About: Keystoker Coal Stove
I use a keystoker 90kbtu...bought used. 25yrs ago.replaced every thing but still works great!....keystoker manufacturer is great with ordering parts an help with concerns. Highly recommended stove
How warm does you basement stay with this running. I’m from up by Lake George and would love to put one of those in just worried it won’t keep the basement warm enough.
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I live not too far from you, about 50 miles in Woodstock.
i too have a coal stove that installed about three years ago. It is also stoker type stove, Harman Magnum Stoker; the mfr of the stove come from the 80's, which I bought used, and renovated, but it is still solid.
However I found that the integrated automatic(ish) blower and coal feed servo mechanisms that it came with were unworkable, constantly trying to get that sweet spot where coal was fed too fast, and enough to keep it from going out. I had to design and build a completely separate internal/external temperature controller, which has made it thoroughly practical and something I don't have to babysit every hour.
I like the heat it gives out, and the low cost of the fuel, about 1/3 the cost of heating oil.
no one has commented lol. i have a keystoker 90K, i bought it used 4 years ago..... its a 2007 model year. i buy my coal bulk, $800 for 4 tons. these sure are a well made, reliable unit. i think far more reliable then a modern gas furnace with all of its electronics. my stove is 11 years old and i think it has many more years left. i think they can live to be 30+ years old, you will never get that out of a high efficiency gas furnace. i heat my entire house for $6-700 per winter, the stove runs non stop from october until april. extremely reliable.