HVAC

HVAC

PostBy: Qball On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:29 am

Just had a local HVAC guy look at the Koker and he recommends adding 5-6 more hot air registers and 3 more cold air returns. He said that I bought the big stove with the big blower, should do it the right way. Some how I see $$ in my futre, but I'll be toasty. :)
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: HVAC

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:41 am

depends on how much volume you have to move around, I think the KOkers have a 1500cfm blower, about the same as a normal furnace, which can have a lot of ducts.
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

Re: HVAC

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:13 am

I agree. I've connected my Koker into the plenum of my forced air furnace and cold air duct and it heats the entire house very well.
-Len
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice


Re: HVAC

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:34 pm

I can second or in this case third that, my Koker is tied into the cold air duct & set up so that if needed the furnace blower will also kick on but very rarely has. Keeps my little modular home nice & toasty.
Is that Koker your only heat source or tied in with something else?
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: HVAC

PostBy: Qball On: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:15 pm

No I have oil furnace and hot water baseboards. The past few years burning coal, the oil only came on occoasionally (1 tank per year, does hot water too.) I had two hot air registers and one cold air return using the Hitzer hand fired stove. Now with the Koker I will have a hot and cold air register in almost every room. Now with it just hooked up half ass the house is staying around 70 and it's 29 out right now. Thought about adding the coils for the hot water, but Koker is at one end of house and oil furnace at the other.
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: HVAC

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:30 am

Qball wrote:No I have oil furnace and hot water baseboards. The past few years burning coal, the oil only came on occoasionally (1 tank per year, does hot water too.) I had two hot air registers and one cold air return using the Hitzer hand fired stove. Now with the Koker I will have a hot and cold air register in almost every room. Now with it just hooked up half ass the house is staying around 70 and it's 29 out right now. Thought about adding the coils for the hot water, but Koker is at one end of house and oil furnace at the other.


Pardon me for saying so but you don't have a furnace, you have a boiler. Furnaces make hot air and boilers make hot water. ;)
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: HVAC

PostBy: Qball On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:56 am

Yeah, what he said. It's an expensive oil burning thingy. :D
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice