Deereboy1 wrote:Thanks for the welcome to nepa forum. Heard a lot of great things from a coal freind who told me I should sign on. Lots of good info here... currently have the TLC2000 on a three season sun porch that became a year round room with the addition of the stove. Now I'm trying to be more efficient because it has an appetite. Some days are pretty easy, 32 degrees outside, stove running nicely, porch doors open to the house and all is good. When the temp goes up above 32, it gets pretty warm and its hard to regulate the amount of heat being produced without opening windows to vent the excess until the outside temp falls. I'm lead to believe by literature and brochures only that I could turn down feeder rate and room temp and have better control and less wasted fuel with a stoker than with the TLC. Would love to here from stoker users that have a thermostat control stoker/feeder.
Well, obviously the stoker will throttle down with it only at an idle when the t'stat is satisfied. So the answer is yes, no windows need opened.
Are you burning straight nut size coal on these warm days that you say you cannot slow the TLC down?
Everybody likes to stay with one size of coal, but...the price of a new Super Magnum would pay for several tons of coal.
Maybe get some pea size and give it a try...it can be controlled down much better than nut.
And before going back to straight nut size you could mix the 2 sizes for even more control as outside temps move downward to when nut size rules.