Max feed rate?

Max feed rate?

PostBy: lizzy49 On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:44 pm

What is the highest setting that anyone has their max feed rate set at with the coal- trol thermostat?? Just curious??
lizzy49
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Max feed rate?

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:52 pm

It will depend on the brand of stove and how far the stoker moves.
If brand X stoves stoker carpet moves back and forth 3 inches it will require a different setting than a brand Y stove whos stoker carpet moves back and forth 1 inch. Just set yours to keep the grate full of red hot coals all but the last inch when set at the max setting. My max setting is 38.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Max feed rate?

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:02 am

It all depends on the stove. Check the owners manual, it has recommended setting for different Mfr's stoves. Each one has it own way of feeding and the max on your stove can be way different then other ones.
I can go about 48 on my Hyfire, otherwise it starts pushing hot coals off the grate.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Max feed rate?

PostBy: coldwind On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:27 am

The LL Pioneer I have has been running about a week and a half. Been slowly raising max, up to 50 now and at 100% FR still has almost 4" of ash till end of grate.
coldwind
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer LE

Re: Max feed rate?

PostBy: lizzy49 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:23 am

Thanks for the input. I have a pioneer LL and it is set at min5 and max48, when calling for heat I still have 3 inches of ash at the end but it is not really cold here yet, I guess the best time to set the max would be when it gets real cold and the stove is cranking hard for heat.
lizzy49
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Max feed rate?

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:35 pm

Yes, as long you don't have hot coal falling off, you should be okay for now, you may be able to bump it up 1-2 at a time once it gets cold and it is cranking.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Max feed rate?

PostBy: xackley On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:39 pm

I have mine at 60. When it gets cold enough that the stove is calling for 99% feed rate, keep turning up max until you have a full grate, but no hot coals fall off the end.
xackley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono