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7 year old Harman Accentra worth buying?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by gokartmike725, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. gokartmike725

    gokartmike725 New Member

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    does anyone know when harman came out with the esp? im looking to buy a 7 year old Harman Accentra. the seller is asking $2000 but i wondering if its worth looking at. Any info would help tremendously. thank you in advance.

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  2. Lineman30

    Lineman30 Feeling the Heat

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    Thats kinda high for that year of stove. What year is it? Mine is an 06 and I paid $600. I would be asking for a better deal.
  3. gokartmike725

    gokartmike725 New Member

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    The seller said it was either an 05 or 06. so you dont think its worth it?
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    gokartmike725 New Member

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    I have never blogged before wasn't sure whether it would be considered part of the same discussion
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    Lineman30 Feeling the Heat

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    Its in the eye of the beholder...but you can spend $1200 or so and have a new stove with newer drive system, control board, and a warranty..but offer them a lower price and see...
  6. gokartmike725

    gokartmike725 New Member

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    Yes ive found out that its tough when your on a budget, to buy a decent long lasting pellet stove. if i had the cash i would definitely buy new. But i definitely wont pay his asking price. ill probly offer him a low price and see if he takes it. i wont pay more than say $1500 or $1600. Thank you Lineman30.
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    gokartmike725 New Member

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    Thank You "oldmountvernon" for your concern. Dont feel bad i expected to make mistakes when i started! Next time ill keep everything one thread... Thanks everyone i been on here only a couple hours and got tons of help already!! :)
  8. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    That price seems very high. But prices are regional in nature. Just because its cold out they think sometimes that they will hook a sucker. Shoot em a lower offer. I think of stoves like cars, loose alot at first then pretty steady loss for several years. 25 to 35 percent loss moving out of the store. Non transferable warranty sucks.
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    boosted3g Feeling the Heat

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    I live in Harman country but that price is crazy. Accentra is a sharp looking stove but i wouldnt go over 1200 for it. Theres always a used stove for sale.
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    Countryboymo Feeling the Heat

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    2k is nuts unless it has little or no use and even then it is a stretch unless it looks like new inside and out. I would say 1500.00 is top end awesome condition and 600 low end.
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    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    I agree with the others in that $2k is way too high. Not sure when Harman came out with the ESP but I'm sure that stove has it.

    It's a different look but you could ALMOST get a brand new P38 for that price.
  12. gokartmike725

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    Thanks again everybody! i really really appreciate all the info!:)
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    I have and am using an 1989 Pellet pro 2...it uses ESP...so they've been using them since their inception I believe.
  14. gokartmike725

    gokartmike725 New Member

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    Does anyone know how to tell what year a Harman accentra was manufactured?
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    Lineman30 Feeling the Heat

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    On the data plate the upper back of the stove.
  16. gokartmike725

    gokartmike725 New Member

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    Thanks lineman30. I noticed that you have an Accentra. Have you had any problems with it?
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    Lineman30 Feeling the Heat

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    Well its been a great running stove. Not really having problems but it never shutting down on room temp/Auto. Have talked to techs and harman reps and they say probably ESP related. But it being 7 years old and never being replaced wouldnt hurt to change out. In the process in changing it and ran into a diffent size ESP than whats on the stove. Also, remember when you buying older versions there is older technology. I.E. Control board. I've borrowed a new control from a dealer and it having different software installed than whats on mine I can tell it works different. Like it actually shutting down on room temp/auto. I'm replacing the ESP and seeing if it really is the problem with the older board.
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    I recently purchased a used Accentra for $1700. Cleaned her up, repainted the inside and out. Lubed lots of parts. Vacuumed out the dreaded fines catcher in the back of the stove; about 1/3 full of fines. And I am almost ready to fire her up. Anyone know where I can pick up a OAK adapter for this strange sized outlet? Looks like 2.5 inches? Maybe can go to 3 and run out through that.
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    Thanks for the info everyone.i actually just went out and bought a new hatman p43. I'll come back with info.
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    The Harman OAK uses a 2.375 outside diameter pipe on the stove. Harman dealers carry Harman specific flex tubing that is pretty costy. Use 2.5 ID & crimp it with a hose clamp...
  21. Lousyweather

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    I think you did the right thing, OP, the P43 puts out marginally more heat with the same features (other than looks)....at its new, with a warranty, no chain drive, has the ultralight feeder......IMHO, $2k is way too high for an accentra of that age.....I'd put its value at more like$1k-$1.2k for an end user.
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    I just used 3 inch ID alum flex and i crimped it down to make it fit snug and it goes around the the OAK fitting just great. Might have to move the wiring harness a little...

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