Perfect Burn???

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 Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 12:20 pm

i just hooked up my pioneer rear vent. got everything hooked up and fired according to the fireup instructions. the coal trol is set to the default settings.
any tips on what the perfect burn should look like on the grate. where should the the burn be? how big? right now its about 4.5in. up from edge and about 2in. of hot coals. and the coals don't look to be fully burned. any help would be greatly appriencated thanks ron

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Post Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 7:12 pm

Hi Ron,
Give the stove and coal-trol a few days to settle in. If you have questions there's plenty of help here.
Thanks for your purchase,

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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
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Post Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 7:38 pm

Sounds about right, full burn should have about 1" of ash and maybe 3-5" burning coals, the flames may rise pretty high, but that's okay.
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

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Post Sun. Dec. 28, 2008 7:41 pm

It all depends on the temp outside. You'll get it all dialed in - give it time.
Disclaimer: I'm not an expert in any coal or plumbing related field. I only post my own experiences, research and common sense. If you choose to use any of the information in this post or any other post you do so at your own risk.

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