Leisure Line Ak- 110 or Keystoker Koker?

 
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Post by titleist1 » Sat. Mar. 14, 2015 9:44 am

Good question on the sqft including the basement. Coupled with that is whether the AK-110 loses a lot of radiant heat rather than sending it through the duct. I would guess not since it is a 'furnace' not a stove but an AK-110 (or 180 or 220) user can share their experience.

Whichever unit you get make sure to connect the return duct or you will be pulling cooler air from the basement to heat up as well as having less efficient air circulation through the upstairs.

Good that you have the insert for some additional BTU's if necessary or if you lose power making the stoker useless it will be useful as an emergency backup.

 
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Post by whistlenut » Sat. Mar. 14, 2015 10:14 am

I am assuming you already have adequate hot air system of ducting in place and merely are replacing the oil unit, Understand that the AK actually provides much more continuous heat simply because you always have a small fire on the grate. There is NO cold start like an oil unit, so residual heat is on tap all the time. This equates to having a bathroom 40 feet away from your hot water heater......it takes time to get hot water to the tap. We all have complained about that before.......soooooooo, the ducts never cool to room down completely, and therefore uniform heat distribution is a nice side benefit. The AK does not gobble coal either, these things are very frugal. IF you were concerned about making enough btus, you could go up one size to the AK180. I am not sure how cold it gets where you are, but I ALWAYS recommend to have some extra BTU production on tap....just in case. Do a little more homework, call Matt or Dave, read some owner reports.
As mentioned before, a generator might be a good part of your back-up plan if power loss is frequent. Either way, you will be more comfortable....warm basement if you want to add a duct or two, and don't forget to update the cold air return.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Sat. Mar. 14, 2015 12:29 pm

Threads merged and moved.

 
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Post by heatwithcoal » Sat. Mar. 14, 2015 1:20 pm

I installed a AK110 and am heating a 1650 raised ranch which includes 12x24 addition and a 1350 semi-insulated basement. I did all my own ductwork which includes 14" round trunk coming off the plenum and 8 outlets, the furthest of which is 55 feet and averages 90-100* coming out of register.Also putting in a return from main floor that connects to the airbox. I live in western MA. and have used 3.5 ton ($980) of rice/buckwheat coal this year. (the coldest feb on record). I heat the house to 70-71*. The basement is a nice 62-65 all winter unless I open a register on the main trunk and it get to 67ish. Of course I see my coal consumption go up doing that. All I know is that this furnace kicks a$$. Compare this to my alternative, electric baseboard.

Please pm me with questions, look up my posts on my entire build on this site, or if you are in the neighborhood, stop by.

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Post by Flyer5 » Thu. Mar. 19, 2015 11:21 am

The one thing I would like to add. :) Inside view.
110 furnace 008.JPG
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Post by hotblast1357 » Thu. Mar. 19, 2015 7:57 pm

That is just sick looking! And the boiler has those tubes also right?

 
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Post by Flyer5 » Thu. Mar. 19, 2015 9:01 pm

hotblast1357 wrote:That is just sick looking! And the boiler has those tubes also right?
Boiler is a totally different animal.

 
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Post by coalnewbie » Thu. Mar. 19, 2015 9:55 pm

Genius design, thank you Dave.

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Post by coalnewbie » Sun. Mar. 22, 2015 3:11 pm

....and so another chapter comes to an end. He just bought my AK110 and drove off and I just know he will be happy. He will take it home and fire it up and if he is not 100% happy he gets his money back and here I have put it in writing. He might need a little hand holding as he appears new to coal. Let us all wish him well and so the family gets bigger. As I have said before, quality always sells. Anybody want to buy a 2004 Buick Rendezvous 72000 miles only with a blown engine - I thought not??? (QED -Quod Erat Demonstrandum).

 
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Post by Flyer5 » Sun. Mar. 22, 2015 6:43 pm

coalnewbie wrote:....and so another chapter comes to an end. He just bought my AK110 and drove off and I just know he will be happy. He will take it home and fire it up and if he is not 100% happy he gets his money back and here I have put it in writing. He might need a little hand holding as he appears new to coal. Let us all wish him well and so the family gets bigger. As I have said before, quality always sells. Anybody want to buy a 2004 Buick Rendezvous 72000 miles only with a blown engine - I thought not??? (QED -Quod Erat Demonstrandum).
How many stoves for a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?

 
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Post by coalnewbie » Mon. Mar. 23, 2015 2:03 pm

How many stoves for a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?
I never thought of you, the Buick will make an excellent boat anchor for the company yacht.

 
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Post by Mitch » Sat. Jun. 27, 2020 2:40 am

I just bought a leisureline ak-110 about a month ago to replace my old add on wood stove. I was assured that it would more than handle my old 1,800sq 2 story with a full basement that isnt included in the sq. I'll be installing the chimney liner next week.

 
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Post by McGiever » Sat. Jun. 27, 2020 5:21 pm

Why do you want a liner?

*Search* liner and sit back and read.

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