IS this flame too close to the hopper?

Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:46 pm

My Keystoker 90 runs very close to the back wall as well, granted the blue flames are small and gravitate to the burn area. There is a plate on the top of the feed area, as long as that is clear of the blue ladies you should be fine. Just be sure your draft is what is recommended and everything should be fine.
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Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: Techie13804 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:49 pm

Kevin,

I don't have a boiler associated with it, unfortunately I am stuck with a 50 gallon electric heater.
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Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: Techie13804 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:27 pm

This looks more like it. Thank you to all thy helped out.
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Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:34 pm

NOW UR TALKING. !!! :D
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Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:42 am

Looks good! if that's a full burn, you can tweek the feed rate a little more, you can run up to about 1" of ash on the end, only make small adjustments tho, 1/2 turn on the feed screw at a time.
as long your not pushing hot coals off the end at a full burn, that's a good adjustment.
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Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:34 am

Techie13804 wrote:This looks more like it. Thank you to all thy helped out.


good to see a happy ending! GG
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Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:10 am

Oh no .. not THAT again! You trying to get this thread locked too Crane?? :P :funny:
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Re: IS this flame too close to the hopper?

PostBy: WNYRob On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:58 am

I have never had one, knock on wood, but from assorted posts on this site it seems like hopper fires don't really produce a large fire (with flames) that would catch near by combustibles on fire. I have read where the coal at the bottom of the coal hopper may be glowing but the main product of these "fires" is fumes and CO. Still, nothing to mess around with, but I don't think flames shoot out of the hopper relentlessly.

On my koker, the glowing part of the coal bed never moves upstream of the grate vents, but the blue flames will migrate (waft) towards the back, most likely just being blown around by the combustion air. The air is blowing through a good 2 inches of coal, so some of it will wander a little and not blow straight up.

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