Installing a Hot Air Jacket This Weekend. Drill Bit ??

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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vegeta_ban
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono bottom vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice is so nice
Other Heating: Oil, yuk on the price
Location: Stroudsburg, Pa

Post Fri. Jan. 18, 2013 12:24 pm

Hi all,

I am going to be installing my hot air jacket for my Pocono bottom vent this weekend. Will I need any type of special drill bit to make starter holes for the self tapping screws that came with the hot air jacket? Since the stoker is made of such strong metal I'm thinking it might need a special bit. Also what would be the best hole size to drill for the screws?

Thank you & have a great weekend

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Post Fri. Jan. 18, 2013 12:56 pm

No drill bit needed. Just a good drill with a 5/16" driver.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono bottom vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice is so nice
Other Heating: Oil, yuk on the price
Location: Stroudsburg, Pa

Post Fri. Jan. 18, 2013 5:39 pm

Flyer5 wrote:No drill bit needed. Just a good drill with a 5/16" driver.
Wow thank you for the quick response :!: I can't wait to install it because I've been just heating the basement up to 78-82*F then letting the heat come up the basement stairs. I finally got all the ducting in to put it in the cold air return but I might try the below.

What do you think of putting it into the hot air duct supply line from the hot air jacket and letting it go out to my registers at a nice slow flow but constantly flowing with the basement door as my cold air return.

Also since this is such an excellent stoker I'm thinking of upgrading next year to a Leisure Line furnace or boiler with the oil backup. I'm very happy with the Leisure Line product I have.

Haha to the oil company.


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WNY
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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 Fri. Jan. 18, 2013 5:57 pm

the Jacket will help a lot!

I made my own for my HyFire and it really pushes the heat upstairs and the basement is much cooler.
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pocono bottom vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice is so nice
Other Heating: Oil, yuk on the price
Location: Stroudsburg, Pa

Post Sat. Jan. 19, 2013 2:12 pm

WNY wrote:the Jacket will help a lot!

I made my own for my HyFire and it really pushes the heat upstairs and the basement is much cooler.
Hi WNY, do you use the blowers that came with your Highfire? Also do you send the heated air through the cold or hot air return?

Thanks

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