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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(
Location: Tannersville Pa

Post Sat. Oct. 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Ok,....I'm scaring myself. First time stoker burner. It's been 24 hrs since I adjusted anything on boiler. Idle draft .02-.03 Full firing draft .01-.015 Pretty much right on Keystokers recommended numbers. Idle burn area about 2 inches of glowing coal. On full burn it has 2-3 inches of ash at end of stoker grate. Red nut backed off 14 turns and two sets of three pins at 15 minute intervals. I guess reading this forum rabidly has certainly paid off in getting my boiler dialed in! Thank you all VERY much for all your informative posts!!!


Off season in hot humid days, you'll be adding pins... Rice 5 pins .... Buck up it to 3 groups of 4-5 pins.. I've going to burn rice in warmer months then Buck for colder time of year.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Sat. Oct. 19, 2013 8:01 pm

Nicely done, Carbon12...Congratulations :!:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Oct. 19, 2013 8:56 pm

Yes indeed! Congratulations. You will enjoy the heat and the savings.

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