Keystoker Koker Furnace

Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: Amber On: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Please help! My husband and I just bought a Keystoker Koker Furnace and had all the duct work ran through the house. Before we could havei t tied into the chimney we had to have it swept, thats when we got the news that it has 2 cracked flues. We have been calling around trying to get some answeres on the best way to go, and we have been told so many stories and they are all conflicting. My husband has been trying to reach the actual manufacturer but has only been able to get as far as leaving messages and fax tones. Can some one please tell me the best way, the safest way, and the most cost efficent way to vent this unit? It is installed in our basement. Thanks.
Amber
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker Furnace
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker Koker Furnace

Re: Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:24 pm

I moved this topic to Coal Stokers: Boilers, Furnaces and Stoves you will probably get more answers there .
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Re: Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:24 am

Sorry to hear this.

I have a koker and am using it with a 5" 316 SS liner up my chimney as my flue was cracked also.

Seems you either need to fix the chimney, put in a liner or get a direct vent system out the basement for the koker.

You will love the koker once you get her up and running!

Anyway, any questions let me know. I have had mine now for 3 years and it is awesome.
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

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Re: Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:28 am

Check this link out. Locate a chimney sweep in your area who has worked with this. May save you a bunch!


http://www.firesafeinc.com/firegard.html
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:34 am

Can you be more specific than "cracked flu"? Are the terra cota tiles actually broken, or is the mortar missing between some of them?
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Re: Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:48 am

Something you may want to do is run stove pipe out the thimble and see if you can get draft. And like Markvii asked is is just a little morter out, or whole pieces of terra cotta gone?
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Re: Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:55 am

You definitely need to find out exactly what is wrong with the chimney, if it can be repaired I would go that route. A masonry chimney is the way to go if you have one. Just be careful, "Chimney Specialists" are a dime-a-dozen and there are those individuals that operate on the basis that the homeowner is clueless and scared of CO poisoning and fire. Get a few different companies to look it over, ask for references. With today's technology a small camera can be lowered down the flue and you will be able to see exactly what's going on in there.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Keystoker Koker Furnace

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:00 pm

Also, is it an Interior or exterior Chimney? If it's an exterior chimney, a couple cracks may not be a problem.
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