Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

PostBy: heatwithcoal On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:03 pm

I am considering replacing my two stokers with a Keystoker A125 for my raised ranch. Can anybody give me any feedback on experiences they have had with them? Goods, bads? Anyone currently heating with one? What size dwelling?

Thanks

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

Re: Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:18 pm

Is that a warm air furnace ?...Im not familiar with that model
..we heat with a koker A150 furnace..New this year....couldnt be happier
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

PostBy: heatwithcoal On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:22 pm

yes, from what i understand it is an older warm air furnace and the A150 replaced it. Also looking for any advise on inspecting, i.e. knowing what to look for when 'kicking its tires' I am familiar with stokers but a furnace is a whole new experience for me.
heatwithcoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: AK-110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: AK-110

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:53 pm

With a proper hot air distribution system this would easily heat your place, and probably use less coal than you already use now. :)

Corrosion is the biggest thing to look for, more so in corners and angled joints.

Grates can be warped or cracked, blower can be out of balance, gearbox can be worn, timer can have issues, baffle plate can lose hooks for support, fan and motors can be worn...these all can be repaired but cost money...corrosion, not repaired easily.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:11 pm

We are heating about 3300 sq. ft of living space
...plus an additional 1000sq. ft of un finished basement (the basement is only kept at 62 or so)
tho we are still "under construction"..the A150 has performed quite well.
I wasnt able to finish siding before cold weather hit...and a large part of the house wont get the stone exterior til spring...and not to mention insulation in the basement to be done
....my point is...i cant imagine this furnace working any easier...but when the house is complete..i know it will.
The last couple of days have been a test (last 3mornings in a row below 0 outside...with plenty of wind)
...and it just keeps on pouring out the heat.
I wish i could tell you what to look for as far as used ones go...but other than what mcgiever stated...just do your homework
..what i can tell you is..no matter what you heat with...true comfort is going to depend on an adequate heat distribution system.....this is KEY.
...hope this has helped
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

PostBy: heatwithcoal On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:36 pm

rigar,
So this is with the a150 correct? this sounds very promising but i guess i am wondering about the a125, its age and actual legacy. i.e. is it actually predecessor to a150, actual BTU output, quality, era this was built in etc...

keep the experiences coming...

Thanks,

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

Re: Keystoker A125; Please Give Experiences

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:03 pm

I actually have to contact Keystone myself actually...
I will ask about the 125...see what they sa
... The A150 has an OUTPUT rating of 150 000 btu / hour
...i have a feeling that its actually more...
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Visit Lehigh Anthracite