Neighbor and Coal Stove

Neighbor and Coal Stove

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue. Nov. 11, 2008 11:23 pm

My neighbor has been burning wood for years , and is now going to try coal. They bought a TLC 2000. Said they can't seem to get a good coal fire going. So for now , they have been sticking to wood. I'll be going over to give some pointers/advice on burning coal. My stoves are HITZER's. I'm not familiar with the TLC 2000. I've been reading other TLC 2000 post , trying to gather information before going over. Any specific pointers I should know about this stove? Also , I read on another post that the door handle turns to the right for tighter gasket seal. Got to thinking.....that's good for burning coal. But , how about turning it to the left some , creating a loose seal for burning wood? Just a thought. What do you think? Any other TLC 2000 tips out there? Thanks Guy/Gals
oliver power
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Re: Neighbor and Coal Stove

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed. Nov. 12, 2008 10:55 am

Make sure the vents on both sides are in the down position as far as they can go for burning coal. Make sure all gaskets seal good on all 3 doors.Other than that treat it as you would any coal stove. Maybe its just a draft problem or the learning curve for coal. Ex wood burners usually treat coal like their burning wood.
After loading I usually crack open the glass door for a little extra air to prevent blow back till I get the blue ladys.
If your loading from the top make sure its kept free from debris and fines or it will not seal properly.
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