alot of nice info on here,anyways,i am looking to buy a harman coal stove and i cant decide which one,either the tlc2000 or the mark2.i work a rotating swing shift 12 hours,counting travel i am gone 14-15 hours a day,the larger firebox and ash pan on the tlc intrest me,i like the looks of the mark2 plus it comes with a blower for 100$ cheaper.i will be burning anthracite,how often would i have to empty the ash pan?would the mark2 last for 18-20 hrs on a load of coal? i will be putting the stove in the basement,would the blower even make a noticable difference?i have heated with wood all my life and never had a blower on a stove.i have seen articles stating coal makes alot more ashes than wood,but i seen some saying anthracite doesnt produce that much ash! once i fire the stove up,i figure mid november,i will be using it 24/7 as my primary heat source.i have asked 2 different harman dealers but they say...i never burnt coal....so they cant give me an accurate answer( at least they are honest)!some of you may be asking..why switch? well i heat my garage and 2 hunting camps with wood i dont have the time to mess with it for the house,i like the steady even heat with coal, i have an uncle that heated with it 25 yrs ago,different coal,different stove,he told me to ask someone else...LOL! any info would be much appreciated,thanks!