Alaska Kodiak stove

Alaska Kodiak stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:52 pm

What is the nominal cost of the Alaska Kodiak gravity feed stove?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

PostBy: rsopko On: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:10 pm

I bought one last November and I think we paid about $ 1,300 with the blower. I'm very pleased with the high and low output controll of this stove. Burnt 3 ton of nut and a couple of plain ol wood fires also. :)
rsopko
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak hand fire

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:46 pm

Thank you rsopko!!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

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PostBy: coal nut On: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:30 am

1450.00 in Western Mass. No blower.
coal nut
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:05 am

Thanks for the price update!!!


PS: I don't understand the term "gravity feed". Does it somehow stoke itself via a gravity assist as long as its loaded up, or does someone have to manually feed it periodically, albeit via gravity assist from a pre-loaded hopper?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:22 pm

Not sure about haow Alaska has there's set up but most gravity fed stoves have a hopper inside the stove. As the coal burns the ash falls through the grate and fresh coal is added. It won't all fall, at some point the ash will clog the grates and you have to shake it.

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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: coal nut On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:03 pm

Kodiak gravity feed is basically just a "pile" of coal in the stove and when you shake it, the pile settles down untill you have to fill it again. The coal only burns at the base of the pile so the whole pile doesnt burn at once. It is available with a hopper too, but the hopper on that stove really doesnt do much other than keep the pile neat and tidy in the center of the stove. It is small and doesnt act as a holding area/hopper area as with other types of hopper stoves. You actually cant put as much in with the hopper style Kodiak stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:34 pm

hello lsayre the kodiak holds 120lbs of coal you can use pea or nut when it is filled you should get up to 80hrs of burn time go to there web site http://www.alaskastove.com all info will be there 15.000 btu on low and 100.000 btu on high you will see the hooper open and close at the top of stove happy hunting :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:46 pm

Many thanks to both of you above for explaining the way the Kodiak works!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

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