DHW-Setting for Summer?

DHW-Setting for Summer?

PostBy: Kungur On: Tue May 08, 2012 8:28 am

Now that heating season is over I want to set -up my KA-2 for DHW for the "Off" season.
I was wondering how many pins to use on the timer and also what setting for the stoker?
Thanks!
Kungur
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2

Re: DHW-Setting for Summer?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 am

What settings are you using currently? You may not have to change anything.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: DHW-Setting for Summer?

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Tue May 08, 2012 9:36 am

For the KA-6 it's a balance between the adjusting nut and the pin time. I don't remember what turn mine is at but I did not change it since last summer summer and ran all winter. The pin time- 2-3 pins per 30 minutes on mine. That will depend on your draft and how clean your flue/pipes are. I tried one pin every fifteen minutes a month ago and nearly lost the fire. Need to clean the pipes though. :roll:
Dirty Steve
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6


Re: DHW-Setting for Summer?

PostBy: Kungur On: Wed May 09, 2012 8:11 am

I had my timer with 8 pins every 10 minutes and changed that to 4 every 10 minutes. I have been dialing down the stoker 1 turn at a time but cannot say where I am as it relates to all the way in.
I am going to watch things for a while. I want to see if the amount of coal used makes it worth while to run it all summer.
Kungur
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2

Re: DHW-Setting for Summer?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed May 09, 2012 8:19 am

I would start by adjusting the timer, if you back the feedrate down there is a good chance the boiler won't be able to keep up with your DHW demand.

The Keystoker manual recommends 6 pins every 10 minutes.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy