New Koker-Lite

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.
samhill
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75
Location: Linesville, Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 4:32 pm

It's not bad hauling in these parts, nothing much that you could call a hill , little if any traffic in winter & mostly all secondary roads so there is no pressure of keeping up with traffic or anything like that, throw the four ways on & take your time. 8-)
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kirklehook
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker-Lite
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 5:18 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:The Keystoker website says that the Lite is 25" inches deep, is that right?
It is. 25" deep, 26" wide, 44" tall (minus hopper and motor).

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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 7:52 pm

Member "WoodHog" just installed a new Koker Lite in November. Heating about 2,000 sq ft with no problems. Best of Both Worlds?

Tie it into your main trunk with ductwork as big as the rectangeller hole in the top of the furnace. Make sure to tie the blower inlet to your return duct too, or the heat may not distribute well.
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He is a first time coal burner and he was smart enough to put a 5 ton coal bin next to the Koker Lite and get it filled in November. I've been burning coal for years and I have to go out tomorrow to get my third load this season!

-Don
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samhill
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75
Location: Linesville, Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 8:02 pm

SD, where is his exhaust going, looks like thru the wall but there is something else running from the other furnace area.
That one looks more like a Koker 160 with the glass door, nice clean looking install. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 8:18 pm

It goes into a masonary chimney. We "T" 'ed the oil burner in with it at first. After WoodHog realized he didn't want to burn oil anymore he capped off the oil burner. Heres a shot of the two hooked up. I don't have a shot of the current capped off settup.
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That little furnace does a great job. 90,000BTU, you realy don't need more than that for most houses. Other than loosing the fire due to a power outage, it has been ZERO problems. And this is someone who never burned coal before. It also seems to be very good on coal, I think he has a good 2.5 ton left. The Polar Vortex eat all my coal!

-Don
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved by lighting something on fire.


samhill
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75
Location: Linesville, Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 8:33 pm

I've had zero problems with my 160 except the glass getting dirty but even at 66 I kind of enjoy going down & adding coal & checking. :)
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jrn8265
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160
Location: Near Coal Country, PA

Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 10:27 am

Samhill, $55 to replace the glass!! Gotta be able to see the fire or its no fun!! :)

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Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 105

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 11:17 am

This is my second heating season on my koker lite and am very pleased with it. 2.5 ton of coal so far this year. I put this unit in to stop using my hot air propane furnace and have not used it since. ONE VERY HAPPY COAL BURNER.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 8:05 pm

strez,

Your Koker Lite looks totaly different than Kirklehook's and WoodHog's. Keystoker must have made a lot of changes over the last Two years.

-Don
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved by lighting something on fire.

strez123
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Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 105

Post Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 6:58 am

YES Don mine started out looking the same : I fabricated a hot air jacket around the unit. IF you do a search koker 105 hot air jacket there is more info.


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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 6:56 pm

The Koker Lite looked fantastic to me a few days ago (even horizontal), but the more pictures I see of them the more fantastic they look. I like the fact that it doesn't have any glass windows to mess with. If my home had forced air heat I think one of these would be the ticket.
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StokerDon
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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 8:48 pm

Good job strez,

With that setup your capturing and distributing more of your heat. And using less of it to heat your basement!

-Don
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved by lighting something on fire.

kirklehook
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker-Lite
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio

Post Thu. Mar. 06, 2014 11:30 am

Had a fella come by last week. We tapped into to my main supply trunk with an 8" round. Due to the main supply "T"-ing at my propane unit, it doesn't want to sent hot air to the opposite side from where we tapped-in at. He's coming by tomorrow and building a rectangle plenum on top of the Koker, then running (2) 8" lines off of that (one going to each side of my old unit). Going to see about drawing from the cold-air returns too instead of out of the basement. Wish me luck!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Fri. Mar. 07, 2014 7:04 pm

That return air hookup will draw hot air into the rooms at the far end of the run. It does this by removing the cold air from those rooms. I hope it works out for ya!

Post some photos.

-Don
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