Hyfire

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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Kim
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HyFire
Coal Size/Type: rice

Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 4:41 pm

I have a HyFire. The burn band has always been in the middle of the grates - until recently. The band has moved nearly to the top of the grate - near where it feeds out. How do I get it back toward the middle?

Thanks,
Kim

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Dennis
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size
Location: Pottstown,Pa

Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 5:53 pm

Hi Kim and welcome,have you changed any setting and have you cleaned your Hyfire recently.Please respond so more qualified people familiar with stove can help out.Don't let the fire creep up into the hopper.

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Coal Size/Type: rice
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Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 5:54 pm

that is normal when thermostat is not calling for heat.

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Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 5:59 pm

Kim wrote:I have a HyFire. The burn band has always been in the middle of the grates - until recently. The band has moved nearly to the top of the grate - near where it feeds out. How do I get it back toward the middle?

Thanks,
Kim
Hey, Kim, welcome to the forum.

Have you ever cleaned out underneath the grate? You can build up quite a bit of fines (particles of ash) which can impeded the air flow from the fan, causing a change in the burn pattern of the coal.


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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
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Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 6:18 pm

yes, it will burn towards the back of the grates when it's idling.

Also, make sure your grate holes are cleaned out like suggested and make sure your gaskets are all good. YOu also need to make sure under the grates is also clean and there is no ash buildup that can cause the airflow to decrease.
- Dave
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Kim
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Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 8:32 pm

Dennis wrote:Hi Kim and welcome,have you changed any setting and have you cleaned your Hyfire recently.Please respond so more qualified people familiar with stove can help out.Don't let the fire creep up into the hopper.
As a matter of fact, I just cleaned the stove. I took the grates out and cleaned the whole stove. I did not replace the gaskets on the end of the grates toward the hopper. The gaskets did fall off. The settings remained about the same. 4 min and 40 max

Kim

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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 8:36 pm

Replacing the gaskets will "probably" fix the issue.
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Kim
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Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 9:06 pm

Thanks, I will replace the gaskets and see what happens. One more question - I have a heat shield on the stove. It is vented into the cold air return of my furnace and I use my furnace blower fan to distribute the heat. I have unplugged my convection fan because I don't need it. Is that OK?

Kim


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Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 9:26 pm

Those gaskets are probably the most important on the stove. Replace them before burning any more. You will ruin the carpets or burn back into the hopper.
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Kim
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Post Sun. Dec. 22, 2013 11:47 am

Replacing the gaskets solved my issue with the burn band being so close to the hopper. After thinking about it, I assume that without the gasket the air was getting through to high (near the hopper) thus causing the problem. Thank you for everyone's prompt help.

Kim

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Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sun. Dec. 22, 2013 12:36 pm

Thank You for the Feedback on you're problem! It's nice to know how it all ends. You'd be surprised how you've helped others. Glad you acted on this and took care of the 'Ye Olde Hyfire ! :dancing:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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