Thanks to the forum... Blue Flame question as well

Thanks to the forum... Blue Flame question as well

PostBy: Angelo On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:05 pm

I'm burning my new Harman TLC 2000 for 3 days nonstop, and we've had cold nights here in New Jersey. Thanks again to everyone for the help so far. =D This stove is great. :)

I have one more question though. After getting coal to the top of the bricks, as soon as I see Blue Flames, can I shut down my air intake? Or, should I wait until coal is glowing?
Angelo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

Re: Thanks to the forum... Blue Flame question as well

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:20 pm

Angelo wrote:I'm burning my new Harman TLC 2000 for 3 days nonstop, and we've had cold nights here in New Jersey. Thanks again to everyone for the help so far. =D This stove is great. :)

I have one more question though. After getting coal to the top of the bricks, as soon as I see Blue Flames, can I shut down my air intake? Or, should I wait until coal is glowing?



Welcome Angelo. I also have the TLC2000 & like it allot!
I close the ash door when the stove temp has reached the level I want & is increasing. The slide control is very easy to use & most of the time I have it less than 1/2 way open. Only experience will help though. Look through the TLC2000 thread I attached & don't hesitate to ask questions. Jack Magnum also is burning a new TLC2000 & he may have some tips too!

Make sure you have a stove thermometer & at least 2 CO detectors.

Here are a few threads you may find helpfull:
Shaking Down/Reloading A Mature Fire
Harman TLC-2000 questions, comments, ramblings
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Thanks to the forum... Blue Flame question as well

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:36 pm

Angelo wrote:as soon as I see Blue Flames, can I shut down my air intake?

I have a different Harman, but: I find the stove temp drops a lot when I add a new load of coal. If I close the air down as soon as I see blue flames, it takes a long time for the stove temp to come back up to where I want it, and the room cools off during that time. So I generally give it lot of air for awhile, with very vigorous blue flames, until it get somewhat above my target temperature. Usually by then I can see red coals, not on top, but within a couple inches of the top. Then I shut down the air intake to where I want it. Sometimes I shut down too early and have to repeat the process.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

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