Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Wiz On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:46 pm

I finally finished my journey,looking forward in start saving $$$$. It was a costly adventure but in the long haul it'll pay for itself. Keeping money from going oversea, all fittings,iron pipe are made in the USA.


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Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Looks great! When are you "striking the match?"
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Wiz On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:18 pm

Rob R. wrote:Looks great! When are you "striking the match?"


Tomorrow going to fire it up to make sure all is working correctly.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

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Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:53 pm

:D :) :shock: :D: 8-)
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Townsend On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:35 pm

Looks awesome Wiz, nice clean set up!
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:48 pm

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!! :)
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:05 am

You're going to love it! Good looking setup!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:19 am

Looks good. Remember set it up per Keystokers base line settings for timer and feed adjustment and tweak it slowly if needed. You have to use a lot of patience because the coal stoker reacts slowly to your changes. A turn or two on the feed rate is virtually unnoticed but you see the effects over time.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:56 am

Don't forget to report about just how quiet those keystokers are.......
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:25 am

Wiz wrote:I finally finished my journey,looking forward in start saving $$$$. It was a costly adventure but in the long haul it'll pay for itself. Keeping money from going oversea, all fittings,iron pipe are made in the USA.


I think you will see it will pay for for itself much quicker than the "long haul". :D
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:38 am

coalkirk wrote:
Wiz wrote:I finally finished my journey,looking forward in start saving $$$$. It was a costly adventure but in the long haul it'll pay for itself. Keeping money from going oversea, all fittings,iron pipe are made in the USA.


I think you will see it will pay for for itself much quicker than the "long haul". :D


It took 1.5 years to break even on my EFM install...it's putting $ in my pocket now!
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:05 pm

Well like to share the lighting of the Keystoker. I have 2 inches of ash, approx 4 in hot bed, 3 in coal on plate during demand. Idle is 4 in ash 2-3 hot bed 3 in coal on plate near feed.Burning rice red nut is set at 12 turns, with 4 pins. Outside temp is 57

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Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:13 pm

Good move, I like my KA-6 :D
tikigeorge
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:19 pm

The timer should run about 1 minute every 15 minutes. Sounds like the fire is adjusted well...soon the excitement will be over and the boiler will just do its thing.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Keystoker Ka-6 Journey begins

PostBy: Townsend On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:11 am

Thanks for the video and pics. Looks great, I always had a thing for those Keystokers. Sounds quiet. Keep us informed and updated.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

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