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Posted By Eeps24,
Oct 8, 2015 at 6:10 PM
Are the rails worth it or is it easy enough to move the stove to clean behind it?
It has rails. The question is are the stands worth it... ? Do a search on this website and you will find owners that built their own of wood or metal. To purchase from Harman, the stands are about $275. Either way, I can't imagine cleaning behind the stove without the stand.
I made my own with 1-1/2" flat bar as rail extenders, used wood 2x4's cut to height for my hearth. Spent $20.00 on parts and is very strong.
I'm not that handy :-( but rails are worth it correct?
Would not attempt it without, especially from a safety perspective. Mine sits on a raised hearth and they are not light.
This guy made his own
My Hearth is floor level no stand's needed!!
My Hearth is floor level, no stand needed
What would be the easiest system with a floor-level hearth? The technician that last visited simply used a 2x4 in the middle of the stove body and lugged the stove down the rails and onto the 2x4. What about several pieces of PVC pipe court to he same length and being the right outside diameter to have the stove roll out off the frame?
I would not use PVC pipe it would probably be crushed by the weight. I would use black pipe that they use for gas lines instead
Makes sense. The image I have is placing the pipes close to each other across the front and just have the stove roll onto them. Didn't know if anyone has tried something along these lines.
Just to confirm,.... The rails r worth it correct? Must have?
Rolling it on pipes is a good idea. I have to think about how I could set this up with my insert. Right now I use 2x4s screwed together to make an "L" as supports to slide the stove out on.The 2x4s fit perfectly in the slots on the bottom of my stove. I've also used a small car hydraulic scissor jack to support and tweak the height of the stove. The tweaking of the height makes it a lot easier to slide it. I don't know if it is a pain for everyone with an insert to slide the stove out and back in again but it is for me. If the Harman official product makes it easier then it might be worth it assuming a similar things couldn't be more economically fabricated. Unless the cost was not a consideration, of course.
I use a couple or three five gallon buckets. Exactly the right height! Work fine.
Made a small rectangular box with two 2x4s on top. 1/4 masonite on top of the 2x4s puts it right under the stove rails. Slides real nice on the hardboard.
Pics? I'd be interested in trying something like that if rollers aren't feasible.
Just got my harman yesterday
1. Rails are soooo worth the money
2. Did I mention sooo worth the money.
3.so far I'm loving this unit .. You can cook a cow in this thing.
I made my own using a couple pieces of square tubing - salvaged from an old bike rack - on each of which I mounted 3 roller bearings. I position these on the hearth with the other end supported on some wood blocking. My stove almosts rolls out by itself.
Do you get the newer style? Does it make a pop sound when heating up?
I guess it's the newer style.. Not sure how the old looked. No popping sounds.. Although it makes this sound and I really can't explain it (during the use) kinda like a motor sound vibrating (low) maybe it's the motor moving the pellets?
I believe that's the only time I hear it, but other than that no popping sounds.
Simply elegant. I have to try this.
I bought the rail kit when I purchased the stove. Well worth it as I have a raised hearth. If your handy you can make one. Got mine for $199 with stove, if I waited and bought later the price was another $75. You will need something.
I paid $300 for my racks :-( but worth to have