Harman P38 to P43 conversion

rickwai Posted By rickwai, Dec 3, 2017 at 9:16 AM

  1. rickwai

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    I just converted the old P38 to a P43. It did not take as much time as I expected! What a difference! It is my basement stove. Holds temp perfect and seems to be using much less fuel!
     
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  2. gfreek

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    So you used a board from a P43 and added an igniter ? Is that all??
     
  3. corkman

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    What did it cost you in parts and how long did it take. Friend of mine was gifted an older p38 and we just talked about the upgrade
     
  4. rickwai

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    I dont have a cost of parts yet. I have not paid for them yet. I will post a picture of invoice that will list all part numbers needed. It took about 3 hrs. Requires a burn pot, flame guide, igniter, cradle, circuit board, circuit board plate, wiring harness, room sensing probe receptacle for room sensing probe. conversion was not very hard. Took about 3 hrs. (I have been a Harman service tech for 10 yrs). Nothing hard about it . Had to use snips to open the hole up for new circuit board and trim the 90 deg. lip off the new board plate and flush mount it.
     
  5. Tonyray

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    my question is, if the p38 bunpot hasn't changed, how do u get more heat from same sized pot?
    duh.. never mind... just read your parts list 2nd time..

    hey.. since we have u here on the hook,
    what is your take on pellets that contain lots of fines..
    assuming you keep the fines compartment vacuumed regularly, P61A,
    do they cause any harm to the auger? i know they will burn up but,,,,,
    [sorry to toss in a free service question ]..;em
     
  6. rickwai

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    The p38 is actually a 43k btu rating on "turbo ".
    I have seen pellets with a bunch of fines bind up a auger on a pf100 and ruin the auger motor. I avoid pellets with excess fines to avoid problems.
     

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