concretewolf wrote:I went to Keystoker's factory to check out the Kaa2 and K6. They told me they could both be direct vented. I was quoted $4,000.00 for a Kaa2 with the direct vent kit and all controls to operate the boiler. As I don't have a chimney I am seriously considering the kaa2 with the direct vent. Does any one here have any experience direct venting a boiler .
concretewolf wrote:My oil boiler is direct vented, my house has NO chimney! That is why the keystoker seems so attractive. I was concerned with what happens to the gases when idling, keystoker kaa2 comes with a timer that fires the boiler every 15 minutes or so regardless of the load being pulled, this is what I understand keeps it lit. All this is second hand knowledge as I have no experience with coal boilers. I need to learn.
coal berner wrote:With any coal stoker / boiler you will need a Timer on it to run in the summer time to keep the fire going Most will be
a 30min or a 1 hr. timer if you use a 30min timer you will set it to run 2 to 3 min every 30min A 1 hr. timer would be
4 to 6 min on the Hour Now some will be less or some might be more It will depend on a few things How well is your draft in the Chimney and how Much hot water you use if you are heating hot water with the stoker The more hot water you use well then you would set the timer for less mins per 30mins or less mins on the 1hr.timer because the fire will be firing more to heat the water if you do not use a lot of water then you would set the timers to run more mins on the 1 hr. timer and the same goes for the 30min timer You will have to find the right setting when you hook the stoker/boiler up Not every ones will be the same Some will be more some will be less
syncmaster wrote:Can the coal stoker stay lit if no one calls for heat or hot water for 2 days?.