metal thickness of Kodiak

metal thickness of Kodiak

PostBy: ron54 On: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:19 am

Does anyone know the metal thickness of the Kodiak?
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PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:40 pm

My Channing III weighs apprx 400 and the Kodiak about 75lbs more. The Channing has .187 (3/16) thick steel plate construction, the Kodiak appears to be a bit larger so I'd guess it's prolly the same plate thickness when you add in the grates that a Stoker lacks. I'd say it'd come in around 475lbs. as listed on their site.
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PostBy: ron54 On: Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:14 am

Ed.A wrote:My Channing III weighs apprx 400 and the Kodiak about 75lbs more. The Channing has .187 (3/16) thick steel plate construction, the Kodiak appears to be a bit larger so I'd guess it's prolly the same plate thickness when you add in the grates that a Stoker lacks. I'd say it'd come in around 475lbs. as listed on their site.


so that means the Kodiak is thinner than the the Harman MKII, yet the MKII is only 449 lbs.

How long do you have your Channing III? How does it hold up?
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PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:04 am

I don't know......It's my first Coal Stove and it's still a virgin. :wink:
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PostBy: jpen1 On: Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:16 pm

The kodiak is 3/16 plate steel. The Kodiak weighs more because it is larger in size and has that extra heat shield plate in the rear of the stove.
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PostBy: ron54 On: Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:41 pm

jpen1 wrote:The kodiak is 3/16 plate steel. The Kodiak weighs more because it is larger in size and has that extra heat shield plate in the rear of the stove.


does this mean that the Kodiak isn't going to last as long as a Harman?
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:03 pm

With proper maintenance each spring when you shut down the stove, your Kodiak will outlive you, even if you were five years old.

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PostBy: ron54 On: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:02 pm

LsFarm wrote:With proper maintenance each spring when you shut down the stove, your Kodiak will outlive you, even if you were five years old.

GL


So then why are some stoves thicker than others, ie.. Harman & Baker? What is advantage of thicker steel?

I could have gotten the Harman for around same price as the Kodiak.
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:55 pm

ron54 wrote:What is advantage of thicker steel?


The heavier the appliance, the less chance you have of someone running off with it. :)

Really, its about longevity. The heavier units will last considerably longer than the lighter ones.
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