How do I remove the decorative tile from my Harman P61-2 ash removal door for painting

SciGuy Posted By SciGuy, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:47 AM

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    I'm finally getting around to painting my Harman P61-2 and would like to remove the decorative tile from the front of the ash removal door but find myself perplexed as to how it's attached. This is not one of the "inset" style tiles that I see on more recent stove, rather its somehow held to the flat surface of the door. My interweb searching has proved ineffective so far so I going to rely on your collect experience for a quick reply from the best source I know;)

    Thanks for any informed replies.

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    Aren't there nuts on the back side?
     
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    Sadly no:( The inside is flat and nutless.
     
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    OK, I believe it's held in with spring clips on the side.
    Wedge a small slotted screwdriver, with the blade
    protected by duct tape, under one edge & lift.
     
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    if the above posts don't work,
    just do a masking tape of it to cover while you paint the stove.
     
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    Success,

    It wasn't that bad once I saw how the frame was held together. The brass frame is held together with a sort of
    L-extrusion at each corner. These fit into the 4 frame sides rather tightly but can be coaxed apart by alternating pressure back and forth for one particular frame element. I tackled the right hand side member and once it was free the tile could be slid out and the rest of the frame removed.

    Opening tile frame.jpg Tile Holder P61-2.jpg

    Now I can do a much more thorough job making the old gal look as she should:)

    Thanks for the help.

    Hugh
     

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