Hyfire II First Burn Concerns

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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Post Fri. Nov. 28, 2008 9:48 pm

Cold_Mainer wrote:So what exactley do you accomplish by turning the "Min" up?
A larger and hotter idle fire.
Take Care and God Bless
Rick

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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
Location: Cuba, NY
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Post Sat. Nov. 29, 2008 4:57 pm

One change on the settings of MIN, can vary the exhaust temp by about 10 degrees. If you have a problem with draft or warm days, you may have to raise 1 or 2 to keep the fire going. But min=8 is a good starting point.
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

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Post Sun. Nov. 30, 2008 11:34 am

Finally settled on min 6 max 40, just like the manual says.
I think I found the ideal setting on my furnace fan limit relay.
Thermostat @ 69 degrees, house always within 1-2 degrees of that.
Estimate burning 25-30 lbs. per day with outside temps between 20-35 degrees.
I don't miss wood at all.
Thanks for all the help, maybe I can return the favor as I become a seasoned coal burner.

Ohiocoal


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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
Location: Cuba, NY
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Post Sun. Nov. 30, 2008 1:13 pm

You must have a small house and well insulated, I think I rip thru about 60-80#'s a day to keep it 68-70. But it works much better with my heat jacket, just need to figure out a way to get more heat ducts upstairs without cutting up the floor.!!
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

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Post Tue. Feb. 03, 2009 7:03 am

Ohiocoal wrote:I had a Hyfire II with heat jacket and the Coal-trol TS2 thermostat installed last spring by my Leisure Line dealer.

I have 6" stove pipe connected to a baro damper( set @ 4 )which then goes to my 8" stainless steel chimney.
Ohiocoal
Are you required to have an 8" diameter chimney, or did you already have it? Is it the 316 Stainless Steel? If it is not that number, have you seen any deterioration? I have an 8" Dura Vent single wall SS inside the brick chimney; designed for wood smoke, so I wonder how long it will last.

Have any members used a Stainless Steel pipe not designed for coal; and got many years of use?

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Post Sat. Dec. 19, 2009 6:20 am

Hello Dave, I am in Cuba on Wednesday's and I would like to purchase some Amsoil from you. Where are you located or how can I get in touch with you? Thanks, Jason

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