lubricating stoker mechanism

lubricating stoker mechanism

PostBy: WNYRob On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:11 pm

It seems like I remember some of you mentioning that you grease/oil the gears in your stoker mechanism. I was just wondering if those with a Keystoker Koker (or the smaller stoves 90, 105) have done this. I know a couple people that have keystokers and have never lubricated the stoker mechanism and their stoves have run for years, trouble free. But if it isn't too hard to do, I would think it couldn't hurt and would be cheap insurance to keep the stoker running smoothly.

Thanks for any information offered.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol

Re: lubricating stoker mechanism

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:15 am

The stoker gear reduction box/motor assembly has no lubrication ports, and none are used, or required. You would have to take apart the gear box and manually lube the gears....not necessary.

The assembly lasts a long time, but I suggest 'a spare' on the shelf, since that is the only replacement part you can't get locally or on a weekend. The slider/pusher is best NOT to be lubed, but a twice a season 'check' is a very good idea. You might want to check out the two mount screws on the retainer that holds the stoker/motor mechanism in place. A very short screwdriver is essential and damned near impossible to get into the tight space. Colorful language will be coming from the boiler room/heat center when you attempt this adventure the first time.................
Something along the lines: Who the "*****" engineered this sure never worked on one. On a bench, in a shop, waist high, no rust or corrosion, no adult beverages......sure , it is easy.
Wait until you can't move the pusher slide because someone forgot to clean it last spring and it is frozen solid.....up next to a wall, no room.....

I work on most all solid fuel appliances and fortunately as I get older, I am mellowing. Kroll, PB, and any other penetrant's help us 'advanced age' folks ease the pain of servicing these rigs for friends and clients.

Keep it clean, vacuum the pipes, and don't forget fall and spring requirements. :roll: :idea: :idea:
whistlenut
 
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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.
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Re: lubricating stoker mechanism

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:15 am

oops, double post...............

One other thought, if you were thinking of lubing the slider....DON'T!!! Coal fines will mix with the oil and make a 'fun paste' that will make your job even more fun.
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

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