Keystoker 90 first time firing

Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: h8fulhilbily On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:28 am

Well fellers , I ripped into by first bag of rice coal about quarter til 10 this evening (strggled with the stove pipe alittle well acually alot ....Don't ask and i won't have to lie to ya'll about that one ) been about an hour now and my grate is gettin full set my blower to auto so i can see when it starts and how long and look at the timer dial to get a good understanding of that with the pins and what not.
As for my bed of coals i got about a 4 inch bed of coals and a blue flame dancing to the top of the inside of the stove (is that a little high?)and it just starting to push off the ash from where i started the fire which is about 3 inches deep from the end of the grate. The smell from the paint curing was'nt as bad as i thought it would be.
Question though is there a preset for the baro draft or do ya just play with it as you fine tune your draft at the ash door?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90k

Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: h8fulhilbily On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:34 am

hey and for the great advice from coalstove .......stompin around and hollaring ==== an aguement at the hilbily's house
However that throwin sh#* down .....well THAT REALLY WORKS Had the whole house to myself fer a hour or so. :D :D :D
3 cheers for the coalstove dude .....thanks pal!!!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
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Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:04 am

Glad to hear you got it up and running, the barometric damper usually has some markes on the slide for the weight. Use the marks for a rough setting. Around .04" for your stove I think.

Greg L
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Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:09 am

h8fulhilbily wrote:... as you fine tune your draft at the ash door?


Stokers are made to operate with both doors closed, if I understand your post about the ash door you are leaving this open to get air through the stove? That is not a good idea. :sick: If I misunderstood...... never mind. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: h8fulhilbily On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:59 am

All doors are closed. and i did the match check on the ash door and draft is doing great for being roughed in. However i can't seem to get heat. I am sure or i think it's in my adjustments i just don't know where at ..lol my thermostat is about 10 ft away from the stove on an inside wall and i can't reach 80 degrees in the house? :shock: i have my coal feed adjusted all the way clockwise (which is in) and then i backed her out 2 full turns. Is there any adjustments to be made to the combustion motor?
i see what ya'll mean about timely adjustment ...takes about an hour give or take 15 mins. to see the full effects of those
i want some run ya out the house open the dam door heat......... ;)
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Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 pm

On your baro damper, it should be set around the .02 - .04 (2-4) position if you have the Field Controls type with the weight knob on it and it should be on the proper side (left or right) depending on Vertical or horizontal mounted. You may be loosing some heat up the chimney and that's why you may not be getting enough heat out of the stove.
It has to be adjusted properly with a manometer (draft gauge) hooked the stove.
It good you checked it with your match test, BUT, it could be drawing a lot more than you want it to and wasting heat up the chimney.

80 degrees! Wow, try to see if it will maintain 70-72 first. Make sure the thermostat is level and you can hear the stove thermostat relay click on/off when you adjust the thermostat temp up/down.

On a full burn when the thermostat is calling for heat, you should have about 1/2" - 1" of ash at the end of the grate, if you pushing hot coals off, back the adjust out (counter clockwise) about 1/2-1 turn and then let it settle for an hour or so and check it, it will take time to Dial-in the stove adjustments, just don't do major adjustments at once and always wait a while for it to settle back down.....

Keep us posted!! :)
WNY
 
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Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:59 pm

I have drawn a line in this photo try and adj the feed rate to bring the edge of the fire to approx this area or even a little more .

Part of blind draft adj. ( No Meter ) is getting stack temp right, with a full fire in the burn mode I like the stack about 3 feet above the stove so you are able to place your palm on it but hot enough that you can't hold it there for more than a second or two , if you can do that your in the ball park, but this is no permanent substitute for setting everything up with manometer .
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Re: Keystoker 90 first time firing

PostBy: h8fulhilbily On: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:40 pm

well fellers I'm up and running (I mean heating) on Anthracite Coal and she's doing great I am king agian my wife loves me and the kids think i'm great lol.
i got it like ya said with the ashes out to about 1-2 inches at a full burn coalstove . Thanks for the pic. It was 9 degrees last night at 2 am when i got home from work and a cool 78 in my house. :D
thanks for all the help guys.
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