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Today's project Harman Accentra Insert Rail Kit

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by glenc0322, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    I wanted to purchase the rail kit from harman but they wanted $500.00 (OUCH) so I decided to build one my self out of kindorf (unistrutt) that I had at work (electrician) I used 1 1/2 kindorf and 3/4 kindorf for the cross rails with 3/8 hardware and 4 kindorf knees. I know its a little over kil but the material and hardware was free. I originally built one out of wood but had a hard time sliding the stove on the 2x4's So this is what I made what do you think?

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  2. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Pretty slick, let's see the stove on it.
  3. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Will pull it next weekend to clean the vent pipe and post pictures to cold today wife was complaining that the house was under 70 lol when I use to keep the house at 64 before the stove was installed HOW SOON THEY FORGET
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    Always seem to forget when we do good, never forget when we Screw Up;ex;lol
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  5. 3650

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    yikes
  6. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    you dont Like my Rail Kit :(
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    Looks great. I would suggest maybe a set of legs in the middle of the rail to hold the weight. Just a thought. And felt pads on the legs and anywhere the rail touches a finished surface to save a scratch from a accidental hit of the rail from the movement of the stove in or out of the insert. I use wood and know how difficult it is to move. Nice work!
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  8. jimmieguns

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    nice job dude
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    I built mine out of 2x4's and it's worked fine for the past six years.
  10. Evan_J

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    Looks good. I too made one out of 2 x 4. This year I upgraded it with some carpet so the insert slides easier. Then I re-worked it to add some heavy duty caster so I can wheel it out of the way when cleaning the liner.
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  11. 3650

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    i overbuild everything. maybe its my phone pic but that doesnt look like it could bear the kind of loads youre asking of it. what is that you used? what gauge is it? doesnt an accentra weigh in excess of 400lbs? do you want to risk topling you $3000 stove? i hope it works for you,just scares me.
  12. glenc0322

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    I have no doubt that it can handle the weight I do not have the spec sheet in front of me but it is 12 Gauge, Length 10 Ft., Width 1 1/2 In., Depth 1 1/2 In., Material of Construction Steel. Ill look for the spec sheet online
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    X3. Let us know how it works for you. I would stand clear the first time. What is the distance from the stone it is setting on to the legs?
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    I made it so the stove will pull out 3 feet so I can have around 2 feet of working space behind the stove to get to the vent pipe. I use this material all the time at work and the weight is not a problem but adding a center brace will take me all of 2 minutes so I will add it just to make sure they also make an angle bracket that I can add to the side but then it would look like a plane lol Ill let you guys know how it works out on sunday when I clean the stove and of course ill take pictures
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    I found the spec sheet on the Kindorf(unistrut) I used the P1000 the length 36 inches and rated for 1130 lbs. per piece
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    I'm a pipefitter and I use Unistrut all the time to hang pipe I will have to steal that invention when I get an insert .Thats a great idea.
  18. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks think I am going to patent it lol
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    that's definitely smaller than the stuff that I use looks like Electricians unistrut.metal on metal should slide right out
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    That thing looks awesome. How much would that material cost me?
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    don't know what the cost is but I know that stuff is all over the job sitesfor the 5 finger discount
  22. glenc0322

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    around $70-$80 dollars you would need 2 10 foot sticks of unistrutt at $20 each 4 kindorf knees @ $3.00 each a dozen spring nuts washers and bolts around $15-$20 dollars. rough estimate you can get everything at home depot or lowes. Its alot cheaper to make it out of 2X4's but fr me it was hard to slide it out If you want the dimensions that I used let me know. And if you want to see the stove on the rails wait until Sunday
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    When I pull my insert I use a couple of pieces pipe underneath to roll it out.It I'm sure any pipe or conduit would do.
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    Uni strut is handy stuff. Nice job.
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  25. Rob Kav

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    Nice Job ! It looks well thought out and saved 500 bucks to boot ! Years ago a friend of a frend asked for a support for his scale so he could know exactly the hanging weight of all the deer taken at his camp.A rather demanding person he wanted HEAVY DUTY !For free of course.We had some scrap half inch steel .I got the ok and made the man his bracket.It is still on the floor in his garage to the best of my knowledge!
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