treysgt wrote:Just purchased a Harman Mark 1 and was wondering about a few things:
1- When I bolted the inner door frame (which holds the glass) to the larger door frame with the provided 4 bolts it does not fit very snugly. I can see that the gasket around the piece of glass only fits over the sides, so some air must always seep into the fire chamber from the bottom and top edge of the glass, I expect by design. But the glass frame does not fit well against the door - seems pretty loose. Is this common?
2- I connected a T to the rear of the stove rather than a 90. Thought this might be a good idea because of ash buildup. But the blower blocks any hope of removing the T cap without having to take the whole pipe off anyway. If I flip the blower upside down it fits but I'm not sure if thats a real good plan. Any thoughts appreciated.
3- How much smoke/odor can I expect when I give it the first firing tomorrow?
I can't comment about the glass frame tightness against the door, mine was already assembled when I bought it. Maybe someone else would know. The glass only has gaskets on the sides, allowing a small amount if secondary air in, it keeps the glass clean.
The tee is a good idea, I had an elbow and had to move the stove to pull the pipe to clean it out. Another omission from the manual is the advice to use a tee, it said nothing about ash build-up at that spot. See the photo.
There will be lots of smoke when the stove gets hot for the first time. A fan in the nearest window is advisable.
It will all be worth it after the smoke clears!