Summerizing My Coal Stoker, Looking for Tips?

sauerzbr
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Top Vent
Location: Cherryville, PA

Post Mon. Mar. 17, 2008 7:02 am

Thanks everyone! Some great tips!

I am partial to CRC products as I've been using them for years on my marine engines. Great stuff and really does the job!

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BugsyR
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker
Location: Madison TWP, Pa

Post Fri. Apr. 18, 2008 9:32 am

Baking Soda and Water mix....what's the ratio everyone uses? How many parts BSoda to water? Does it matter?

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LsFarm
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Fri. Apr. 18, 2008 9:50 am

A box of soda to a two gallon bucket of water is what I use.

Greg L


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BugsyR
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker
Location: Madison TWP, Pa

Post Fri. Apr. 18, 2008 10:00 am

LsFarm wrote:A box of soda to a two gallon bucket of water is what I use.

Greg L
Thanks Greg.

szembek
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A120
Location: Upstate, NY

Post Wed. Jul. 30, 2008 9:14 am

I cleaned out my keystoker A120 last weekend, and found quite a bit of surface rust on the heat exchanger, and in the firebox. I think my biggest mistake was not disconnecting the stove pipe and cleaning the furnace immediately after the heating season. I got it cleaned out very well, and left the stove pipe disconnected (plugged the thimble) and am running my dehumidifier 24/7 with the stove doors and flue open. The grate and pusher mechanism look perfect, it's really just the heat exchanger and firebox walls that got surface rusty. I got as much ash out as I could, I think trying to clean around in the heat exchanger area with baking soda and water would be a complete and utter mess though. It's very hard to get in there. I have a can of the CRC 350, would it do any good to spray it on the already rusty areas? Should I scrape the flaking metal off of there first?

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