Stopped by my local Harman dealer last week and ordered the following so I could finish the stove:
- Stoker gasket
- Grate Holder Gasket
- Main Door Gasket
- Ash Door Gasket
- Glass Gasket
- Cleanout Handle (had to take a bolt cutter to the original )
- Ash Pan (so I have 2...easier to just swap the full one with an empty one)
The total for the 8 parts came to $123.36. Not bad... I got a quote on the grates and they were $33,74 for the pair so I ordered those too. My grates are OK but I figured for $35 I'd just keep an extra set around.
Next I stopped by my local hardware store... a REAL hardware store not a big box retailer... complete with a crotchety old guy who can get you the exact item you need and explain why you don't want it. I got replacements for just about every piece of hardware. Almost all of it grade 8. A couple of dozen bolts, washers, nuts... came to under $10. The sales guy spent 15 minutes with me to get it all together. $15 minutes for a $10 sale. There's an old time shopping experience. Needless to say.. I'm at this place a LOT.
Given how inexpensive the grade 8 hardware is... It makes me wonder why Harman uses the crummy stuff (most of the hardware I pulled off the Harman was grade 5 but a lot of it was just junk).
Soon as my parts come in I assemble and fire her up outside to cure the paint... then move to the stove onto the hearth... which is undergoing a modification (I am now starting the next phase of the project).. I will be installing my convection (and probably combustion) blower in the basement. The return will be ducted to the living room at the opposite side of the house (my stove is in the family room). So the airflow path
register (living room) -> duct (basement) -> blower (basement) -> duct (basement to stove) -> stove (family room)
Idea is to set up a convection through the house and distribute the warm air.