Question on TLC 2000 ash door ?

Question on TLC 2000 ash door ?

PostBy: Jack Magnum On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:12 pm

I was wondering what kind of gap width measurement is normal between the ash door and stove body when the ash door is closed and latched locked ? I have about 1/8'' when closed.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Question on TLC 2000 ash door ?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:17 pm

I'd have to check mine Jack but I don't think that gap is critical. The only thing that matters is how well the ash door's rope gasket seats against the stove body, not the outer edges of the door. (there is no adjustment to tighten the seating of the ash door, beyond just replacing a warn rope gasket)
Try pushing on the door when latched....There should be no slack.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Question on TLC 2000 ash door ?

PostBy: Jack Magnum On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:20 am

Devil505 wrote:I'd have to check mine Jack but I don't think that gap is critical. The only thing that matters is how well the rope gasket seats against the stove body, not the outer edges of the door. (there is no adjustment to tighten the seating of the ash door, beyond just replacing a warn rope gasket)
Try pushing on the door when latched....There should be no slack.
Yeah I've tried to close it more but no go. I figured as long as I can't smell anything it should be O.K. right ? Anyway, I noticed another thing about my stove. I've been using bagged Jeddo coal nut size. Today I opened a couple of bags that were smaller in size and I really didn't like the smaller size. Seemed like they don't allow the air to filtrate thru as well as the larger stuff.
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Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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Re: Question on TLC 2000 ash door ?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:29 am

Jack Magnum wrote:Yeah I've tried to close it more but no go. I figured as long as I can't smell anything it should be O.K. right ?


Are you having a stove problem Jack? If your ash door isn't closing tight all that will happen is your fire will be getting more air than you want. You won't smell anything because all air will be sucked into your ash door, not out. (A loose ash door will just mean your ash door slider control will be almost closed (left) more than normal.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Question on TLC 2000 ash door ?

PostBy: Jack Magnum On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:04 pm

Devil505 wrote:
Jack Magnum wrote:Yeah I've tried to close it more but no go. I figured as long as I can't smell anything it should be O.K. right ?


Are you having a stove problem Jack? If your ash door isn't closing tight all that will happen is your fire will be getting more air than you want. You won't smell anything because all air will be sucked into your ash door, not out. (A loose ash door will just mean your ash door slider control will be almost closed (left) more than normal.
No, I don't think I have a problem just have noticed a gap that's all. I didn't know if it was the result of shoddy work or what. I am still running between 2-3 lines on the draft control. That usually gives me 175-210 temp most days.
Jack Magnum
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Question on TLC 2000 ash door ?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:58 pm

Jack Magnum wrote:No, I don't think I have a problem just have noticed a gap that's all. I didn't know if it was the result of shoddy work or what. I am still running between 2-3 lines on the draft control. That usually gives me 175-210 temp most days.


It's not shoddy workmanship Jack...No stove is built like a Swiss watch & tolerances are not that critical. ;)
Like I said, the only important thing is to make sure the rope gasket seats firmly & any ash door leaks will just allow more room air INTO the stove, not out. With draw from you chimney, the entire stove is in vacuum & wants to suck air into it, not out.
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Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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