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A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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k9 Bara
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 5:20 pm

Thank you very much for all the assistance by the members here. Was a fun project. Ive only owned this 9 days. Was a Craigs list purchase, and a good deal. My dad helped a lot by sandblasting while I was working. It was definitely a fun and rewarding project. I hope to fire it tomorrow. Gotta go and get a couple pieces of black pipe to finish the install in my garage.
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Door glass, two bolts broke on removal
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George


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k9 Bara
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 5:23 pm

Sandblasting :D . Saves a lot of time.
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George

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k9 Bara
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 5:28 pm

Whoo Hoo, it's done! :D I think it came out well. I hope the SS bolts assit in removal for end of season cleanings.
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George

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k9 Bara
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 5:43 pm

A few misc. pictures. I (my dad is putting on some paint in the picture) put the brush on high heat rustoleum on the body. Used scotch bright on the top and sides to smoth the finish the re-painted with the rattle can of high heat. Went together real easy. Cant wait to fire it. Hope to run it all year. My garage is finished, 30' x 50' it had an oil forced air furnace until today. :)

Except for the elec motors which are working and sound fine, it's all new.
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George

Jerry & Karen
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Location: Berwick, pa
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Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 7:21 pm

Hi,
The stove looks great. I'll give you full price for it. HA HA
Karen
Valley Stove

Linc
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Joined: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 6:15 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Martville,NY

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 7:36 pm

Stove looks great. Keep me posted on how it heats your garage.

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k9 Bara
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Joined: Mon. Mar. 31, 2008 11:27 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 8:29 pm

Leisure Line wrote:Hi,
The stove looks great. I'll give you full price for it. HA HA
Karen
Valley Stove
LOL, DEAL! Just put it towards a HyFire II. :D Thanks again for the help Karen, it was very much appreciated.

Will do Linc, I'll give you a call.
Thanks,
George

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jeromemsn
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert
Location: Edwardsburg, Mi. 49112

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 8:38 pm

American made baby! Yep we can still make things that last. Good work K9 Bara.
The warmest people I know burn Coal! ©


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009to090
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 8:42 pm

Nice Job! It does look brand new! Enjoy.
Wow, those are some pretty knarlely welds from the factory. Must've had a trainee on the job, that day :D
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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eelhc
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 9:09 pm

Sandblasting really makes a big difference! The wire wheel on my Magnum Stoker restore was a PITA!

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k9 Bara
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Sun. Oct. 04, 2009 7:53 am

Thank you and yeah, the sand blasting was a huge time saver. Well off to an overpriced store :shock: to get a few pieces of duct so I can fire it.

George
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George

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k9 Bara
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Sun. Oct. 04, 2009 10:05 pm

Well, the test fire went well. It lit on the first try (good sign :) ) and worked just like it was supposed to. In speaking with Jerry of Leisure Line on the phone he said I would be impressed with the heat output he was right. I ran the stove for six hours at highest feed rate I could get without pushing hot coals off the end of the grate. I was able to get about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of ash before the end of grate. Stove performed great, very pleased. I did notice that the feeder motor arm raises when under a load. I will assume a bearing is starting to go but will try to learn more about it.

Now I just have to wait for the cold weather to get here and see if it can heat it up. Thank you again for the help and comments.

George
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George

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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
Location: Cuba, NY
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Post Mon. Oct. 05, 2009 8:57 am

looks perfect! SOunds like you have it almost "Dialed In" for optimum burning.

Yes, sometimes the plate moves up a bit, the plate or the pusher rod/bearing may not be perfectly level/even....as long as it's going back and forth, should work fine!

Once in while, You may hear a crunching or scraping sound when you get fines or small pieces caught under the grate, I have just dropped the motor down and move the plate back and forth by hand while pushing down and usually cleans it out. Be careful, you can push the fire off the grate if you push it too much. I have done it while it's burning, but not recommended.

Another Trick, sometimes you will get fines out from under the grate onto the motors, I had to put a cover over the combustion blower, since the fines for falling directly on the motor and can cause it fail if it gets into the bearings/shaft.
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

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k9 Bara
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Mon. Oct. 05, 2009 9:50 am

Thanks WNY,

I will keep an eye on the feeder shovel for sure. I like the fan cover idea, did the cover restrict the pulling of fresh air to push to the grate? What material did you use on the cover? Sheet metal?

George
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George

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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
Location: Cuba, NY
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Post Mon. Oct. 05, 2009 9:55 am

I just put a small piece of sheet metal or equal (just enough to cover the combustion motor Top) leave it open all around it, not to cover the entire motor or anything. Just enough to deflect any fines (if you have them kicking out from the pusher plate).

You may not even have the problem. Only one of my burners has the problem, the other is fine, go figure. Sometimes it just needs a good cleaning under the plate and you won't have the problem. Since yours is all clean and new, you may not even have the problem.

Good luck! :)
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer


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