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Harman P series heat shields. Info/Pics? Minimum clearances = yikes

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by P38X2, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Sorry. I didn't elaborate on that. I meant that I'd like to use my programmable thermostat to setback the temperature during the day while we are not home and then bring the temp back up just before we get home at night. If I do this, when the thermostat starts calling for heat to bring the temp back up, the stove will be putting out a bunch of heat for a longer period of time. This is the time that the drywall temp worries me. Same idea if I end up using a larger swing setting on the thermostat. If I don't use a setback, the stove doesn't come on for long periods of time. Short little bursts that boost the room temp back up a degree or two and then goes back to idle.

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  2. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Turns out the high temperatures are a result of the installer locating my stove too close to the wall. Manual says 13" and the stove was installed at 11" (corner install). I contacted the dealer last week and all they did was take my information down and said that they would look up my papers to see. I haven't heard back. I contacted them about something unrelated a couple months ago and never heard back either. Starting to get frustrated with them. I will call back to see what they can do to correct the incorrect install. I'd be willing to pick the heat shields up and install them so that they don't have to send out a tech.
  3. P38X2

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    Ahhhh, sounds like a case for FREE heat shields :)

    Highly unlikely it would be cheaper for them to send out a tech and supplies.

    How far away is your dealer? Send a pic with a tape measure on top showing the clearance. Maybe throw a pic of Judge Judy for added effect.

    Can't believe they wouldn't get back to you on this touchy of an issue.
  4. mepellet

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    The dealer is about 15 minutes away. I would be willing to pick them up to lessen their cost. I worry now anytime the stove is running. Hopefully they have some warranty on their install. I would think for something like this there should be.
  5. Bioburner

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    Maybe a letter from your insurance company. You pay cash or credit? They have a builders or installer license? Just a couple ways to try and get action to remedy their screwup.
  6. mepellet

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    Called the dealer today. They had ordered the heat shields and said that they are going to give then to me at no charge. Guess they were just too busy to call me to let me know what they decided. Said that they would call when they come in and that I could drop in to pick them up. So free heat shields it is. Cheapest way out for the dealer too... I will feel more comfortable once they are installed and I then know for sure that my stove is installed correctly. I didn't think I had to check the installers work...
  7. P38X2

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    Glad you have a resolution. I think you'll like the heat shields. They're very incognito. Couple quick install tips....first off, be careful you don't scratch up your stove. The edges are fairly sharp. Also, you gotta make sure you keep decent pressure on them as you tighten the bolt cuz they'll kinda shift on you. With a gear wrench it shouldn't take more than a minute per side.
  8. mepellet

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    Thanks for the tips. I'd rather not need them but I guess I have to deal with it since the stove was installed incorrectly.
  9. mepellet

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    Picked up the shields yesterday and installed them last night after dinner. They blend in very nicely. Hard to tell that they are even there. One thing I forget about though was the smell of a new stove "burning in." Boy don't they smell. Probably won't last long though. Stove only has turned on twice since I put them on. Sure stunk this morning. I woke up soon after the Tstat switched from 64 to 68. Stove was ran pretty hot for about half an hour to bring the temp up to 71 (3 deg swing).
  10. ffsteve

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    Where can you buy the side heat shields online? For the p43.
  11. Bioburner

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    I think P38X2 got them from dealer for $77. Not really worth the hasssle of searching the net for, plus one should support your local dealer once in awhile as they can give you tips and support for your stove unless you have a total loser for a dealer or in my case over 150 miles away.
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    I installed heat shields on my P38 when it was initially installed. Right now I am running stove temp on a setting of 3 (older model). 13 inches on each side to the drywall (parallel - not corner). Drywall measures 78 - 80 degrees on my IR thermometer. The shields themselves measure 158 on right side to 175 on left.
  13. P38X2

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    Yep, $77. Just go to the dealer. Should be way less hassle.

    Nice. They're pretty slick looking for what they are and work VERY well.

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