New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Lee1 On: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:52 am

Welcome Cisco, I live on Bald Mountain in Greenwich (using Alaska Channing 3).
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Ciscoborb On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:11 am

Finally got my Keystoker 90K delivered yesterday and I installed it today. I got 2400lbs of Blaschak Anthracite Premium Rice coal in 40lb bags. I fired it up earlier today and have the house at about 70 but still haven't figured out a good feeding rate, too much ash on the bed. The coal in the two bags I've opened are wet. From everything I've read it will take a little work to figure it all out.
Ciscoborb
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Lee1 On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:47 am

hey Cisco, congrats, yeah it will take a while to get the feed rate where you want. Post any questions about the keystoker under coal stoker forum. Blakshack coal in plastic bags are always wet, (it dries out in hopper before it gets to the feeder) my alaska has no problem feeding it. Where do you have stove located and where did you buy the blakshak coal?
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3


Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:01 pm

Canastota, NY here,( about 30 miles east of Syracuse) first year burning coal,just got a harman magnum stoker up and running on thursday. Still in the trial and error stages. This site is a wonderful knowledge base for me. Glad I found it!
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Ciscoborb On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:46 pm

Thanks Lee, I noticed it does dry in hopper. I am also opening and pouring bags into a small lawn tractor trailer I now keep in the garage so it's drying there too. The I have the stove located in my living room. I purchased the stove and coal from the Furniture House on Saratoga Lake. Paid $299 a ton. What about you?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Lee1 On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:09 am

Cisco, real nice install! check your private messages.
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:11 pm

Nice looking stove Cisco. If I were to ever move my stove into the living area, thats the color I would want.

:shock: Check your ash pan door. It appears it's not fully latched.
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Ciscoborb On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:40 pm

Thanks Ceccil. The color is what sold us on the stove. We were looking to buy a Reading Lehigh. He had a black Keystoker 90K in the showroom that didn't do anything for us. He had the one we bought in the basement and when we saw it we liked the color. Thanks for the heads up on the ash pan door. I caught on shortly after the pic was taken.
Ciscoborb
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:48 pm

I think you made the right choice.
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: 33Canuck On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:43 am

Hey gang, Kurt from Victor(near Rochester) NY. Just got my new Hitzer 50/93 installed this weekend and will fire her up tonight. New to coal burning but excited to get off the propane grid.
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:12 am

outstanding stove my friend---keep us posted & welcome to the FORUM
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:14 am

33Canuck wrote:Hey gang, Kurt from Victor(near Rochester) NY. Just got my new Hitzer 50/93 installed this weekend and will fire her up tonight. New to coal burning but excited to get off the propane grid.


Be prepared to open some windows, the stove & pipe will throw some smoke until the paint is seasoned. After that...enjoy the heat!
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: 33Canuck On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:14 pm

I burned a hot fire with woods the past couple nights to burn offthe stove pipe and yes it put off some serious vapors and smoke for a few hours
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: coalmeister On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:32 pm

33Canuck wrote:Hey gang, Kurt from Victor(near Rochester) NY. Just got my new Hitzer 50/93 installed this weekend and will fire her up tonight. New to coal burning but excited to get off the propane grid.


You will like your coal bill, propane pricing is ridiculous
coalmeister
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: 33Canuck On: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:41 am

No doubt about that I hope to go from 1.5-2K a winter or more to under 1K not to mention much better heat
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93