katman wrote:What is the "special exhaust vent extension" that you needed. I never heard of that till you mentioned it.
It seems the older Alaska Stoker Stoves had them (the dealer had a bunch on the shelf). The exhaust vent size is just a little larger where a 6" pipe won't fit over or in, the extension is cone shape. Here is a link to another thread where I posted a photo Distance of Baro from stove and PowerVent
LsFarm wrote:A 'full burn' would be with the grate completely covered with red, burning coal.. with the last 1" or less just burnt ash. So right now you are roughly at 'half' capacity, according to the photo.
With a little clean up, you will have a virtually new stove for a few $$ and some work. Congrats !.
Good to know, that setting is from Rick's measurements. Yes, a bit of a good clean up and some minor details so I can't complain on what I have into it. I really just wanted to see how well this stove will work and get a handle on it, then when I move it to the basement I'll be prepared and understand it better.
That's interesting that Alaska is making them again, I would like to take a gander of the "new" one and see what improvements there might be. And yes I sent Alaska an email and they have the manual available, if I remember correctly it is like $8.00 plus shipping.