Alaska Model 140

Alaska Model 140

PostBy: annep4865 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:30 pm

I purchased an Alaska Model 140 coal stove last year and didn't get the heat out of it that I expected. I spoke to someone today and he said I didn't have it installed properly. There is a metal box with a metal tube sticking out of it that I never installed because I couldn't figure out where it went. I am told that this is my problem. Can anyone help me out and tell me what this does and where it is installed on my stove.

Thanks
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:52 pm

Poor heat can be due to few things, going out the chimney is probably on the top of the list. Do you have a barometric damper?

As far as the box goes I don't think there is many people on here with Alaskas so by description it would be hard to tell what it is, fortunately you can upload an image of it if you have digital camera.
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:01 pm

Are you talking about the hot air jacket that attaches to the stove? Please post some pictures that will help a lot.
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PostBy: annep4865 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:38 pm

Thanks to both of you for your speedy reply. I took a picture of the part I have a question about ...
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PostBy: annep4865 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:12 pm

I hope I got it this time...
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PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:13 pm

Can you get a picture of the side opposite the probe end. I can't tell if this is a fume switch or a thermostat for the blower fan. Also are you using a chimney, Alaska vent ( venter located on the back of the stove)or a powerventer.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:29 pm

Jim,
I think it's a fan limit switch.
Jerry
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PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:37 pm

Jerry I think your right I call them a blower thermostat but the correct terminology is a fan limit switch. That would also expalin the type plug on the far right. that would explian why they aren't getting heat off the unit if the convection fan isn't running
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:57 pm

annep4865 wrote:I hope I got it this time...


Almost there, if you only want to upload a single image you only need to select browse and select your image, when you hit submit the image is automatically uploaded with the post. The Upload button only needs to be used for multiple images.

The image tags ( ) are for displaying images inline, you don't need them.

The image you have uploaded is a little small, there's directions here for resizing and compressing. Note that when you upload an image it wll diaply as thumbnail, click for larger version.:

http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php?t=130
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: annep4865 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:54 pm

OK, thanks, a fan limit switch. does anyone know where it would go?
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