WIcoal wrote:If you have a proper draft... . Does the TLC 2000 use a Baro Damper?
I think most people benefit from a Baro Damper, regardless of their stove.(has more to do with your chimney than stove)
WIcoal wrote:Visible smoke... . When you burn properly dried wood, after the initial warm up; can you see any visible smoke exiting the top of the chimney? Not steam, smoke?
I burn very little wood but all the wood I've ever burned has smoked.
WIcoal wrote:I know coal emissions are more acidic than wood and less than corn. Do coal emissions; damage 24 gauge black steel stove pipe or Stainless Steel (for wood) stove pipe? My chimney liner is 8" straight S.S. pipe with a S.S. cap on top.
SS less than 24 gauge steel but I think, over time , coal emissions will damage any metal. (that's why I always recommend masonry chimneys, which are permanent) Interior black steel stove exhaust pipes need replacing roughly every 2 years, in my case.