Blower Motor

Blower Motor

PostBy: TD On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:15 am

I have an alaska channing III in the basement and I was wondering if I can put a stronger motor for the blower on it? It now has a 265 cfm fan. I ducted the stove to two vents upstairs, I'm getting heat but I think I need more airflow to even things out a bit. I experimented with some inline duct fans and didn't really feel much difference.

Re: Blower Motor

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:49 am

Hi TD, try making sure you have adequate cold air return to the stove. If you didn't feel much difference with the duct fans, you might be trying to pull air from a fairly tight room.

Leave a door open to the stairway or something similar, you need to circulate the cool air back to the stove to get reheated.

Greg L

Otherwise, I'm not sure you have large enough passageways in the stove to move a lot more air through the stove.


Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Blower Motor

PostBy: coal_kid On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:18 pm

I just started burning in October and started with basement heating only, and now I have it tied into my ductwork.

I just posted some of my tips in another thread that just started today, basically the other guy was asking the same thing you were. Take a peek. Got stoker - still cold

I'm sure that 265 cfm would be dandy in your parlor, but you need more air moving. I can’t speak specifically on your stove, when I talked to the local stove dealer here about a Harman mag… he said to seal up the vents for the small blower and use the main take off. You might have to make a collector if that stove doesn’t have a talk off like the mag.

I heat my house with a handfired stove that has a collector on top, and two 8 inch 420 fans (840 cfm) tied into my ductwork. One upstairs bedroom that has a long duct run has a 6 inch duct fan (~200 cfm) on an inline thermostat made for baseboard heat (110). That 200 cfm is perfect for that one room.



Re: Blower Motor

PostBy: cheapheat On: Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:20 pm

Hey TD, Ive been heating my 1600 sqft house successfully for two years with my channing 3 direct vent but also think a larger blower motor would benefit me as well. I know its an upgrade for keystokers I don't see why it wouldnt be a common fan size even if not available from alaska. Im in the electric motor repair business and see blowers of all shapes and sizes...when I finally find one Ill let you know. please let me know if you find out anything also. thank Jim
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: Bagging my own rice coal

Re: Blower Motor

PostBy: TD On: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:00 am

Alaska co. e mailed me and said no upgrade for the motor is available on the channing III. So I'll see what I can come up with. This stove makes plenty of heat for the size of my house, I just have to get a little more upstairs.