Thermostat location

Thermostat location

PostBy: ytseman3 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:09 am

I have been reading on here and also in my Keystoker 90 manual that the therm should be located near the stove (also saw this about the coal-trol). My stove is downstairs, and we live upstairs so I located mine upstairs in the living room. It seems to work well this way, am I correct in my placement or should I move it downstairs near the stove? I would think my upstairs wouldn't reach proper temp because the therm would get satisfied very quickly and shut off the feed.

(I have a standard non programmable digital therm)
ytseman3
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Vent free propane fireplace+electric baseboard

Re: Thermostat location

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:28 am

Your thermostat can be located anywhere you want it to be located.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Thermostat location

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:10 am

Dude, if it ain't broke, don't fix it--you're the only one that knows what works in your particular setting--what ya got sounds good to me--over thinking constantly gets us all in trouble :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Thermostat location

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:28 am

my 'stat is upstairs, stoker is downstairs....

that's what they make 20' of 'stat wire for!!
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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: Thermostat location

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:01 pm

The reason it says to keep it in the same room is because this stove isn't designed to operate like a central furnace. Problems arise if you have the thermostat in another room and someone closes a door or something that keeps the thermostat from seeing any heat produced by the stove so it runs and runs and runs but cannot satisfy the thermostat.

As long as there's nothing to keep the warm air from this stove from reaching the thermostat, you'll be fine :)
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Thermostat location

PostBy: baddawg On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:43 pm

Yep, put it where you want it. (just don't tell anybody and it'll work fine). :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Thermostat location

PostBy: ytseman3 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:15 pm

Ok, cool. I tend to overanalyze things lol. I didn't realize until after I posted that they are thinking you have the stove on the floor you want to heat. Yes, I took the door off the hinges for the stairwell so there is no danger of a closed door to the downstairs. :)
ytseman3
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Vent free propane fireplace+electric baseboard