K8 stoker

K8 stoker

PostBy: black dog On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:23 pm

I just lite my boiler today and i have a few questions about it.
How long should time timer be set from run cycle to run cycle and how long should the cycle run for.
The next question is what should my gauges read Right know the press. is 25 and the temp is 210. Any help would be appreciate.

Thanks Gary

P.S. Been watching and reading this sight for some time and helped me alot.
black dog
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K8

Re: K8 stoker

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:47 am

I'm a complete coal newbie, but think 210 is too high. See what the manual says about how to lower it. I'd think 180 tops, but if it slid to 190 now & then, OK.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: K8 stoker

PostBy: black dog On: Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:38 pm

I found out what i was doing wrong. I had the timer coming on to long and the boiler was to hot for the water to circulate. Now the boiler runs 15 seconds every 15 min.
black dog
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K8