Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:38 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I have and am currently using them both. My Pocono has a coal trol and my Keystoker does not. Therefore, the Poco tends to be more controllable but they are both fine stoves and I am very happy with them both.




I like the Pocono better. :out:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: kstills On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:41 pm

Is there an option of replacing the oil unit?

If you burn air, the AK 110 is only about 4 grand, and if you're handy at all you can put it in yourself.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: morabito On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:11 pm

Thanks, everyone. I only plan on being in my current house for another three years or so, so I wasn't planning on incurring the expense of putting in a coal furnace. Plus, my furnace is not located in the most practical place, and I'm not sure I'd be up to maintaining a coal furnace given where it would be located in my basement. That's why I'm looking at a stove for my main floor, which would heat the house pretty good except for two of the bedrooms and the bathrooms. I can live with chilly bathrooms for now, and we use space heaters for the two bedrooms. At least that's what I do now with our wood pellet stove that I'm looking to replace. The pellet stove doesn't keep up once the temps get into the 20s and below.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono
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Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:23 pm

morabito, set the pocono in your living room,i'm assuming your oil furnace has hot air duct work,cheap solution is to turn the burner off & have the furnace fan circulate air which should solve the heat delivery to far end of house,fan could cycle by command of the t-stat or be set to run slow 24/7,no major investment required & you save money on fuel till you move.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:27 pm

VI like the Pocono better. :out:


Then a guess the rumors are true, the Gulfstream needs a new port engine. Can you do what I did with the AnthraKing, just tie into the existing ducting with a flex tube and bingo free coal central heat. No more chilly bathrooms and take it with you when you move. I just went through a -20* test that was kinda OK.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:55 pm

coalnewbie,just read his post 2 posts back where he explained why installing furnace in basement is not feasible,that is why i suggested what i did,low cost,easy install,not much to undue 2-3 yrs from now.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:22 pm

Only you know is right for your situation and whatever he chooses I wish everyone LOL.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:28 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
VI like the Pocono better. :out:


Then a guess the rumors are true, the Gulfstream needs a new port engine. Can you do what I did with the AnthraKing, just tie into the existing ducting with a flex tube and bingo free coal central heat. No more chilly bathrooms and take it with you when you move. I just went through a -20* test that was kinda OK.



We had the gulfstream upgraded to coal months ago. No more Kerosene for us. :D

BTW we can dress up the Pocono a little for a living room situation.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: lgilkes On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:18 pm

For the living room, I would go with the Harmon Super Magnum Stoker. I have a keystoker, with a direct vent, and a harmon in my upstairs living room.
The keystoker is great for a basement, the direct vent is too messy for a living room. Just my 2 cents
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: oliver power On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:12 am

Greyhound wrote:Have you heard either of them run? I have the Keystoker 105 and it is not quiet, IMO. Remember the combustion fan runs 24/7, I have it in the basement and not sure I would want it in my Living room. Also, will you be wanting to blow the heat into ductwork at all? I feel that the Keystoker blower is underpowered. I live in a 1 1/2 story house and it is a stretch to get the heat to the top floor from the basement, without additional duct blowers. My 2 cents, YMMV

Rick
I agree...... Notice I have the 30-95, and the 50-93 Hitzer stoves. The 30-95 has one big fan, while the 50-93 has two smaller dual fans. The smaller dual fans are much quieter.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
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Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
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Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: morabito On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:57 am

Well, I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on a pocono. Thanks everyone for your feedback. Flyer 5, what kind of things can be done to the pocono to dress it up a bit?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono
Other Heating: Oil

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:29 pm

They are coming out with a finial of Dave for the top of the Pocono. I like it.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: morabito On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:41 pm

Nice.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono
Other Heating: Oil

Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:18 am

morabito wrote:Well, I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on a pocono. Thanks everyone for your feedback. Flyer 5, what kind of things can be done to the pocono to dress it up a bit?




We can do the double rub rails between the doors and an ash vendor on the bottom. It breaks up the boxy appearance. Also we can do any color Stove bright paint makes. Depending if we have the color in stock that is the only delay that I can for see.

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Re: Leisureline Pocono or Keystoker 105?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:28 am

We can also use a 320# hopper on the Pocono And Hyfire from our furnace and we have them galvalum steel or Stainless now.
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