koker question

koker question

PostBy: vulcan On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:36 pm

I am testing my new koker today to cure the paint and get used to it a litle, I almost lost fire after I lit it due to not adding enough coal on top of the charcoal however I was able to catch it. lesson learned. While running and calling for heat everything seemed great and warmed my house 8 degrees in an hour. So it is now idling and I am concerned the fire is to far back on the grate and that I have to much ash I would say at least 3 inches at the end of grate then a small fire. My adjustment nut is still at factory setting and I wasn't sure about adjusting it the manual says clockwise for more coal feed and ccw for less is that as you are looking at the stove from the front or from the back?
vulcan
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: keystoker koker 160

Re: koker question

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:11 pm

I wouldn't touch the feed adjustment just yet, what you describe doesn't sound bad to me a pic would help & a idea of the temps outside & what type of chimney or direct vent. There should be a Honeywell timer with pins & you can adjust the on/off cycle with that (there are threads about that), don't forget that coal reacts slowly, take some time to look up & read about what others have done while your waiting. I'm sure you''l get some more knowledgeable advice shortly.
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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: koker question

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:30 pm

I agree with Samhill, don't mess with it yet.
I've attached a photo of my Koker at idle and it's just as you described, so I'd say you're good for now.
-Len
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

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Re: koker question

PostBy: vulcan On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:01 pm

thanks guys the picture could have been mine it looks exactly the same as yours coalen. I didn't make any changes from the factory so far so good I was just afraid it was to close to the hopper, but thats just my inexperience showing.
vulcan
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: keystoker koker 160

Re: koker question

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:12 am

Since Vulcan now has his answer I need to asl Coalen how do you keep your koker so rustproof???

Yours is several years old, no? Mince has a bunch of discoloration and light surface rust.

Do you paint the inside?

It just looks great.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: koker question

PostBy: CoaLen On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:25 am

The photo I posted is from 2008, when it was still fairly new.
-Len
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: koker question

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:05 am

ahhh
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

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