How Do You Feel About a Thermostat Controlled Hand Fired?

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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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hand fed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut , stove
Other Heating: heat pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000
Location: Prince George, Va.

Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 2:29 pm

I am new to coal, love it even though it is a hassle to get in Rich. Va. Wood is for cavemen. I have a Harman tlc 2000, want to make it control the air. I ordered a exhaust heat riser coil bimetal spring. Like old car choke spring but bigger. I am planning to have that affixed to the ash door connected with a light chain/cable to the air slider. A light extension spring would hold a constant pressure in the opposite direction , failsafe air limiting. I do realise the ashdoor is a cold slow response area for the spring, but too easy not to try, will experiment.

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