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Harman P-43 Fire Brick Question?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Cincinnati Kid, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Cincinnati Kid

    Cincinnati Kid Feeling the Heat

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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!

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  2. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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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

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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

    Eric
  4. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    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

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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

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    X2
  7. gfreek

    gfreek Minister of Fire

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

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