Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:22 pm

Starting my stove, a Pocono BV, I just set the coal trol to Feed 10, made sure there was coal on the grate, threw a mouse on top with some coal on top of that and lit her up. The convection fan almost blew the mouse bag out but she went. Anyone use different settings on their control when lighting their stove?
Cold_Mainer
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:49 pm

I dont change any settings on the Coal-trol, I just bury the mouse under a pile of coal half way up the grate, light it, close the door, and turn on the power switch. Presto... !
JohnnyAsbury
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:10 pm

Just make sure your set temp is below the room temp, so it doesn't keep feeding and push your mouse or hot coals off before it gets burning good.

I actually turn the stoker off (with a separately wired switch) until it gets going, but a mouse or charcoal works for me.
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: Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:17 pm

I just set the TS2 to Min Feed and light the stove. Shovel in a few scoops of coal once the charcoal is going then put the stat back to normal.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:51 pm

WNY wrote:Just make sure your set temp is below the room temp, so it doesn't keep feeding and push your mouse or hot coals off before it gets burning good.

I actually turn the stoker off (with a separately wired switch) until it gets going, but a mouse or charcoal works for me.


And thats what happened.......pushed some of the coal off the grates into the ash pan.
Cold_Mainer
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: heatwithcoal On: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:56 am

The first 2 times I started mine, I used the Feed 10. The last time I just buried the mouse on the grate, put the dam in place, lit the fuse and turned on the control box without turning on the Feed 10 at the thermostat. After a few minutes I removed the dam. That was it. I think next time I have to restart I will try it without the dam.

Mark
heatwithcoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: AK-110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: AK-110

Re: Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: morrisfamily3098 On: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:30 pm

i use lump coal. First i unplug the feeder motor. Then for lighting the stove i use a horseshoe band (a band of metal U shaped about 1 in tall) throw a hand full of lump coal on th grate. I light it with my handy dandy propane torch and let it burn for about 2 min. Once good and hot i throw a shovel of rice coal on top of the coals 2 min more then plug in the feeder. this works the best for me. i do not make the band so tight that the coal cant push it off. the next time i dump the ashes i retrieve the horseshoe.
morrisfamily3098
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire2

Re: Starting the Stove Using the Coal-Trol

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:49 pm

av8r wrote:I just set the TS2 to Min Feed and light the stove. Shovel in a few scoops of coal once the charcoal is going then put the stat back to normal.


I should amend this...I no longer set the stat to anything other than "on"...put some cowboy charcoal about 1/2 way up the grate, turn the stove on, light the charcoal, let it get going and throw on a few handfuls of coal.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos