A Few Questions

Re: A Few Questions

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:07 am

The bottom the the Koker will never get hot enough to bubble or burn paint.. the outer jacket of the furnace will always have paint on it.. the bottom of the Koker is more likely to damage the paint on the concrete by trapping moisture than by heat.

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Re: A Few Questions

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:40 am

Richard S. wrote:
jrn8265 wrote:3. Is it ok to place the unit directly on a piece of 3/4" plywoood that sits directly on a painted concrete floor?

Do you mean you want to place the stoker over a piece of plywood? Even if allowed I wouldn't consider doing that. I don't know about that particular unit but the larger stokers like the EFM's or my Van Wert don't have a bottom. Hot ashes could ignite the wood. Even if it has a bottom you're still running a risk. Any combustible material should be kept away from any stove that burns solid fuel.

FYI Richard all EFM Stoker boiler have a bottom on the base they are not opened bottom boiler's like AA GJ Wagner Van Wert lowline and so on all Keystoker's also has bottom's in them Oh and losch to
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Re: A Few Questions

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:52 am

Ahh, I thought the EFM's were open too. Don't really see the point though. ;)
Richard S.
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