How do you feel about a thermostat controlled hand fired?

Re: How do you feel about a thermostat controlled hand fired?

PostBy: turbine On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:29 pm

I am new to coal, love it even though it is a hassle to get in Rich. Va. Wood is for cavemen. I have a harman tlc 2000, want to make it control the air. I ordered a exhaust heat riser coil bimetal spring. Like old car choke spring but bigger. I am planning to have that affixed to the ash door connected with a light chain/cable to the air slider. A light extension spring would hold a constant pressure in the opposite direction , failsafe air limiting. I do realise the ashdoor is a cold slow response area for the spring, but too easy not to try, will experiment.
turbine
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hand fed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut , stove
Other Heating: heat pump, thermostat has fan only program also, distributes heat well.
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

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