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Post by McGiever » Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 4:40 pm

Anlott410 wrote:
Thu. Oct. 15, 2020 3:40 pm
I'm a little confused by that. You said once the combustion fan shuts off. I didwnt think the combustion fan ever shuts off? Isn't that the fan blowing air under the coal bed? It runs constantly. I'm sure I'm just misunderstanding.
If one didn't use a wall thermostat to cycle the stoker ON & OFF THEN the fan must run constant...and also the stoker feed constant, but both at a modest setting according to outside temps.

 
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Post by WNY » Fri. Oct. 16, 2020 6:40 pm

My keystoker 90 combustion fan runs all the time, the idle box will move the stoker 2 mins every 10 mins, the thermostat should override the idle box and the stoker should run all the time until the thermostat is satisfied and then go back to the idle timer.
if the thermostat is not turned up high enough it will not kick in and keep the stoker running. at least on mine.


 
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Post by Anlott410 » Fri. Oct. 16, 2020 8:18 pm

Yea, my combustion fan runs 24/7 otherwise the fire would go out. When my thermostat calls for heat the pusher bar motor turns on and feeds coal until the thermostat is satisfied at which time it turns off. I'm still not sure what this has to do with my question. I understand how the stove in general works. I've had it for 8 years now. My question was because this year I've ran into problems and needed some guidance but as of now I'm dealing with the draft. I set the draft at .25 on full burn. I have already noticed it go up sense it's been idling for a couple of hours. It's around.035 not at idle. I was trying to figure out if this was ok or not. Now I'm assuming it will run high and then when it calls for heat it will drop back down hopefully. This forum is awesome and everyone on here knows what they are talking about.

 
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Post by WNY » Sat. Oct. 17, 2020 9:53 am

Ok.
the draft will vary some with more heat or less heat and/or depending on outside temperatures. On my Direct vent. I set mine around .04-.05 with a gauge hooked up all the time. and usually if it starts getting lower (.02-.03), my direct vent/pipe needs cleaned out. usually can go about 3 months or so. I have the combustion blower set to factory white line and adjust the Direct Vent for proper draft. I have my sense point on the side of the stove about 1/2 way.

I;ve had mine almost 20 years and never had a problem with draft/back burn or hopper fire. Always do a good cleaning, check all gaskets and seals, maintain proper draft, oil motors, etc....
just fired it up a couple weeks ago.

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