Safe operating temperature?

Safe operating temperature?

PostBy: Ed On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:39 am

Alaska Kast Console. What would be a safe temperature I could run it at, if I'm running it hot? Right now my stack temp is around 140. I don't have a manual for this stove. The I.D. plate on the back is not marked which model it is, It's shaped like the Kast Console, so that's what I'm going with. It has 2 blowers for heat distribution, and it also has the combustion blower. I know the older models have a carpet to push the coal to the grate, mine has a flat piece of steel that spins when coal is needed. Any ideas?
Ed
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Kast Console

Re: Safe operating temperature?

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:53 am

Hi ed. how about a photo how much does the Hopper hold 60 lbs or 100 lbs of coal :idea:
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Re: Safe operating temperature?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:48 am

You should be able to run at a stove temp of around 500*F (measured near the top on the side) and a stack temp of around 200*F. As JC said a picture is worth a thousand words! :yes:

You didn't say what kind of chimney, or if you have measured the draft, or how you have the barometric damper set (the weight position)). All these items are part of it and should be checked. The draft should be -.02 to -.04 WC, if you can't measure it then set the weight on the baro to .04.

I have never run one of the new style Alaska units so I can't be much help on the finer points. Jpen or one of the other members that have one of these can help you determine what the optimum stack temps Vs stove temps would be.

Hope this helps a little.
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Re: Safe operating temperature?

PostBy: Ed On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:09 pm

I'm having trouble trying to post a pic. I went to IrfanView and made them smaller, but can't seem to get them on here. I have about a 30 foot masonry chimney. The baro is set with the weight all the way out to the point (don't have a manometer). The hopper will hold almost 3 five gallon buckets.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Kast Console

Re: Safe operating temperature?

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:52 pm

Hey ED. I think it is the Kast Console II the Hooper Holds 70lbs The II is a few inches taller
Then the Kast console III the Hopper for the III is 100lbs

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140F is a little high you Should adjust your air and check your draft in your stack also your baro
You should be able to get the stack temp down to 120f or so what is the stove temp running at :?:
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Re: Safe operating temperature?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:38 pm

It is hard to tell from the angle of the photo but I think it is kast console III. The main differerence in these two models is the Kast console III has a rear/back mounted stoker unit where as the kast console unit is a side mounted stoker. It looks from the phot that the stoker is in the rear/back of the stove. But any way as to how hot can you run. My thought on this is if you still have about 1.5 inches of ash at the end of the grate you are fine. If you are going to run it wide open crank up the convection fan to wash off the heat. I have only burn't at full capacity one time when I cured the paint on it. My stack temp above the baro was less than 200*. You shouldn't see much higher than that as the console models are all bottom vent stoves. As for he stove body I would expect about the 550* range over the top of the door.
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Re: Safe operating temperature?

PostBy: Ed On: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:10 am

Ok, Here's what I have. With the stove control set at 5 the body of the stove is running around 420 degrees. (Magnetic thermometer) I still have about 2 1/2 to 3 inches of ash on the grate.
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