Shaking & Poking the TLC2000 Video

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Tue. Mar. 31, 2009 11:47 pm

cokehead wrote:Hey Mayor, Can you sweet talk your aunt or grandma into doing a video? It shouldn't take long. :D

Devil, When you pour the coal in the top, don't you get a lot of smoke in the room? Thanks your doing the video.
No smoke at all. All modern top loaders are designed so that the exhaust is being drawn up into the chimney (behind the load door) & not venting out of the load doors. (That's one reason for refreshing the fire. It will increase the draft & when you open the load doors (either front or top) the air will be sucked INTO the stove, not out. If you watch the video , you'll notice when I open the top load door the fire actually brightens with more oxygen. (think of your stove as being connected to a vacuum hose (chimney) which is constantly sucking air out of your stove. Most of the time, the only way it can get air is through the coal bed itself but if you open a load door, it now has an easier source of air to suck on than the coal bed so it'll pull air into the stove through there. If your vacuum hose (chimney) is sucking too hard, you'll have too much air being pulled out of your stove & thus a barometric damper helps to relieve that suction by giving the chimney & easier source of room air to pull on)
Of course, you don't want to leave any load door open too long or it will kill your draft (less air being pulled through the coal bed- reducing heat going up the chimney -reducing draft) & could allow smoke & CO into your house once the draft is weakened. Load doors are usually closed in a pretty short order.
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 1:01 am

Great job on the vid Devil !! maybe HAAAAAAAmin might like it? :)
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 7:15 am

coalkirk wrote:One of the neatest things about having friends on the web is wondering what they look like. I know when I went to the last two coal nerds fests, it was interesting to say the least. You get a picture in your head as to what someone looks like and its never accurate
Actually, I don't think I look much different now than when I was in DEA :P (this pic is circa 1975) with the exception now of possibly needing to wear a "Bro" :lol:
My daughter (stephanie) in this pic is the one that helped me with the video & she's got a new TLC2000 this year. She was 3 yrs old at the time. (now 36)
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 8:51 am

Hey, I think I bought some weed from that guy in 1975! :shock: Time flies doesn't it? My oldest will be 27 this summer. Heck, I only feel about 27. Ok, some days I feel more like 72. :(
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 8:56 am

Devil505 wrote:
Razzler wrote:Nice video Devil! I really liked the closing statement... :lol: :rofl: toothy
No way could I do a whole video & NOT at least mention my hero! :lol:
But you failed to mention my "HEROES": Kennedy (Ted "the swimmer"), Kerry (decorated turncoat), Klinton (playboy president)

Bob :sick:

OH !! I almost forgot...Your stove production was well done and the lighting in the GYM is much more flattering than yours at home.

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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 9:01 am

Dick, like me in 1975 you had 6 pack abs. Now in 2009, we've got 12 pack abs. :lol:
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 10:03 am

Devil505 wrote:Here it is....
Devil,
Very nice video !!!!!!! :D Does this mean we can expect others to follow ?? Like spring cleanup of your stove and stove pipes etc. :lol:

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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 11:22 am

Jack Magnum wrote:
Devil505 wrote:Here it is....
Devil,
Very nice video !!!!!!! :D Does this mean we can expect others to follow ?? Like spring cleanup of your stove and stove pipes etc. :lol:
Hmmmm :gee:

Hadn't thought of a Spring cleanup video Jack as I don't do all that much except cleanout the ash, dismantle the stove pipes, dump out any fly ash & seal the thimble hole for the summer. Not much of interest to video.
I was planning on doing a "Lighting a hand fired coal fire" next Fall however. I think between lighting a stove & shaking down, that just about covers most problem areas that people post about.

I'm always open to suggestions though & it was fun to do! (that video also scared the Hell out of me to get back into shape!! :sick: :fear: ......& I'm also going to let the hair that now grows readily... in my ears...grow long & see if I can do a "Comb-Over" with it!) :mad: :rimshot:
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 3:21 pm

Devil505 wrote:
Jack Magnum wrote:Devil,
Very nice video !!!!!!! :D Does this mean we can expect others to follow ?? Like spring cleanup of your stove and stove pipes etc. :lol:
Hmmmm :gee:

Hadn't thought of a Spring cleanup video Jack as I don't do all that much except cleanout the ash, dismantle the stove pipes, dump out any fly ash & seal the thimble hole for the summer. Not much of interest to video.
I was planning on doing a "Lighting a hand fired coal fire" next Fall however. I think between lighting a stove & shaking down, that just about covers most problem areas that people post about.

I'm always open to suggestions though & it was fun to do! (that video also scared the Hell out of me to get back into shape!! :sick: :fear: ......& I'm also going to let the hair that now grows readily... in my ears...grow long & see if I can do a "Comb-Over" with it!) :mad: :rimshot:
Gee then for sure you wont be able to hear the sound of reason during those discussions on.... ( that touchy topic)!! :D Hey I have a new Rebox X-5 treadmill if ya need?? :P
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 3:53 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:Hey I have a new Rebox X-5 treadmill if ya need?? :P
Hey.....I belong to a gym & go every day!! (you don't think you just wake up looking like I do....Do You??? :mad:) .......You have to work t it!! :verycool: :devil: :funny:
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 4:57 pm

Devil505 wrote:
Jack Magnum wrote:Devil,
Very nice video !!!!!!! :D Does this mean we can expect others to follow ?? Like spring cleanup of your stove and stove pipes etc. :lol:
Hmmmm :gee:

Hadn't thought of a Spring cleanup video Jack as I don't do all that much except cleanout the ash, dismantle the stove pipes, dump out any fly ash & seal the thimble hole for the summer. Not much of interest to video.
I was planning on doing a "Lighting a hand fired coal fire" next Fall however. I think between lighting a stove & shaking down, that just about covers most problem areas that people post about.

I'm always open to suggestions though & it was fun to do! (that video also scared the Hell out of me to get back into shape!! :sick: :fear: ......& I'm also going to let the hair that now grows readily... in my ears...grow long & see if I can do a "Comb-Over" with it!) :mad: :rimshot:
Seriously, I want to thank you along with the others on this forum for patience shown me with my dumb questions about coal burning , stove pipe etc. I appreciated the help getting started with a fire and keeping me going thru the season with tending ,shaking down and poking my fire. I am truly grateful to all. A special thanks to you Devil for the tips and improvements on a stove make and model we both share.
Jack

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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 6:49 pm

Quite welcome Jack!..Glad it worked out for you! :clap: :devil:
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 9:52 pm

Dev, you cracked me up at the end!

Good vid...for both the educational and entertainment value!

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Post Thu. Apr. 02, 2009 7:59 am

mikeandgerry wrote:Dev, you cracked me up at the end!

Good vid...for both the educational and entertainment value!
Thanks Mike....Couldn't let a whole video go without slipping in a few words about my hero. :lol:
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Post Fri. Apr. 03, 2009 7:57 pm

Devil,

You are very brave and a terrific member of this community!!!!!!!!!!!!! This video is wonderful. It addresses most of what new coal burners need to know about this stove. In the beginning I used to count the number of times I shook the handle trying to use a standard amount to achieve more consistent results. Now I do it more on looks. However, there is no way I would leave the ash door open while shaking. somehow the ash flys out into the room if I do it that was. I guess each situation is different. I love the look of your brick!

When my dealer replaced my glass the service tech greased the TLC hinges and they have not ridden up or displaced since. This is now 7 weeks without a hinge pin out of place. I called the dealer today to ask what they used. It seems to at least help if not fix the problem. They will get back to me and I will let you know what they used.

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