ketstoker feed rate doesn't reduce very fast

ketstoker feed rate doesn't reduce very fast

PostBy: DJW On: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:00 pm

I have a keystoher 105. with coal-trol. my questions is. when the house comes up to set temp the FR (feed rate) seems to work back to it's set speed very slowly.is that normal? why? i would think that once the thermo. reaches the set temp that the feed would slow down right away.it can take maybe 30min. to go from say 35 to 5.anyone know why.
thanks, djw
DJW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker 105
Stove/Furnace Model: 105

Re: ketstoker feed rate doesn't reduce very fast

PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:54 pm

This is normal. Our control works in part by smoothing out our response to temperature changes. We make slow changes to feedrate in order to avoid producing wide swings in room temperature around the setpoint. This provides a very steady room temp once it has settled on the setpoint temperature, but it does mean there will be some delay in feedrate response when settling at a new setpoint.
pvolcko
 

More Questions on Keystoker and Coal-Trol

PostBy: jackcoyle On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:41 pm

Hi folks. I have a Keystoker Hearth model with a control-trol. Many questions here. I'll try and keep it simple. My goal here is to get as much heat out of this baby as possible, safely, of course. In a simple world how best do I accomplish that. I have set the stove up using the pre-sets prescribed by the coal-trol book. Can I set the MAX higher that 75? Will that give me more heat?

What is the science behind Feed rate? Are they tweakable?

I installed a barometric damper. It is set between 2 and 4. On a hearth model, when that baby is set it is no mean feat to adjust it. (It is behind the stove inside the fireplace's firebox. This by way of observation.)

Many thanks.

jack coyle
NEPA
jackcoyle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth Model

Re: ketstoker feed rate doesn't reduce very fast

PostBy: DJW On: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:06 am

thank you pvolcko for the low down, the trol is working like a champ,love it
DJW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker 105
Stove/Furnace Model: 105