Feed Rate MAX?

Re: Feed Rate MAX?

PostBy: jackcoyle On: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:18 pm

I have the Keystoker Hearth model up to 78 but it overshot. The factory recommendation is 75. Keeping the setting at 76 is nice and toasty.


jack
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
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Re: Feed Rate MAX?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:59 am

I finally got mine to max burn with (Feed Rate) FR99 at MAX at 48 and it was almost pushing hot coals off.

The house was cool about 64 and I cranked it up to 68-69 and it took well over an hour+ to get it going and I was checking everything every 15 mins, that's when I saw it was cranking at FR99 and trying to catch up and then check the burn.

I backed it back down to MAX 45 and it's just about perfect now. About 1/2-1" ash.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Re: Feed Rate MAX?

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:42 pm

My Min was at 6 and Max at 40. I moved the Min down to 5 to see how it was going to do. Still seemed to have a good burn at idle so I set it down to 4 tonight. Max I just moved up at 43.

I have a small home at 950 square feet. Need to see if I can warm it up justa tad quicker in the morning when It comes into the daytime temp setting.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Feed Rate MAX?

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:47 pm

WNY wrote:Depends on how much heat is needed to satisfy the thermostat, mine is at Max. 48 and still have a good 1-2" of ash and it cranks out the heat when needed. I don't think I need to tune it up any more. It has more in it if needed, mine is only running 50-70% of max of the stove and seems to keep up nicely. I would probably roast myself if cranked any higher.


When you reference the ash at the end of the grate..........are you measuring it when the stove is idling?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Feed Rate MAX?

PostBy: choyt002 On: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:19 am

I am sure he must be refering to a full burn (max setting) is where you want 1 to 1 1/2 inch of ash at the end of the grate. Any less ash could and probably would result in hot coal in the ash bucket. An idle fire may have 5 or 6 inches of ash hope this helps
Chris H
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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