problem getting enough heat out of stoker

problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: msheply32 On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:51 pm

I have a Leisure Line Pioneer 90,000 BTU stoker and It doesn't seem like I am getting as much heat from it as I should be. Does anyone have any suggestions? Does anyone know someone who would come to our house and look at it? I bought it used and am wondering if maybe something needs to be tweaked in the settings? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thanks!
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Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: Wiz On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:57 pm

Does anyone know someone who would come to our house and look at it?
Location?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: msheply32 On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:21 pm

larksville
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Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:23 am

Uhhhhh larksville in what state?
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:51 am

1) when was the last time the interior firebox was cleaned ? An ash deposit other than a thin film will act as insulation on any stoker.

2) Inspect all two fans, combustion and convection, are the air intake screens (if apparent from the OEM) filled with dust? Inspect their squirrel cage interiors, are the fins on the wheel filled with dust?

3) when was the last time the plenum under the grate was cleaned? If full of coal dust you may not be getting get air to the coal. Always ensure the white gasket is in it's proper location when you put the grate back in.

4) unlikely...did you buy junk coal recently ?
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Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:36 am

Does it have Coal -Trol thermostat? When was the last time it was serviced?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:32 am

The Pioneer is a very powerful coal stove. Any stove operates at it's best when clean and you should brush and scrape the inside of the stove every few weeks, even when its burning. Air transfers heat best when moving, you need convection currents to move the heated air around the home. Also, the coal-trol is somewhat more important than the stove itself, meaning that the proper settings on the digital thermostat control the operation of the stove and can make it run more efficiently depending on the settings. The settings programmed into the coal-trol from the previous owner may not be what's best for your home.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: plumb-r On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:55 am

Is the stove vented in to a chimney, or is it power vented? Any idea what draft setting is? Are you set up with a draft regulator? Could you be sending the heat up or out the flue? Helps coming we just need to hit on the right questions to find the right answer. Hang in there. ;)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 608 Energy Master I Stoker

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: msheply32 On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:49 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm going to try cleaning it up really well this weekend. It doesn't look like it was cleaned well in a long time. Appreciate everyone's suggestions.
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Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:57 pm

I moved this topic to the Leisure Line heading.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:17 pm

msheply32 wrote:Thanks everyone. I'm going to try cleaning it up really well this weekend. It doesn't look like it was cleaned well in a long time. Appreciate everyone's suggestions.



See this section as well. Tips & Tricks
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: msheply32 On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:34 am

I'm looking for someone to service a leisure line stove. In Larksville Pa. The stove has a coal-trol on it. The stove is not getting up to temp with the thermostat. The also keeps trying to go out. With the fire burning all the way in the back. Almost up in the hopper.
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Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: baddawg On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:59 pm

Ok, until Flyer shows back up in here. Here is some questions, that if you could answer, could help everybody help you. I am guessing from your first post after joining that you have a power vent??

Is the power vent working?
Do you have a Baro?
Do you know what the draft is?
Is the coaltrol set above the room temperature?
Do you know what the MIN and MAX on the coaltrol is set at?
Is the coal feeding into the stove (just not burning) or is it all ash except where the fire is?
Are all your fans working (coaltrol hooked up correct?)
Do you have any moisture in the hopper?
Has this been the same problem for the last two weeks?
How much coal are you using?
Is there unburnt coal in the ash pan?
DO YOU HAVE CO DETECTORS??

I know this sounds like a lot of questions, but with some answers to these, I bet this can be handled quickly. Don't give up, this is a fine stove that even I can make heat with. You can do alot of this yourself with the help you get here on the forums.

BD
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: problem getting enough heat out of stoker

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:54 pm

msheply32 wrote:I'm looking for someone to service a leisure line stove. In Larksville Pa. The stove has a coal-trol on it. The stove is not getting up to temp with the thermostat. The also keeps trying to go out. With the fire burning all the way in the back. Almost up in the hopper.



The grate was removed and the gasket not re installed or replaced on the back of the grate, Again look at the tips and tricks section in our area. I have a link on a earlier post. We have Stolz stove in Bloomsburg that does service in that area. I am off tomorrow but I will be in on Wed, but Matt will be here if you have questions. Thanks , Dave
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

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