Harman XXV - Installed & firing up for 1st time tonight

mlwschultz Posted By mlwschultz, Oct 17, 2008 at 2:26 PM

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  1. mlwschultz

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  2. Shortstuff

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    That's a good looking installation right there. As long as you adhere to the operating/startup instructions, everything should work just fine. Just realize that once the pellets are first fed into the hopper they will smoke-fill the entire inside of the stove but once it ignites into flames, you'll be good to go.

    Best of luck this winter!

    Steve
     
  3. j00fek

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    yep the first start to every burn produces the most smoke, then there is virtually no smoke during burning

    like that install
     
  4. Xena

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    If the stove shop burned it on a higher heat setting for that three hours
    then the paint should be cured and you're all set. I'd crank it to a higher
    heat setting just to be sure. Have fun!
     
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    I'll second that! Bought Harman XXV last October and it was the best $3k I've ever spent. Makes the cold NH winter much more enjoyable.
     
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    You will become addicted to hearth.com even more now.
    No turning back now ;-)
     
  8. flashbang

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    The Crapsman prybar will be your friend, and lose the harman tool.
     
  9. Maineiac

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    Funny you say that. My first year I burned Canadian pellets, I forget the brand and I had no problem scraping the burnpot with the Harman tool. Last year I burned Corinth wood pellets and the buildup was hard as a rock and it took a flathead screwdriver driven by a hammer to remove the crap.
     
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    The stove shop uses a similar pry bar (from the automotive tool section in Sears) & said it works better than the provided tool. That's why I'm already prepared. Good idea to lose the other tool as we won't be using it.
     
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    It does help cleaning the exchanger though....Clinkers need what you have in the picture.......Good to see your ready......... Nice install too................
     
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    BE AFRAID.
    BE VERY, VERY, AFRAID.

    Hey, just kiddin' looks great, be warm, have a toddy, cuddle up to the wife, ya might get lucky tonight.
     
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