Convection Fan Plugged Directly Into Wall???

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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Shibby160
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Post Thu. Jan. 12, 2012 10:48 pm

Is it ok to have the convection fan plugged into the wall at all times??? For some reason mine seems to run smoother this way. Thanks!!

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2001Sierra
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Thu. Jan. 12, 2012 11:04 pm

Should not be a problem. I assume the Coal-trol is cycling it and annoying you with the noise created at different speeds. The convection blower on high can help even the heat out by simply moving air around the residence. I have considered doing it with my Keystoker in the colder months.

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Post Thu. Jan. 12, 2012 11:10 pm

Thats exactly it!!!! It was making a rattling noise plugged into the coal-trol. I figured it was a piece of coal, but before I went thru the trouble of taking the hopper off...I plugged it into the wall and it ran quiet. Go figure. Thanks!


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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
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Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Thu. Jan. 12, 2012 11:23 pm

I have sometimes put my Coal-trol in Manfan mode and increased it to 99 to solve this issue. Just note it only maintains this mode until a real call for heat also demands 99 and then the Coal-trol takes back control of the convection fan and the routine returns. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Post Thu. Jan. 12, 2012 11:28 pm

I have an older model coal-trol with no manual setting. I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't cause an electrical issue.

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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
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Post Fri. Jan. 13, 2012 6:26 am

Should not be a problem. Some of the older coaltrols, you can tap the menu button once (look for FSA) and press the up/down arrows (raise or lower FSM Fan Speed Manual) and adjust it that way.

Also, make sure the FINS are clean and not causing the vibration when it runs.
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Post Fri. Jan. 13, 2012 7:31 pm

Fans have resonate values, the control selects a speed and if that blower housing has some sort of resonate frequency with the blower speed (that has the squirrel cage rotating ), you gottom big noise. :mad:

Quite complex, I don't know any more than that , plus I got D in Calculus. :punk:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Sun. Jan. 15, 2012 1:01 pm

On the Econo using the old firm ware Tstat (no MANFAN) plugging the fan into the wall during lighting and situations when the fan is making noise due to running slow will make it last much longer. You can get your Tstat upgraded to the new firmware (contact Automation Correct) in the spring when you don't need the stove.
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Post Sun. Jan. 15, 2012 1:06 pm

I don't know about all these solutions, but I think if it were me, I 'll make sure to find the materials to build me another good wall like that !

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