K6 Do Not Keep up With Lower Temperatures in Ny

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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sterling40man
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Northern Maine

Post Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 1:38 pm

Thank you Rob!! :clap:
"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it."

Bob

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Sting
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Post Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 3:56 pm

or

use the house/zone stat to switch the circulator on and off by demand --then control the coal boiler temp by degree day load with an outdoor reset control

dwelling comfort by oil boiler control algorithms - when using a solid fuel boiler - will [almost] always result in drama on cold days

Your mileage may vary
When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
I have finally lost my mind. Don't bother to return it. It wasn't working properly anyway!

nunuvero
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Stoker Coal Boiler: K6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Coal K b 8 or ka 6
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker B 8 or ka6
Location: Ellenville NY

Post Thu. Jan. 31, 2013 11:17 am

Thank you all for your help

Rob, I set my Low to 140 and H to 200.
So far so good.
Hopefully that's it,

Thank you again

Sincerely
Francisco

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nunuvero
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Stoker Coal Boiler: K6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Coal K b 8 or ka 6
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker B 8 or ka6
Location: Ellenville NY

Post Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 9:48 am

Thank you all
After setting the Low to 140 and High to 200, it is working way better than before.
It keeps the house at 68 on the first floor and 72 on second floor.

Thank you all for your help.
Question How many bags of coal is normal to use?

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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 10:57 am

nunuvero wrote:Question How many bags of coal is normal to use?
That is one of those questions that is usually answered with "it depends".

It depends on the heat load of the house, and how much the stoker must run to keep the house warm. I usually burn about 100 lbs per day at this time of the year, but on real windy/cold days it is around 125 lbs. A big Victorian house like you have might require double that...it all depends on how well the heat stays in the house.

Over the summer I think you should consider some piping changes to your system. I would pipe it in a primary/secondary arragnement so you can have steady circulation in the radiators, and let the boiler ramp and and down as needed to heat the house. The would also allow you to keep the boiler at a higher temperature to avoid condensation.

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Post Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 12:54 pm

I'm heating 4200 sq ft of uninsulated victorian on 4 zones. Mine wouldn't keep up and I found why....I wasn't giving it enough feed air, and I had junk coal. I gave it air and good UAE coal and it plays with it....I'm also feeding ny domestic hot water and an apartment with it too.

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