Off and Running in the Raw Rain!!

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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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2
Location: Morgantown ,Penna

Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 4:32 pm

This morning at 05:30 I was awakened by heavy rain beating on the house.Time to get up anyway, so as I headed for the oatmeal, blink ,off goes the electric. So here we are in the rain,in the dark,and in a cool house. I lit the Aladdin lamp and pondered getting out to the generator in the rain to restore the power. Decided to have a cold breakfast first.Then about 1 1/2 hours later on came the electric. It was already being mentioned that the house was cold all over. When the lites came back on it was easy to see the 63 deg. registering on the thermostats. A stern warning by the Director of Homeland Tranquility was issued at that time. I headed down to the hardware department with my one match. Lucky for me that I have a two week supply of rice/buck left over from last year. About a half hour later the boiler was gaining temperature but did run for several hours before it felt totally comfortable in here.I was hoping to hold out until the end of October but the situation turned from conceptual to political very quickly on me and action was required. I am constantly pleased and amazed how simple and easy it is to manage this small Keystoker boiler.I enjoy this machine and look forward to another year of financial benefit from using it. Thanks Keystoker. Mike p.s. If you still have a cold boiler/stove look it over hard now and avoid startup trouble .A smooth easy startup can really take the heat off so to speak.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa

Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 4:52 pm

I take it the "Director of Homeland Tranquility " is pleased ????

Sounds like you will be getting a warm meal tonight and maybe a little desert ????? :inlove:

Good job.

Yeah I had to fire up the gas infared heaters at work today. Got to get that paint to dry.
And yes I like to work in just a t shirt.......

Master of "Trial and Error."

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 4:55 pm

Director of Homeland Tranquility
Oh, another xanex user - welcome.
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 5:21 pm

Oh God,Noooo! In my case it's Dr. Budweiser prescribing ! Glad to hear it worked out for you ! I happen to have a Finance Ministress at my Hovel... :lol:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 5:55 pm

At least your not in my shoes - cold showers for everyone until UPS arrives ...... NEXT WEEK! Hooray! :| :| :| :wtf:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 6:07 pm

2 wk supply of coal? Where is the rest?

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Post Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 7:41 am

You are right to point that out Rob,I have got to get hot and go up to the "region"just as soon as I get back from the engine show.The trailer was just inspected and is ready to go. I could wedge the trip in today but don't like trailerin' in the rain if it can be avoided,then there is the Hershey AACA [antique auto] meet this weekend,help a friend all day Monday etc etc. I guarantee it will get done well ahead of any more upper level directives.Right now, since the heat is on the "real heat" is off. :D Mike

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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG
Location: Lower Fox Valley = Wisconsin

Post Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 8:22 am

stovepipemike wrote: A stern warning by the Director of Homeland Tranquility was issued
When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
I have finally lost my mind. Don't bother to return it. It wasn't working properly anyway!

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