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Hopper Lid Handle for Optima PS 1?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    I just picked up an Archgard Optima PS1. Looks good so far.
    Had to order a new hopper lid switch from Newark (The big Electronics outfit) It is just a roller switch, the Local Radio Shack still sells one but it is way to small!

    Anyway, I am looking for a plastic hopper lid handle. I tried a Hudson River but too big.
    The hole is 1-3/16 wide by 3-1/2 inches long. Can someone measure their Enviro or Magnum BabyCountrside please? I am trying to buy a similar one if the size is close.

    The Magnum BabyContrySide hole is:
    Opening is 5in X 1.25in

    See pics. Click to Enlarge.

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  2. SmokeyTheBear

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    Don,

    I knew I forgot something this morning.

    The one from my HR stove won't work as it is too long and too wide.
  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for checking Smokey. I hope one of the other brands is closer.
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Hey Don, My Omega doesn't have a handle.
  5. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    ok, thanks. What do you think of this stove?
  6. UMainah

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    I just painted a two drawer filing cabinet and the handles looked just like that. Plastic that popped into a hole in the sheet metal. Not sure if that helps you any.

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  7. Don2222

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    Thanks, Some handles pop in and some handle are 2 pieces that screws together from the inside. Not sure what the original was.
    Good idea, I will check into it. Can you tell me the size of the hole in your file cabinet for the handle?


    You did give me an idea and I just did some research.
    The Technical Term is called a Flush Pull. Sounds like a toilet pull chain! LOL

    Anyway
    Something like these especially the brushed nickel would be cool!
    However they are not tapered for a horizontal hopper lid. They are made for vertical Mtg and sliding.
    See
    http://www.simplyknobsandpulls.com/flush-pulls/?view-all
    or
    http://www.pullsdirect.com/deltana-fp155-4-x-2-solid-brass-flush-pull/p1477745

    Boats have horizontal flush pulls!
    Like these
    http://www.iboats.com/Seasense-Flush-Pulls/dm/view_id.685929

    Now I am getting close! If Perko this was in Nickel!
    Marine Flush Pull
    http://www.iboats.com/Perko-Flush-Pull/dm/cart_id.336806809--session_id.088923267--view_id.20396
    • Chrome plated zinc alloy .
    • For drawers, sash or sliding doors.
    • Overall: 3-11/16" x 1-11/16".
    • Depth: 7/16".
    • Screw Size # 6
    • Inside recessed for finger grips.
    Cheaper
    http://www.jmsonline.net/pull-flush-chrome.htm?gclid=CJyK5YuFgrMCFYuY4AodQR0A9w
  8. UMainah

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    Looks like the particular handle on my cabinet is too big. Here are some photos I took of a cabinet that I haven't painted dark green yet.
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  9. Don2222

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    Hello Dtaylor

    Thanks so much for measuring and the pics. It is pretty close! I will find out what the others are and then pick the closest one. Thanks again!
  10. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Problem Resolved. I ordered the Hopper Lid Handle from Archgard for $16.00 plus shipping.
    Archgard Fireplace Products
    7116 Beatty Drive
    Mission BC V2V 6B4

    I called Archgard and asked for Inside Sales and talked to Laurie.
    She said the Archgard Optima PS-1 pellet stove is still in production.
    Earlier production runs had issues and they are now all resolved! ! !
    If you have an issue with an earlier model then call Archgard and ask for tech support and talk to Gregg!
  11. DexterDay

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    Don, did you refurb this unit? I was really looking forward to an in depth install and pics of the burn pot, heat exchange system, and motors/blowers.

    They seem like solid units. Rick and Kathy talk about theres a lot.
  12. Don2222

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    Hi Dexter
    Still working on it. I have to pull the auger out tomorrow. I started a fire but the pellets do not feed. So far I am very impressed! I just painted the firebox and it looks super! As soon as it works, I have someone coming over for it! I cannot refurb these stoves fast enough!

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