Keystoker problem

smotts
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoaker 105,000 BTU direct vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthracite

Post By: smotts » Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 9:23 pm

Mine keeps the coal bed about as thick as those sidewalls are tall. So ~2".

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Post By: TheRaven » Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Are you saying the distance from the grate to the bottom of that plate (the opening for the coal) should be 2-3/4”? Because mine is abou 1-1/2”
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2001Sierra
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post By: 2001Sierra » Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 9:27 pm

TheRaven wrote:
Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Are you saying the distance from the grate to the bottom of that plate (the opening for the coal) should be 2-3/4”?
YES

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oliver power
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-2310), D.S. 1600 Circulator
Location: Near Dansville, NY

Post By: oliver power » Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 10:31 pm

I just looked at my Keystoker Kaa-2 stoker. My plate also sticks straight out, and even with the top of grate sides. So, there's your problem....... :lol:

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 By: samhill » Mon. Oct. 15, 2018 9:38 am

I have a 160 & that top plate is attached to the frame above if I recall correctly, mine had come loose several seasons ago I think there are two screw holes that go into holes from the bottom up. I was able to feel for the holes (with furnace off & cold naturally) & reattach mine with some short countersunk stove bolts.

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Post By: TheRaven » Mon. Oct. 15, 2018 11:03 am

Got a hold of keystoker today and they confirmed the coal bed should be nearly to the top of the side rails and the plate I’m referring to should be around 2-1/2”. Gonna see if I can get that plate bent up and fire back up tonight

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Post By: TheRaven » Mon. Oct. 15, 2018 5:38 pm

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This is after about an hour of running with the feed all the way up and the air shutter open around half way maybe a little less. Does this look right? I appreciate all the input and help with this

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2001Sierra
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post By: 2001Sierra » Mon. Oct. 15, 2018 9:57 pm

Looks good, should really check your draft with manometer.

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Post By: TheRaven » Tue. Oct. 16, 2018 7:04 am

I have a power vent, after that photo I sealed the stove pipe joints and now it looks a thousand times better, I think It’s gonna work out good

Ttem27
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Post By: Ttem27 » Fri. Oct. 26, 2018 10:52 am

I have a power vent as well on mine. Took me two years but played with the draft to maximize the burn on my stove. I would definitely try and check where your draft is at. Mine was way off to start, may help you get a little better burn out of the stove

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