TLC 2000

TLC 2000

PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:26 pm

I bought this stove on Oct.24,06.It replaced an old Temp Coal II stove I've had since the early 70's which was a good stove, but this new Harmon is not just a great looking stove, but a stove that allows you to really fine tune your burn.

As you probably know the weather has been really warm for this time of year here in the NE. Today was 70 out and I can still burn with ease. I don't have to mess with secondary air. Just primary. I run it half full and open one notch on the primary. I use nut coal and my pipe temperature is between 110 and 120.

I started this baby up on Oct.25,06 and it has been running ever since. I have burned 8 bags since I started until today. Needless to say I am very happy with this stove.

I do wish it get a little colder. I have the stove in my basement rec room with a walk out onto an outside porch so I can leave the doors and windows open. I just don't want to shut it down and restart.

I don't know what the burn rate will be when it gets cold but so far it has been great.

I just thought I would share this.

Regards, Ray
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: bugize On: Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:11 am

:shock: hey Ray,i replied to another post you did.on my tlc if i leave the hand damper open...and the primary draft on even the second notch to the right i wont get much heat from it...but have had alot of rain here too...this may effect it :shock:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark3

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:59 pm

bugize wrote::shock: hey Ray,i replied to another post you did.on my tlc if i leave the hand damper open...and the primary draft on even the second notch to the right i wont get much heat from it...but have had alot of rain here too...this may effect it :shock:


I replied in your other post. Warm damp air is heavy to move around. Conditions change. I have been trying to keep mine running and not throw to much heat. The warm weather doesn't help. Last night was around 40 here and tonight should be even cooler.
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PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:49 am

This is how I make sure I have a good air supply. I took a 1/2 inch off the bottom of my door to the outside porch and I leave the storm door open. My house is very tight and I haven't had a problem burning coal doing this since the early 70's. This is my second coal stove. Both hand fired.

Regards, Ray
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:00 am

Well it got down to 12 here last night and it was 72 in the house. It was 69 down near the bedrooms end of the house. Just one duct fan going in the living room and the cellar door open.

My stack temp is at 175 and the stove temp on top is 200. Blower is running at about 1/2 speed or a little higher.

So far I'm happy with this stove.

Regards, Ray
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: greg white On: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:53 am

I have the wood burning only version of this stove in my front room,it is the 3rd stove to have this privilge,mine is top loading,yours are too?if it is could post a pic. with top open for my friend who can't believe coal stoves can be top fed?
My coal burner is in my shop(seperate building),it is a Harman SF150,Harman should sent me a check(or at least a dam hat)I cannot say enough nice things about my stoves,good luck.thanks for sharing. :)
GW
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PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:49 am

Here ya go greg. I just loaded the stove up. It doesn't look like its burning because of the flash, but trust me it is.

(edit)The second picture is about three hours later.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:38 pm

I too love my TLC 2000 but find the best way to load it is with a shovel through the door. I find I hva e little control over where the coal ends up if I try to dump it in through the top load door. (I always get a few chunks of coal lodged between the front grates & the glass window)
Anyone else have better luck top loading the TLC2000?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:47 pm

Hi Devil5052

I bought mine because it was a top loader, but now I load it through the door because I can do it while sitting in a chair. I can put the coal exactly where I want it.
I haven't put any heat on in my house yet. Looks like I won't start my stove until November as long as this nice weather holds up.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

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