The Harman PC45 corn and pellet stove was designed primarily to burn corn. Some adjustment is needed to burn pellets. Burning corn, it produces 45,000 btu. With pellets, this rises to 50,000 btu.The igniter in this stove has a 400 watt element which will light a fire in corn in under five minutes. Using pellets, ignition takes less than a minute.
The corn burnpot has a rotating agitator to stir the burning corn. A spare burnpot and agitator are supplied with this unit. At cleaning time, swap the used components for fresh ones and place the used ones in water to clean.
The Harman PC45 is a step top and pedestal design with the ability to add a hopper extension, increasing the capacity to 145 lbs. and the burn time to 160 hrs.
The room temperature probe speeds up or slows the stove down to compensate for temperature change and takes frequent readings of temperature trends. The exhaust heat sensor adjusts the stove according to the quality of fuel being burned.
For most heat settings other than maximum, the stove is capable of running without its distribution blower being turned on. This means that you can have a quiet time with a view of a good fire.
The control board has some diagnostics to help isolate any problems. There is also a port where a Harman dealer can plug in a diagnostic tool.
If you are unsure of the meanings of the terms in the pellet stove review below,or their implications, please go to the Pellet Stove Reviews page for an explanation.
Heating Area 1,400 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output Corn 45,000 btu. Pellets 50,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output Zero
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Corn: 80 lbs. 145 lbs. with hopper extension
Pellets: 72 lbs. 132 lbs. with hopper extension
Burn time 90 hrs. (160 hrs. with hopper extension)
Fuel Type Corn, wheat, oats, barley or any biomass pellet
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 135 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible A room temperature sensor is standard with this stove. It is possible to connect a thermostat as well.
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions 1.8 gr./hr with pellets
Efficiency 78% with pellets
Height 34.5 in.
Width 23.5 in.
Depth 29.5 in.
Weight 249 lbs.
Window Size 12.5 in. by 8 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height 9 in.
Colours Charcoal, Forest Green, Mojave Red, Metallic Blue,Patriot blue, Goldenfire brown, Honeyglow brown, Black
Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes
Defects in materials or workmanship
Failure of mechanical or electrical parts.
Warranty transferable to a new owner for $25 fee.
Colours, See above.
Side heat shields, (Reduces clearance to combustibles from 18 in. to 12 in.)
Hopper extension. (Adds 60 lbs. to hopper capacity)
Ceramic log set
Ash door tiles or etched slate. ( 10 design choices )
Gold air grill
'Sunrise' door with fretted upper glass
Pellet grate insert
Corn Strainer hopper screen/Funnel, (Sifts leaf and stalk residues from corn)
The burn pot in the Harman PC45 is very visible through the viewing window in this stove, and only partially hidden by the optional log set.
An optional burn pot is needed to burn pellets, changes will be needed to the control board and the combustion blower air intake should be changed for the larger one. All this comes as a kit with instructions.
The battery backup offered by Harman is not supported by onboard electronics. It's an inverter unit made by Surefire and will work effectively with any pellet stove. See the link above.
Remove ash every one or two days if burning corn on high, after a ton if burning pellets
Clean the stove after a month if burning corn, two or three months if burning pellets:
Clean and scrape the burn pot, clean the heat exchanger, clean ash from the inside of the stove, clean the combustion blower fan and internal flue. Remove fines from the fuel delivery system.
Once a year
Inspect and clean the flue if necessary.
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