Harman Accentra Insert OAK Question

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by tpme06, Oct 6, 2013.

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    I installed an OAK this past summer for my Harman Accentra. Put in a block of plate and used silicone around all of the intake flex pipe seams. I noticed today while burning that there is still a pull of air from under the stove, is this normal? The draft is definitely less than without the OAK, but with a proper install should there be no pull from under the stove at all? Just curious, thanks!
     
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    My guess is you are feeling the pull of the distribution fan. The air intake and distribution fan are under the stove, so sounds perfectly normal and similar to our Accentra.
     
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    the distribution blower on your model is on the bottom. totally normal.
     
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    Thought it was something like that, thanks!
     
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    I am getting my new Harman Accentra.installed Tuesday. Where did you buy your OAK and do you have any photos of your installation. I ask my dealer about the OAK kit and got a blank look like he didn't know what I was talking about.
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    My OAK did not fit as supplied from Harman #1-00-574350. The upper tab mount on what they call the weldment was too long, I had to straighten it and re-bend it after determining the proper length. I also drilled 1/4" holes and used 1/4" nuts and bolts to secure the intake weldment to the hopper instead of the self-drilling/self-tapping Tek screws supplied with the kit, which enter the inside of the hopper. They are sharp and could cause a cut if you should reach into the hopper with a bare hand. Just a heads up. Enjoy the heat!
     
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    How much extra does OAK kit cost?
     
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    It was about $115.00 and I got it from Stoves and Stuff, based in Pennsylyvania- they have a store near my daughters college. Be careful removing the backdraft stub as the gasket wants to stick to it and could easily tear. Also, a new hole has to be drilled (or use a Tek screw that's supplied) for the "weldment" section that replaces the backdraft stub, which requires you remove one of the distribution blowers-no big deal. I used a flex magnet and a shop vacuum to clean up the metal filings.
     
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    Ok thanks for your help.
     

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