Keystoker HF Insert 70/90

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Koko
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Joined: Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 3:21 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Morso
Other Heating: Oil

Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 3:48 pm

Hello, I am new to the forum, however I have been burning coal for several years. I currently have the small Morso Squirrel placed into my fireplace. This is a very small stove, only holds 5 lbs. of fuel, compared to my previous coal stoves, but it does a fairly good job, rated at 30,000 BTUs and will heat 750 sq ft. I am looking to replace the Morso with a Keystoker HF 70/90 insert into my fireplace which is very small. The opening measures 25" wide, 16 1/2" deep and 27 1/2" high, actually it was used with an old coal grate & canal coal, my house was built around 1889. Does anyone on the forum have a Keystoker insert currently in used ? If so, can you provide some rating for this unit. I have spoken to the reps at Keystoker, but would really like to know how well this type of insert is actually performing for a coal burner. Thanks.

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 5:10 am

Welcome.

I don't recall seeing any information about the HF inserts on the forum. The freestanding HF stoves have gotten great reviews, they are supposed to be a very well built stove.

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Koko
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Joined: Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 3:21 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Morso
Other Heating: Oil

Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 8:04 am

Rob R
Thanks so much for your reply, appreciate the input.

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