can go between cleaning.
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  3. SteveB

    SteveB Member

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    South Central PA.
    I liked the bottom feed that my ESW 55-SHP10 stove had and I liked the control options on the Harman. Also heard that the cleaning was easier. Turned out to be true. The glass stays clean longer than my other stoves and it seems to be built well. Empty the ash pan every 6 weeks or so... Had the P43 since last October (2012) and we love it!
  4. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    My wife thought it looked pretty, and she said the P serious looked like a toilet...form > function as far as she is concerned. Doesn't compute with me, but I was also blessed with an XY chromosome.
  5. gfreek

    gfreek Minister of Fire

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    Beautiful Attica/Varysburg,New York
    Ease of use, cleaning, heat output, venting specs, price was right and servicing dealer nearby...
  6. The Grintch

    The Grintch Member

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    North Attleboro
    Reputation, nearby dealer and ease of use.
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  7. Fundy

    Fundy New Member

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    N.S. Canada
    Reputation, bottom feed, less daily maintenance, feedback from others and a nearby dealer that has been in operation for a long time that took the time to answer all my questions and hopefully long term support.
    iceguy4 and SteveB like this.
  8. RCCARPS

    RCCARPS New Member

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    South Eastern PA
    Nearby dealer, family history with these stoves, and looks.
  9. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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    reputation ==c
  10. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Found a good package deal after did research. Needed a good multifuel that didn't need daily upkeep from a longstanding company that was probably going to be around awhile more. Four of the key components can be had from non Harman sources. Smart stove with ESP.
  11. bosshog919

    bosshog919 New Member

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    North Jersey
    Like others have stated, reputation and the insert was the only that would fit my weird fireplace opening. Happy as can be.

    Burn Baby Burn:cool::cool:
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  12. Jim H.

    Jim H. Feeling the Heat

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    Looks, heat output, bottom feed (got tired of the clinking pellets dropping in my Quad 1000), decent size hopper (60lbs), pretty easy to clean, nice looking fire when it is running and when not the mirrored glass is a nice touch. It also has the "old fashioned" look.
  13. ScotL

    ScotL Feeling the Heat

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    Central Maine
    Wanted a boiler. Weren't a lot of other options at the time.
  14. CBL

    CBL Member

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    Everything on the above + quality and made in the USA.
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  15. lbcynya

    lbcynya Feeling the Heat

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    XXV - Because it didn't look like a pellet stove.
  16. katman

    katman Member

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    annapolis md
    Solid build and workhorse design on my pb105. Plus, I got a great deal!
  17. RKS130

    RKS130 Minister of Fire

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    Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    For me it was the bottom feed and overall construction . . . for Madame DeFarge it was its looks.
  18. rayttt

    rayttt Feeling the Heat

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    poconos pa
    Great Reputation and the fact that it doesn't need as much cleaning as others.
  19. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Quality, reputation, dependability, and all of the above good reasons:cool:
  20. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    not one of you was lured in by the endless bowl of wheat nachos or free fig newton?
  21. SteveB

    SteveB Member

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    ;lolHmmmm guess I missed out on that offer somehow....
  22. RKS130

    RKS130 Minister of Fire

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    They didn't offer me any fig newtons. Must have been a limited time promotion.
  23. m159267

    m159267 Member

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    East-Central MO
    Ditto for my P38 - had it since 2008
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  24. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Bought ours used!
  25. newf lover

    newf lover Minister of Fire

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    Eastern CT
    Ease of use; my husband and I are mechanical morons.

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