Advice on a Stove

Advice on a stove

PostBy: dh4coal On: Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:13 pm

We have decided to purchase a Keystoker direct vent stove. We originally decided to get a 75k Bay window as we liked the looks of it and it is sufficient output for our needs. However, on thinking about it, if we move up to the 90k model, we can get it with a domestic water coil. I would not be able to have it plumbed for a while. Would running the stove without water in the coil damage the coil or pose other issues?
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Bay Window

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Re: Advice on a stove

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:12 pm

The metal would probably deterate pretty quickly without water to keep it at a cooler temperature . The coil sits right in the flame or very close to it at least . Just my opinion. Dave
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Advice on a stove

PostBy: jimbo970 On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:14 pm

I purchased a mag with watr coil last year and didnt have the coil setup for water so I left the ernd caps off and used the stove that way. I removed it this summer and wrapped it in newspaper and plugged the holes with washers\bolts. I did not notice any degredation of the coil but I only had it in the sove one season so I would like to know more about that myself. I think I will get around to setting this up for next season now that my stove is closer where I will install an elec water heater

Re: Advice on a stove

PostBy: xackley On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:36 pm

Stainless steel should be pretty much indestructible in a small coal stove environment. In the boilers for BIG coal fired power plants they use SS shields, only 1/8 thick to protect the super heat tubes. The Super Heats see the highest temps and velocities in the boiler. They wear from the speeding fly ash hitting them.

BTW, if you want to sell the coil, contact me at xackley at
Let me know the dimensions and price. I want to add a coil to my LL Pocono.

Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Advice on a stove

PostBy: jpen1 On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:59 pm

316L ss is raetd for 1700* continous heat rating so unless you have it buried in the coal bed it will be fine for quite some time.
Stoker Coal Boiler: LL110
Coal Size/Type: Rice/ Buck
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

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