Coal burning has begun for 2007

Coal burning has begun for 2007

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:14 pm

Yippie! I figured I would light up the Keystoker, for the first time this afternoon. First Try! It supposed to get down in the 30's and only in the 50's during the day, cold, damp, and raining...It's been burning for the last 6 hours no problem! the house is coming up to temp. Now, just have to get my butt in gear and get my other larger stove hooked up...
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:55 pm

Looks like you're the first...Lows here tonite 48, tomorrow nite 38, sat. nite 41. Maybe I might need to get a little fire going. Or at least throw some wood in the woodstove. :(
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:14 pm

I fired up my boiler yesterday to work out the bugs, it definitely takes the chill out of the air.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

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PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:14 am

Yes, I didn't want to do it, but also didn't want the gas to come on either. It's mostly idling along, taking the chill off. I got almost 5 ton to burn this year!
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:41 am

Here in Moscow Pennsylvania....I'm not ready to light up yet. Highs a bit too high yet. I've got a Harman insert that needs to have its jacket blower running near constant to regulate stove temperature. Only a third of my stove is exposed for heat dissipation - I rely on that fan.....and it gets the home uncomfortably warm.
Gary in Pennsylvania
 

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:20 am

Was chilly here last night and going to be colder tonight. I think i'm going to fire up the boiler tonight just to take the chill off.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:20 am

I feel warmer already.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

PostBy: xackley On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:13 am

I'm still setting up my new LL pocono. I set the Coal-trol thermostat on my work bench and lit a mouse. This morning the temperature has settled in to 65, as set on the thermostat, and the feed rate is reporting 21%.
The thermometer I have on the fire box is reporting about 150 surface temp.
This stove is supposed to idle down to 5000 btu, so I should be able to let it cook from now till very late spring,
xackley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

PostBy: ken On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:13 pm

i fired her up the other day :) . can't believe how even the temp is through out the house. i had problem with the push bar jamming. the stoker motor was showing troque buy moving when the bar was moving. i took out the motor and push bar. the push bar has a little pc of gasket on each side. there where 2 pcs where it was like a ball hanging down. got knife and cut them off and adjust the nylon screws for a little more free play. put it back together and presto , we have a working stove. now like WNY told me , i have to get her dialed in. :) is it posible to get a little bigger blower motor for her? she has a 265 now. but alot of air is used on the glass with the bay windows model.
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:33 pm

I think the keystokers have an optional 320-350cfm? or something.

Check with a dealer or look at http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com, you might be able to find something that might work....
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: ken On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:35 pm

Thank You WNY . i'll check into it :)
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

PostBy: wally61 On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:00 pm

fired mine up last night coal trol working fine stove is just humming along.love not to be giving the gas company any money.
wally61
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing III dv coal-trol

PostBy: ginski On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:05 pm

got my coal delivered in 55 gal. drums this season...coal bin is in the back of the garage & rice won't flow that far down the chute. coal bin was originally built 20 years ago for chestnut, and that flowed fine. 1 ton of rice fills up four & 1/2 drums...takes up some room in the garage, but what can you do?

supposed to get into the low 30's on the mountain tonight, just might fire the mutha up...depends on how much beer i have on hand (haha).

regards all,
tom
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: magnum stoker

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:00 pm

It will be chilly down here in suburbia tonite. :? I am dying to try some of the stuff from the rice berners buisness meeting last spring :occasion5: :lol: Too many hours of work and too many chores tonite :-({|= I will try tomorrow :onfire:
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:46 pm

I fired up the 'Iron Fireman' stoker in the old boiler, the AA is still in the shop.

It's supposed to get down to 35* tonight, only 52 today and tomorrow for the high temp.

It's worth it to fire it up for a few days. Take a lot of time to heat up all the water in the system.

Greg L

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LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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