Just got GOOD news!!

lessoil Posted By lessoil, Jul 31, 2008 at 10:08 PM

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  1. lessoil

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    The dealer called this afternoon and our P61A is on its' way.
    We are going to have them install it.
    I will make the pad myself.

    I will put pictures up as we go.
    Good luck to everyone waiting for a stove.
    Got to check on the pellets again.......
     
  2. sinnian

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  3. stoveguy2esw

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    KOOL MAN!!! just outta curiosity, how close will that put you to your initial reciept date?

    hoping this is a small indication that harman is getting itself back on track
     
  4. lessoil

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    Well stoveguy, I cannot remember an original date.
    They could not give me one. Things got hectic very fast.
    In fact, they did not want to take a deposit.
    I think we ordered the 1st week of June.

    The only time frame they spoke of was next March.
    They thought that I had ordered just early enough to get it this year but no guarantee.

    I called every week sometimes twice a week.
    They wanted me to call and were of great help through the whole thing.

    Here is a link to an article about Harmon in the local paper.
    It sounds like things are looking a bit brighter.

    http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=201766&ac=PHnws
     
  5. lessoil

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    Pad in progress.
    Have tiles and trim to put on.
    I am not a carpenter!!
    I learn as I go.

    Cost of materials about $110.
    The experience is priceless.
     

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  6. imacman

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    Lookin good! I'm assuming you got a copy of the manual and have the clearances all set on the pad.....nice job so far!
     
  7. johnnywarm

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    sweet
     
  8. Wet1

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    Nice work. Id add a couple more 2x4 supports underneath to keep the deck from flexing when you stand on it. It will cost next to nothing, only takes a couple of minutes, and will substantially decrease the likelihood of tile/grout cracking.

    Just my two cents.
     
  9. lessoil

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    Yes,
    I have the dimensions and measured a zillion times!!
    Purchased materials at local store and Home Depot in Auburn.
    I always hate to pay for something I can make myself.

    Tile 101 is next!!
    Thanks Wet, I will do that.

    **What do you think about doing the tile work in place vs doing in basement then carrying it upstairs??
    It will be quite heavy and I was worried about cracking the grout/tile moving it.
     
  10. Shortstuff

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    I have agree and say again what Wet1 did, and put a couple more 2x4's underneath.

    You are well on your way and for not a carpenter it looks pretty good to me. And if you can, do the tilework in place.

    Steve
     
  11. lessoil

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    Thanks,
    I will pick up more 2x4's today.
    I already told my Wife that I thought the tile should be done in place.
    I would hate to see damage happen after it is done.

    Thanks again for your input!
     
  12. johnnywarm

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    Build it and they will come
     
  13. au2183

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    What kind of floor are you setting the pad on? I built one similar to that, and put felt furniture pads under it in several locations so I could slide it around without much effort, and without scratching the floor. Mine sits on a laminate floor.
     
  14. lessoil

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    Hardwood
    We had that discussion last night.
    The furniture pads sound like a good idea.
     
  15. stanleyjohn

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    Great looking platform!doing a great job.Ditto on what others have said about extra 2*4 support underneath!The stove is a heavy item.I would also tile it in the location where the stove is going,grout dosnt stink to much!but can be messy!just lay some old sheets around the platform.
     
  16. slls

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    I was wondering why so high, at least 4 inches.
     
  17. Highbeam

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    Probably the height of a 2x4 on edge eh? That's why my hearth is 4" tall.
     
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    I could see that, but why the altitude. Mine sets on 5/8 inch plywood, then ceramic tiles on that.
     
  19. lessoil

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    We have baseboard hot water heat.
    From the floor to the top of the baseboard is 8.25".
    The lowest the thimble can go(right against the baseboard) will
    put the center of the thimble pipe another 6.5" above the top of the register.
    For clean out purposes, I wanted to get the alignment close.
    The installer is doing a straight install with no vertical sections.
    They have been installing them like that for quite some time.
    I do plan to rig up a battery backup. A UPS with boat battery comes to mind.
    That way, the smoke would not be an issue when we lose power.

    If I measured correctly, the center of the thimble pipe will be .25"
    higher than the center of the exhaust vent on the stove.
    The installer told me that he likes to have about .25" rise per foot of pipe.
    We will see how close I got it.

    After adding more bracing, I decided to lay the tile. (Picture attached)
    A buddy of mine will help me carry it upstairs when it is done.
    He has done a lot of carpentry work (Like built his house and garage) so
    I will trust him on this one.
    He has a tile saw which will help me fit the remaining pieces.

    Still have grouting to do.
    Do not look too close, you will probably find an alignment problem!!
     

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  20. pelletwood

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    That Explains everything, I was also wondering about the tall hearth.
    Looks good, I looked but did not see any alignment problem.
    Keep up the good work!!!
     
  21. lessoil

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    Tile is almost done.
    Trim is cut and stained. (1X6 Pine)
    Pad ended up being 5.5" high.
    Should be able to call the dealer this week and set up an install date!!
     

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