I spoke with some of the old shop guys out at Hitzer & they told me that they didn't use anything damper wise--the only reason I put my manual in was that we are on top of a hill & even w/ the wood stove I had back puffing on real windy days--w/ the hitzer I keep my manual closed about 1/4,it seems to keep more heat in the house--I've said this before the stoves like a good woman--find out what makes her happy & go w/ it--I have a Hitzer 50-93 hand fed & other then name,probably isn't much different then yours operation wise---Seeeeee ya-----just keep it safe!!!
Bigbird48 wrote:I'm A newbie to coal also, but burned wood for about 20 yrs. Always had a MPD on the wood stove. Then I went to a pellet stove for the past 2 years, hated it, never heated good, always had trouble with jammed augers, and mech. problems just got rid of it and installed a Harman TLC 2000 hand fired stove. Because I pulled the pellet stove out in the morning , ran to the stove store and brought it home and put it in kinda quick, I never even thought about a damper, so it has nothing. I seem to be able to control it fairly well with just the slide air control on the ash pan. My house stays between 66 and 72, when it drops some I open the air a little and it goes back up to 70, its like 66 in the morning as I shut it down a little at night. Outside temps avg around 15 f at night and 25 to 30 f daytime. My stack temp is around 250 a foot up the pipe from stove and the stove stays around 400 avg. We have a lot of wind and this doesn't seem to affect it much at all. I burn about 30#s a day. Does anyone think I'll do better if I install a MPD or a Baro?