New Stove User

New Stove User

PostBy: Swamper On: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:09 am

I just found this board and have learned a lot already. Thanks to all for the great information. I just bought a Harman TLC2000 wood/coal stove to heat my log home. I got lucky and found one on display at my local dealer. He had some other models but all with sold tags on them. I'm replacing a Vermont Casting wood stove that has served me well but I'm not home enough to keep it fired all day. At $4.50 a gallon for fuel oil, It was a no-brainer. I wondered if anyone has had any experience with the TLC2000. I can cut my own firewood so I'd like to burn wood when the weather isn't too cold - we live in Western New York State - and coal for the rest of the heating season.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC2000

Re: New Stove User

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:51 am

Devil... he has the same stove.

I am a former wood burner...once you get the hang of running the coal stove...you will not want to burn wood except in bonfires on the beach/lake/woods.
Easy 12 hour burn times, no creosote, bugs, splitting and drying of wood.
A coal stove is very controllable and the heat is gentler. You will soon forget about wood for heating your house...even in the warmer months.
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Re: New Stove User

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:12 am

Welcome Swamper. There are a few of us here that have (& love) the Harman TLC 2000. There are a few threads specifically devoted to it, as well. Here is one & there are others. Harman TLC-2000 questions, comments, ramblings
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them, preferably in an open thread so all can see/respond.
(for the most part, the generic hand fired threads will also contain most of he info you'll need as well....The big difference with any Harman is their unique shaker grate system which takes a little practice to master...
It fully opens wide to allow for dumping your ashes when cleaning out but also can let you accidentally dump your fire when normally shaking down if you push/pull the shaker handle to far. Short, jerky strokes is the key)
Last edited by Devil505 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:07 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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Re: New Stove User

PostBy: Mantis On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:47 am

From what I've read, we're going to enjoy our new stoves. I'm in the process of building my chimney and hearth as of late. Cant wait for cold weather 8-)
Mantis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC2000

Re: New Stove User

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:34 am

Mantis wrote:From what I've read, we're going to enjoy our new stoves. I'm in the process of building my chimney and hearth as of late. Cant wait for cold weather 8-)


A couple of more months! (I gotta replace my wall thimble this year so I have a bit of work to do also)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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