Tons of Heat Now!!

Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: Qball On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:25 pm

Finished the hot and cold air ducts. Bring on sub zero temps, I'm ready!
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Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: WNYRob On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:02 pm

Nice looking set up. This is my first year with my koker and I ended up running round ducts off the stove (keystoker cut 3 holes in the bonnet for me) to connect to my forced air system. It works pretty good, but I think I will put a plenum on top of my stove next season and run rectangular ducts to my existing duct system. My stove is at one end of the house and the large family room at the opposite end of the house gets decent flow, but I think it would be better without the air flow restrictions of the round air ducts (and associated elbows) feeding that trunk line.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:57 am

Qball nice job, just in time for the cold air coming in today!

Are you running the cold return into one side of the Convection Blower only?

I can't tell.

Also, any concerns completely covering up the Convection Blower as far as overheating?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

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Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: Qball On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:40 am

The large rectangle return goes to the right side and the round duct to the left. My buddy that does HVAC had talked to Keystoker and got all the data on the blower... I haven't noticed any overheating and the airflow is perfect. We ran rectangle supply off the stove and then used a combination of flex and solid duct to snake through all the obstacles in the basement. I am still tweaking some of the supply duct dampers to get more or less heat to certain areas. There are supplies in all my upstairs rooms with three large returns. The only thing I want to change is the thermostat to a programable one. The round Honeywell is off a few degrees from my digital oil furnace one.
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: Qball On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:40 am

The large rectangle return goes to the right side and the round duct to the left. My buddy that does HVAC had talked to Keystoker and got all the data on the blower... I haven't noticed any overheating and the airflow is perfect. We ran rectangle supply off the stove and then used a combination of flex and solid duct to snake through all the obstacles in the basement. I am still tweaking some of the supply duct dampers to get more or less heat to certain areas. There are supplies in all my upstairs rooms with three large returns. The only thing I want to change is the thermostat to a programable one. The round Honeywell is off a few degrees from my digital oil furnace one.
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:25 am

Qball wrote: The only thing I want to change is the thermostat to a programable one. The round Honeywell is off a few degrees from my digital oil furnace one.


I thought you could adjust most thermostats to "calibrate" them. Check to see if there is a set screw on the round bi-metallic to balance it so the switching point matches the digital readout. The mercury switch ones ya could just mount a little off level to "calibrate" them.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: Townsend On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:35 pm

Qball, great job with the install, nice work. Yes, indeed, bring on the cold weather!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:31 pm

Now thats a Coal stoker furnace set up. Good job indeed you should be proud of that setup.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska stove

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: theo On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:55 am

How is it working out for you ?
theo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: Qball On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:40 pm

17 this morning and my house was 72 at the warmest part and 67 at the coolest. Stove isn't even cranked up all the way!
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Tons of Heat Now!!

PostBy: theo On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:55 pm

:D :D :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

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