First fire in a new stove

First fire in a new stove

PostBy: Swamper On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:35 pm

Well, it's a great day in western New York. I fired my new TLC-2000 up for the first time last night. It's been running now for about 30 hours keeping my house toasty warm. The fire never went out, I didn't blow it up or over heat it, and I've learned to shake it down and reload with no problems. To top it all off, my oil burner hasn't kicked on for two days! And I owe it all to the folks on this forum.

I spent a ton of time reading everything I could about how to start a fire, reload, shake down, which coal to buy and for how much, and lots more. It was worth every minute. I certainly couldn't have done it just reading the manual. Thanks, everybody. You guys are great.
Swamper
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC2000

Re: First fire in a new stove

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:38 pm

Congrats & enjoy. You will probably find yourself in the same boat as the rest of us & will look forward to the cold weather from now on! I hope you posted a pic of your setup!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: First fire in a new stove

PostBy: siblay On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:51 pm

Ahh yes. It's a beautiful thing this coal burning. It's in the mid 30's outside here in central Mass. and my house is a warm and fuzzy 74. If only I had a local Wegmans I grab a pack of white hots, a loaf of salt rising bread and life would be perfect!
Go Bills!
siblay
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Markl

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