COAL STOVE COMPARISON

COAL STOVE COMPARISON

PostBy: Jeep On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:57 pm

As the heating season is comming to a close, I'm planning on retirement of my 22 year old Consolidated Dutchwest Box Heater with either a Hitzer 254(coal) or a Harman TLC 2000 coal stove. Could anyone give me some input experience as to the pros and/or cons of each? They both appear to be well made in the USA. I will be burning nothing but hard coal.
Jeep
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Con Dutchwest Box Heater

Re: COAL STOVE COMPARISON

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:30 pm

Take a look at the thread "What stove is best for me?' I got a lot of good advise and input that is relevant to your question. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: COAL STOVE COMPARISON

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:14 am

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

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Re: COAL STOVE COMPARISON

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:29 am

Jeep wrote:As the heating season is comming to a close, I'm planning on retirement of my 22 year old Consolidated Dutchwest Box Heater with either a Hitzer 254(coal) or a Harman TLC 2000 coal stove. Could anyone give me some input experience as to the pros and/or cons of each? They both appear to be well made in the USA. I will be burning nothing but hard coal.


This is my 3rd season burning a Harman TLC 2000 & it is the best of the three coal stoves I have used in almost 30 years of coal heating. It is solidly made, has a huge ash pan, is easily controlable even at low temps, has a shaker mechanism that allows for easy dumping/cleanout , has a double wall construction that allows for closer installations, & is even good looking!
My only complaints would be:
1. Harman's policy of having to contact a local dealer with any problems, questions, etc. (Harman does not even provide an email address to contact them directly, I dont think)
2. Top loading the TLC-2000...I have found that trying to top load the stove sends coal everywhere except where I want it! (I may just have never learned that technique correctly but I find that loading it through the window door is much easier)
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: COAL STOVE COMPARISON

PostBy: Dallas On: Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:51 am

Devil5052 wrote: My only complaint would be about Harman's policy of having to contact a local dealer with any problems, questions, etc. (Harman does not even provide an email address to contact them directly, I dont think)


Devil, Based on my experiences with my front loader and the coal dust, referenced in my "Clean Up" post .. It's time for me to "Clean up my act"! , isn't there quite a lot of coal dust flying around when loading a top loader?
Dallas
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35

Re: COAL STOVE COMPARISON

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:35 pm

Dallas wrote:
Devil5052 wrote: My only complaint would be about Harman's policy of having to contact a local dealer with any problems, questions, etc. (Harman does not even provide an email address to contact them directly, I dont think)


Devil, Based on my experiences with my front loader and the coal dust, referenced in my "Clean Up" post .. It's time for me to "Clean up my act"! , isn't there quite a lot of coal dust flying around when loading a top loader?


Could very well be but I've only tried it a few times due to lack of control anyway.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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