Keeping Lid Off Hopper?

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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spc
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer
Location: Rhode Island

Post Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 9:49 am

Is it dangerous to keep the lid off the hopper?
Stephen
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos
Location: Near Owego, NY

Post Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 10:38 am

Supposedly, with the lid off and under certain conditions you could encourage a hopper fire.
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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 Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 11:50 am

many run with it off....my keystoker has vents in it, so it really doesn't matter whether its on or off. I run with it off most of the time to see the coal and fill it. It's in the garage, so looks don't matter to me. Never had a hopper fire.
- Dave
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer
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Post Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 11:50 am

Lid off doesn't mean squat! I will look for a quote from Jerry.
Here is a quote from Jerry

"No need to keep the lid on. We have the lid to prevent coal dust from flying around. It's your preference to go topless.
Good question,
Jerry LLS"
Take Care and God Bless
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent
Location: thompson , ohio

Post Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 7:55 pm

I put mine on the shelf after about 2 months running it last year. I can mound up the coal and get more in. lol
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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 7:17 am

Thanks guys, its nice to walk by & just peek in.
Stephen
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