Yeah, sorry...the shop ordered the wrong hopper size so we need to come back after New Years.

smwilliamson Posted By smwilliamson, Dec 22, 2011 at 12:35 AM

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  1. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson
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    Not on my watch...

    Harman P35i 23.5 to 19.5 hopper conversion..

    First, mark the height

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    Then, cut out the shape. MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE THE HOPPER LID SWITCH CORD BEFORE CUTTING!!!!! Notice that I have my vacuum running at the base of the hopper.

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    Remove the side walls and flip the shape up-side-down. I Cut off the 90° fold tabs.

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    Seam tape the hopper closed and re-install the hopper lid switch cord.

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  2. smwilliamson

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    Bump... pictures are up.
     
  3. BradH70

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    What was the reason for doing this?
     
  4. smwilliamson

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    The opening of the fireplace was only 20" high but they ordered the 24" hopper.
     
  5. SmokeyTheBear

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    You better be careful Scott, our resident tin knocker will worry about his retirement plans.
     
  6. BradH70

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    That is what I suspected. Nice tin work by the way.
     
  7. smwilliamson

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    Thanks. Seriously...took me ten minutes.
     
  8. smoke show

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    Any liability concerns with this modification?
     
  9. smwilliamson

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    Sure. If it done wrong and air leaks into the hopper you could have a hopper fire. From a warranty aspect....I would imagine i just nulled it. Given that i will be the tech to service this thing, should there be a problem I will take the responsibilty....but I know what Im doing, so realisticly, there will be no problem. The hopper is more air tight now than before.
     
  10. slangtruth

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    Can't you just replace it when the official Harman part comes in?
     
  11. smwilliamson

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    The official harman part is another stove with the right size hopper. Its not just a plug and play exchange. The entire hopper is riveted and glued. Besides....the guy waited a while already and he wanted to to get it in. Cutting the hopper down was one suggestion i have him...first being that weneeded to come back with another stove.
     
  12. tjnamtiw

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    Very resourceful! Many installers would just say 'Sorry'......
     
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