Keystoker KA-6 Journey Begins

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Wiz
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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 7:46 pm

I finally finished my journey,looking forward in start saving $$$$. It was a costly adventure but in the long haul it'll pay for itself. Keeping money from going oversea, all fittings,iron pipe are made in the USA.

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Rob R.
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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Looks great! When are you "striking the match?"

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Wiz
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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 8:18 pm

Rob R. wrote:Looks great! When are you "striking the match?"
Tomorrow going to fire it up to make sure all is working correctly.

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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 8:53 pm

:D :) :shock: :D: 8-)

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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 9:35 pm

Looks awesome Wiz, nice clean set up!

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sterling40man
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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 10:48 pm

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!! :)

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lsayre
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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 6:05 am

You're going to love it! Good looking setup!!!

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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 8:19 am

Looks good. Remember set it up per Keystokers base line settings for timer and feed adjustment and tweak it slowly if needed. You have to use a lot of patience because the coal stoker reacts slowly to your changes. A turn or two on the feed rate is virtually unnoticed but you see the effects over time.

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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 10:56 am

Don't forget to report about just how quiet those keystokers are.......

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:25 am

Wiz wrote:I finally finished my journey,looking forward in start saving $$$$. It was a costly adventure but in the long haul it'll pay for itself. Keeping money from going oversea, all fittings,iron pipe are made in the USA.
I think you will see it will pay for for itself much quicker than the "long haul". :D

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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:38 am

coalkirk wrote:
Wiz wrote:I finally finished my journey,looking forward in start saving $$$$. It was a costly adventure but in the long haul it'll pay for itself. Keeping money from going oversea, all fittings,iron pipe are made in the USA.
I think you will see it will pay for for itself much quicker than the "long haul". :D
It took 1.5 years to break even on my EFM install...it's putting $ in my pocket now!

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Wiz
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 2:05 pm

Well like to share the lighting of the Keystoker. I have 2 inches of ash, approx 4 in hot bed, 3 in coal on plate during demand. Idle is 4 in ash 2-3 hot bed 3 in coal on plate near feed.Burning rice red nut is set at 12 turns, with 4 pins. Outside temp is 57

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:13 pm

Good move, I like my KA-6 :D

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Rob R.
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:19 pm

The timer should run about 1 minute every 15 minutes. Sounds like the fire is adjusted well...soon the excitement will be over and the boiler will just do its thing.

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Post Fri. Nov. 23, 2012 10:11 am

Thanks for the video and pics. Looks great, I always had a thing for those Keystokers. Sounds quiet. Keep us informed and updated.

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