What Kind of Direct vent do you use on an Alaska Channing..?

What Kind of Direct vent do you use on an Alaska Channing..?

PostBy: 2blessingsfromabove On: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:12 pm

Hi we need to get our Alaska channing III stoker hooked up and we need to buy a direct vent for it. Is the SWG brand compatable? Or is there another brand out there to use. We have been told to go to Leisure Line.

We are looking for the cheapest best options... Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated!! :D
Thanks,
Slovers
NY
2blessingsfromabove
 

Re: What Kind of Direct vent do you use on an Alaska Channing..?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:05 pm

Hi guys, :)

I was wondering whether you ever got your stove hooked up. The SWG is OK to use, I talked with Jerry at Leisure Line and he modifies them the same way I did mine. Remove the sense tube and the adjustable damper. I had sent you a few sources online for the SWG from the last thread, but they are cheaper to purchase locally at a wholesale plumbing supply The model is a 4HDS (stainless steel). Should be less than $300. I have seen them used on Craigs List and ebay for less but you have to figure in the shipping and hassle.

Hope this helps. :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: What Kind of Direct vent do you use on an Alaska Channing..?

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:10 pm

Why not buy what is made for the Stove? Call an Alaska dealer. The direct vent that is sold through Alaska is attached to the outlet of the stove. A power vent goes outside and they both serve to remove fumes to the outside. I'm very happy with the one that came with my Alaska stove.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: What Kind of Direct vent do you use on an Alaska Channing..?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:09 pm

It is always good advice to follow the manufacturers recommendation. :D Alaska also sells the SWG power vent in a kit (see the link below).


http://www.alaskastove.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=38
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


The disadvantage to the Tjerland Direct Vent unit that mounts on the stove is that the pipe inside your home is pressurized with CO. Any leaks result in gas in the home. The benefit of the SWG type unit is that the pipe in the house has a draft and will not leak unless you somehow lose power (and even then it will be small amount for a short period of time) or do not set the unit up correctly using a manometer....

So in the final analysis make a choice based on what your needs and budget dictates and by all means talk to an Alaska dealer. You can pay $600 for their kit or buy the same parts yourself for a significant savings. :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Visit Lehigh Anthracite