Help keystoker k6 service

Help keystoker k6 service

PostBy: nunuvero On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:03 am

Good morning, my name is Francisco. I have a keystoker k6 for few years. I love it. But I know it needs service clean ASAP. When I'm burning coal k6 does not keep with temperature; but I'm using oil it does. I'm in Ellenville ny 12428. Does anyone knows someone that can do a good service to k6. Thank you all

Sincerely Francisco
nunuvero
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: K6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Coal K b 8 or ka 6
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker B 8 or ka6

Re: Help keystoker k6 service

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:15 am

Good morning, and welcome back. I do not know any "coal guys" in your area, but if you are reasonably handy, you can service the unit yourself. Start by reading this thread, it is an excellent overview of the different components and how the fire should behave.

Keystoker Ka-6 operation guide.

Generally, a cleaning/service includes brushing out the interior of the boiler, cleaning the smoke pipe, and vacuuming fines out from beneath the grates. You might have to adjust the stoker to produce more heat, but the unit needs to be cleaned first.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Help keystoker k6 service

PostBy: Wiz On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:21 am

Why not service it yourself.. Remove stove pipe and clean, brush fly ash off walls. Take 1/8 drill bit to clean holes on grate. Remove secondary blower, vacuum out fines from under grate and clean blower fins. check oil in gearbox, lube stoker feed rod. Replace both door gaskets. 1-2 hrs later enjoy a warm fire. :D
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

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Re: Help keystoker k6 service

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:49 pm

Francisco asked me for some basic instructions about how to service this unit. Wiz pretty much covered it, but I tried to mix in some of the pictures from his other thread.

First step is to let the fire go out. Clean the ash off the grates, and make sure all of the air holes are open. A small piece of wire or a drill bit works to clean out the holes.

Remove the small blower off the back of the stoker, and reach in with the vacuum to clean out any fines under the grates.

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Using your brush, clean the inside of the boiler. Any surface exposed to the flame or smoke needs to be clean. Firebox, and heat exchanger in the back. Remove the smoke pipe, brush/vacuum as needed to make sure everything is clean. Make sure the entire flue pipe and also the chimney thimble is clean.

Make sure you are measuring your feed rate properly.

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12 turns from maximum feed is the default setting.

When you get it burning again, after it has been running for at least 30 minutes under load the grates should have about 2" of ash on the end.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Help keystoker k6 service

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:10 pm

Like to add another good thing to check on a total shut down for cleaning. I prefer to let hopper run out for a servicing. During cleaning make sure no obstruction where hopper sits on stoker assembly. Check the two anchor bolts that holes hopper on, tighten if needed. Remove hanging plate baffle to be able to clean fly ash. Keystokers are a simple design which makes routine maintenance easy. Any questions you can pm me.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Help keystoker k6 service

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:25 pm

I'd like to keep the discussion on the main forum so others may benefit.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Help keystoker k6 service

PostBy: nunuvero On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:54 pm

Good afternoon All!!!!
After cleaning all grates and vacuum it and Replacing centrifugal blower fasco, and thermostat. Keystoker is working very well. Thank you very much for all your help.

I really appreciate this forum because I obtained a lot of excellent information

Sincerely
Francisco
nunuvero
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: K6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Coal K b 8 or ka 6
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker B 8 or ka6

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