Harman P-43 Fire Brick Question?

Cincinnati Kid Posted By Cincinnati Kid, Jan 20, 2013 at 12:41 PM

  1. Cincinnati Kid

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    I fired up my P-43 this morning and noticed the 4 x 9 x 1 inch fire brick above the flame guide guide was missing. The only thing I can figure out is it must have become lose and fell into the ash pan. I empied the ash pan into a metal trash can and disposed of the ash.

    The two questions I have are:
    1. Do you believe it will harm the stove if I continue to run it on low settings (1-2 on stove temp)?

    2. How is the fire brick attached to the back wall of the stove? I see no holes for screws or any clips, etc? Is it glued on?

    Thanks in advance for your responses!
     
  2. P38X2

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    How the hell you manage to not notice it crashing into the metal trash can? Lol

    It just sits on the little shelf behind the flame guide. There's a short lip on the bottom of it to hold it in place. If you have a Tractor Supply Co nearby, they're only a couple bucks. Any hearth shop will have em as well.

    Running the stove on low shouldn't be a problem, but I wouldn't dilly dally replacing the brick. Its there for a reason.
     
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  3. kinsmanstoves

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    It is needed for operation. They cost under $5.

    Eric
     
  4. Lousyweather

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    I dont think I would run it without the brick.....my 2 cents.....fire safety isnt something to guess on when its in what is likely your largest investment and can affect some irreplaceable things, like family members.
     
  5. subsailor

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    That must have been a pretty heavy pan full of ash.:oops:
     
  6. Bob Sorjanen

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  7. gfreek

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    Wonder how it fell off it's mounting bracket? Wouldn't run it without it
     

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