Installing a hot air jacket this weekend. Drill bit ??

Installing a hot air jacket this weekend. Drill bit ??

PostBy: vegeta_ban On: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Hi all,

I am going to be installing my hot air jacket for my Pocono bottom vent this weekend. Will I need any type of special drill bit to make starter holes for the self tapping screws that came with the hot air jacket? Since the stoker is made of such strong metal I'm thinking it might need a special bit. Also what would be the best hole size to drill for the screws?

Thank you & have a great weekend
vegeta_ban
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono bottom vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice is so nice
Other Heating: Oil, yuk on the price

Re: Installing a hot air jacket this weekend. Drill bit ??

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:56 pm

No drill bit needed. Just a good drill with a 5/16" driver.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Installing a hot air jacket this weekend. Drill bit ??

PostBy: vegeta_ban On: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Flyer5 wrote:No drill bit needed. Just a good drill with a 5/16" driver.

Wow thank you for the quick response :!: I can't wait to install it because I've been just heating the basement up to 78-82*F then letting the heat come up the basement stairs. I finally got all the ducting in to put it in the cold air return but I might try the below.

What do you think of putting it into the hot air duct supply line from the hot air jacket and letting it go out to my registers at a nice slow flow but constantly flowing with the basement door as my cold air return.

Also since this is such an excellent stoker I'm thinking of upgrading next year to a Leisure Line furnace or boiler with the oil backup. I'm very happy with the Leisure Line product I have.

Haha to the oil company.
vegeta_ban
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono bottom vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice is so nice
Other Heating: Oil, yuk on the price

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Re: Installing a hot air jacket this weekend. Drill bit ??

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:57 pm

the Jacket will help a lot!

I made my own for my HyFire and it really pushes the heat upstairs and the basement is much cooler.
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: Installing a hot air jacket this weekend. Drill bit ??

PostBy: vegeta_ban On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:12 pm

WNY wrote:the Jacket will help a lot!

I made my own for my HyFire and it really pushes the heat upstairs and the basement is much cooler.

Hi WNY, do you use the blowers that came with your Highfire? Also do you send the heated air through the cold or hot air return?

Thanks
vegeta_ban
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono bottom vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice is so nice
Other Heating: Oil, yuk on the price

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