Keystoker KA-6

Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: Davesed On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:52 am

We purchased Keystoker KA-6 about 3 years ago. This furnace has kept us warm and cozy since. This week I had a minor issue with the electric controls and called Keystoker, They walked me through what might be wrong found the problem and fixed it. This is why I bought a Keystoker, quality products and something unheard of today service after the sale. I fully recommend the purchase of the products from Keystoker. You won't be disappointed.
Davesed
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6
Coal Size/Type: rice Buckwheat

Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:31 am

Welcome to the Forum Dave!! A three year user....what took ya so long to check in with us?!?!?!?! :D

Nice to hear a good report, too many times only the bad experiences get noted and that skews the view a bit.

Standard intro safety question.....Do you have the required CO monitors in place?? :)
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: Davesed On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:33 am

I am always safety conscious, I have one on each floor and one in each bedroom. A bit excessive but I feel better having them with the coal furnace
Davesed
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6
Coal Size/Type: rice Buckwheat


Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:39 am

Dave, what was the problem you were experiencing?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: Davesed On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:57 am

The upstairs zone was getting warmer and warmer. The thermostat was set below all limits. It was like the safety device was activated even though I lowered the temp 20 degrees below the upper limit. That zone kept heating. I looked on forums and finally called The great people at Keystoker. They helped me find that the triple aquastat was the issue. I put in a new one and it works fine now. Thing is, I saw on one of the forums that this aquastat is supposed to have a manual and automatic switch which I cannot find. It said that it would reset to the manual mode if the power went out. It did go out the other day.
Davesed
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6
Coal Size/Type: rice Buckwheat

Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:04 am

I agree with Dave 100 percent. More companies should provide the products and services the way Keystoker [and other coal equipment suppliers] do and it would be a better Country. Keystoker truly does care about what they do. Mike
stovepipemike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: Coallen On: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:27 pm

I just bought a keystoker as well. Three weeks ago. my timer mptor died for ther intermatic. it would work and then click...click..clik then work then clikc clikc....you get me? I called tgey said no problem . my brothher was passing threw they gave him the motor and binggo back in bizzness. great people great service. great product
Coallen
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: K a -6
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaskan kast console
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:50 pm

I have called them a few times. Wondering about spare parts. They said you are not far, we can get them to you in a day or two, why pay the money now. Very conservative thinking folks, not get the money now, and wonder what happens later when then corporate money runs out.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Keystoker KA-6

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:04 am

Don't overlook "spare parts" as an 'unnecessary frill'. A spare timer motor is very short money, and a blower/gearbox drive motor is a nice spare.
I know for the most part things can get there overnight, but why tax you brain or worry? The couple hundred you invest will pay back in spades down the road.......on a cold snowy, icy day.

Do as you wish, but I keep antifreeze in my trucks, a spare belt or belts, bulbs, etc........and tools also. A couple LED flashlights.......why not? I can also mention that Keystoker is excellent to deal with, however so are Axeman Anderson, AHS, Alaska, Leisure Line, and most of the others. I did not mention Harman, however I have two dealers in NH that are excellent. Generally as an Industry, the Coal Folks are excellent at all levels. Even the retired 'Old Timers' are pretty darn good about sharing info.

My vote says: Order spares, test them when they arrive, store them appropriately, and sleep well because of it.
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