Any recommendations - hand fired coal/wood combo?

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Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC2000
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: electric heat pumps, propane fireplace

Post by Seagrave1963 » Tue. Apr. 13, 2021 7:21 pm

the duck wrote:
Tue. Apr. 13, 2021 10:13 am
Seagrave1963 Thanks for the details, really good to know.
Would you be willing to post the profile picture of your TLC2000 a bit larger? Just wanted to get a look at the set-up and arrangement of it.
I still have to speak with a local chimney guy before I make any decision. Apparently my flue/chimney combination is not very conducive to changing into higher heat coal stoves, wood burners etc. My fireplace is great to look at, but is zero sum when it comes to generating heat...
Thanks again!
Here ya go Duck


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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95, Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: US stove 6041 pellet

Post by Spacecadet » Sat. Apr. 24, 2021 10:06 am

Unfortunately the steel chimney won’t last with a coal stove. From my readings here I believe most get 3-8 years with an average of 5 years with an stainless chimney. You said you’ll have 2 college funds to pay for in a dozen years or so. That would suggest to me that you may go through 3 steel chimneys before your last college education payment.
I’m not big on doing things twice. 3 times. I would definitely say nope. Even if the brick chimney cost twice as much to install today, in the long run you’ll save big.

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