Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: claridon coal burner On: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:43 pm

Hi. I'm kind of new to burning coal for home use. (I did work in Cleveland for the district heating system for 13 years. burned a lot of coal there). Anyway, just fired up my new keystoker koker and am really happy so far although I'm trying to work out some bugs in the hot water coil setup. It's nice to see this forum. One of the guys I work with bought a keystoker also so we may have info to share .
One question I have. I see a lot of guys refering to blashak? coal. What is that?

Charlie
claridon coal burner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: oil

Re: Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:47 pm

McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:28 am

Claridon, Enjoy the koker! I have had one for four years and it is amazing. I am not close to you but if you have any questions throw them out there. Took me some time on the learning curve and this forum helped quite a bit. I think we have more than a dozen koker members on the board.
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160


Re: Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:01 pm

Welcome to the Ohio section of the Board,Claridon Coal Burner. If you type Keystone Koker in the Search Bar at the top right of your screen,I'll think you've got a few hours of Archived reading to do. this place is a wealth of information !!
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: debbie5876 On: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:50 am

Good morning...I purchased a KA-6 stove last October. After using a wood boiler furnace for 30 years to heat an old century home, thought I'd give it a try. It is like anything new, have to get used to making adjustments here and there. Just cleaned the furnace yesterday, and yes, like a wood furnace, dirty job, but not as much buildup with ashes.I like the heat, more moist, not dry like wood heat. Finally got new windows ( 17) so I'm hoping for an even better savings on my electric bill. So now, even though I pay for coal, whereas the wood came off my property, it's easier for me to manage. I also had a friend redo the hopper for me, cut it down a bit and angled it more, so it's easier for me to fill. I like the fact that I can fill the hopper and not have to be home in a couple hours to throw another log in the wood furnace. The ashes are still a mystery as to what to do with them. This past spring, I used them to build up flower beds, mixed with dirt and grass clippings, and filled in some low areas . Not really sure what else to do......
I'm also new to this forum and live in Novelty, the area known as the 4 corners( Chesterland, Munson, Russell, Newbury)
Enjoy the day...............Debbie
debbie5876
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA_6

Re: Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:06 pm

Hello Debbie and welcome to the Forum. The coal may provide dividends to your back,eliminate the threat of creosote build-up in your chimney and allow you to store fuel that won't decay,attract carpenter ants,bees,hornets,snakes or rot if not used in a timely manner. What did you do with your ashes from your wood-burner? Your coal ashes should serve a similar purpose or disposal method....Again,welcome and glad to have another Coal Burner.
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: debbie5876 On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:35 am

Well, good morning to all...today's the day I'm firing up my furnace. Feels like I've been hoarding my coal, just waiting for the right time....well, sounds like it might be now. Getting tired of paying high electric bills and all that's been going on with this all electric home discount being phased out. Last year burned almost 10 tons, yes, believe it or not. When I bought the furnace, and had it installed, I was told 3-6 tops. When I burned wood, it was 12-15 cords (old stone century homes are hungry for heat) Anyway, after making vast improvements, new windows, more insulation, etc., plus the learning curve, I'm hoping 7.5 will get me thru. Last winter was harsh, so this year....bring it on!!!
Enjoy....Debbie
debbie5876
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA_6

Re: Any other keystoker owners in Geauga county

PostBy: claridon coal burner On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:05 pm

Wow, that's a lot of coal. My house is 3400 ft2 and I was told I'd burn about 4 tons. Guess I'll have to wait and see. I used to keep my thermostat at 62 to keep from using too much oil but now ot's at 68 and comfy. Seems like the heat is much more even.

Charlie
claridon coal burner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: oil