Shaking & Poking the TLC2000 Video

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Devil505
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Post Fri. Apr. 03, 2009 8:08 pm

JLF53 wrote:Devil,

You are very brave and a terrific member of this community!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Jane :lol: (why brave?)
JLF53 wrote: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.
Tough to try standard techniques because the amount & consistency of ash is always different, requiring different amounts of shaking & poking each time.
JLF53 wrote: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.
If you let your fire really brighten up, the ash will pretty much be sucked back into the stove when you shake with the ash door open. (I've done it both ways.. (ash door open & door closed) & prefer to see the embers fall as it happens)

Sounds like you are happier with your stove now Jane?

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Post Fri. Apr. 03, 2009 8:19 pm

You are brave and generous to take time to film that valuable video. Nothing like seeing an expert manage their stove!

We think the TLC is fine for someone who has more time. I will be selling after I mid April. My husband wants to buy a stoker. It is more suited to our work schedule and house. Certainly this stove has saved us a lot of money this year. You were so kind and patient. The blower makes the heat distribute much better. However we still had the parlor and dining rooms closed off on the first floor. We even installed weather stripping around the interior doors to those rooms. The Upstairs kept at 65-70 depending on how close to zero the temperatures were. We always had the back bedroom closed and the third floor as well. Our house is just a sieve for cold air. We burned 4.5 tons of nut sized coal from December 9 until about 2 weeks from now. Only ran the gas boiler on Christmas eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day when we entertained. We had the house at a balmy 80 degrees for the holidays, with all rooms open and furnace supplementing the coal stove.

If it were not for this forum and its patient and kind members, like you, we would have been lost.

Edited for lousy typing

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Post Fri. Apr. 03, 2009 8:28 pm

Glad it saved you some money Jane. I won't try to talk you out of a stoker as long as you know that you'll need back-up power (if you lose main power) & you should see if a dealer has a stoker set up so you can hear the noise you will constantly have running the combustion fan.
Other than that, a stoker needs tending less often so maybe that will fit your needs better....Either way....Let us know how you're doing! :up: :devil:

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Post Fri. Apr. 03, 2009 8:47 pm

Devil505 wrote:Glad it saved you some money Jane. I won't try to talk you out of a stoker as long as you know that you'll need back-up power (if you lose main power) & you should see if a dealer has a stoker set up so you can hear the noise you will constantly have running the combustion fan.
Other than that, a stoker needs tending less often so maybe that will fit your needs better....Either way....Let us know how you're doing! :up: :devil:
Thanks for the advice. In 25 years of owning this house we never have lost power in the winter. it is in the warmer weather during thunder storms that we lose power. I went to the Leisure Line store last Saturday with my husband. We are very comfortable with the noise as there was a stoker running in the show room. It is quieter than the Harman blower. Jerry and Karen are great. We are going to order a new Pocono with 110,000 BTU's and a 200 lb hopper. It is better for us. We are installing it in the living room with a bottom vent into our bottom thimble in the flue. It will burn more efficiently than the top vent. It will also eliminate the 7' of vertical pipe in the room. I will post the Harman when we have stopped burning coal and have cleaned it thoroughly. It has new glass and extra glass and gasket. new from bars and fire brick. When I shut it down for the new glass installation, the grates were perfect. We have this in our living room so I have kept it as spotless as possible. Stove will come with 7' of Duravent vertical pipe and a double wall angle fitting with horizontal double wall pipe to the wall, about 2 feet., and baro damper. Stove has all brass upgrades including the door, grill and shelf trim. 5.5 years left on the Harman warranty.

I tried to upload a picture of my stove, but the picture size is too many pixels for the upload. There is probably some way to shrink it but I could not figure it out.

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Post Sun. Apr. 05, 2009 1:58 am

Very nice video. Perhaps there could be a place on the forum for videos to be permanently posted so they would be available for anyone to look and learn from them.

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Post Sun. Apr. 05, 2009 7:27 am

JLF53 wrote:. I will post the Harman when we have stopped burning coal and have cleaned it thoroughly. It has new glass and extra glass and gasket. new from bars and fire brick. When I shut it down for the new glass installation, the grates were perfect. We have this in our living room so I have kept it as spotless as possible. Stove will come with 7' of Duravent vertical pipe and a double wall angle fitting with horizontal double wall pipe to the wall, about 2 feet., and baro damper. Stove has all brass upgrades including the door, grill and shelf trim. 5.5 years left on the Harman warranty.
Should be a good find for someone in the market for a stove!
Good luck & keep us posted on how the LL is working out for you next year!

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Post Fri. Jan. 07, 2011 12:24 am

Will someone please post here again. Devil, I like your stove. I just joined this forum. I'm looking for a used coal stove. :help2:

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Post Fri. Jan. 07, 2011 12:31 am

SSSHHHH...
Thou must not mention 'his name' ;) ;) ;) ...
Devil is no longer on the forum...
But you can check out the wanted and for sale section of the forum...

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Post Fri. Jan. 07, 2011 2:44 am

There are other members on this forum that have the Harman TLC2000. When they see your post I'm sure they will chime in and give you the information you need.

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Post Sat. Dec. 03, 2011 9:39 am

`I have watched your video several times (thanks for it by the way) and wonder when I shake mine down I get a cloud of fine ash powder coming out with the door open. I noticed that you don't seem to have that problem. What am I doing wrong? This is my first season with it so still in the learning stage. I am getting a lot of dust in the house because of it. Thanks for you comments

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Post Sat. Dec. 03, 2011 9:50 am

what happened to devil? I see he isn't here any more

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Post Sat. Dec. 03, 2011 10:26 am

GaryFerg wrote:what happened to devil? I see he isn't here any more
Devil has left the building. :devil: :whistle: :chop: The forum has rules that must be followed. Failure to comply leads to bannishing. I believe there were also warnings that were also unheeded.

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Post Sat. Mar. 16, 2013 2:38 pm

NICE VIDEO,ARE THOSE STOVES STIIL IN PRODUCTION AND TO WHAT SIZE COMPARISON,AND BTU ,FUEL CAPACITY ETC DOES THIS STOVE COMPARE TO A HITzer of the same size,thanx to all ,.....coalfan all r very helpful here love it !!!!

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Post Sat. Jan. 10, 2015 9:17 am

Although Devil505 is no longer on the forum, his video has made our recent foray into coal burning completely trouble-free! First lit on December 29th and have not "lost" the fire and have kept the temps in the downstairs living area between 71 and 77. Without a doubt, the guidance of this video and countless "hints" from other members on operations has made our jump into coal very pleasant.

Thank you folks!

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