alaska channing II

alaska channing II

PostBy: Dano On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:22 pm

I've been lurking on this site for a while its has really helped me out alot with my hand fed harman but I have a question on an alaska channingII I have a chance to purchase one for a good price but i cant seem to find any info like btu's and so forth does anyone use one or have any input
Thanks Dan
Dano
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman mk1

Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:23 am

Probably around 80,000 BTUs.
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:53 am

Depending on who you believe the old style triburner grate in the Channing II is rated from 5,000 at minimum fire to either 70,000 or 85,000 at maximum. I have owned several of the old style Alaska stoves and they are simple and and easy to operate. IMO they are better than the new ones with the paddles style feed mechanism.

Things to look for are cracking or erosion of the grate (an indication of overfiring) and that the stoker motor and convection fan work. There should be a couple rheostats with built in cords that go with the unit to regulate the output of the stoker and the convection fan as well.

Best of luck with your purchase. :)
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:24 pm

Hi Dano I agree with Matthaus 5K to 85k is what the new model III are rated at
So I would say the II would be close to the III here is Alaska site Hope it helps


http://www.alaskastove.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=31
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: Dano On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:11 pm

thanks for the help i am going tomorrow to look at it for $350 as long it is not just a pile of rust i think i'll take it
Dano
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman mk1

Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:14 pm

Dano wrote:thanks for the help i am going tomorrow to look at it for $350 as long it is not just a pile of rust i think i'll take it
That is a steal even if it needs some work it would be well worth it to fix it up good luck keep us posted
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: Paul On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:38 pm

I have two Channings run for about 8 years no problems at all. I totally agree with Matthaus, the stoves are built and I like the tri-burn also. If you don't buy E. Mass. isn't far from the Albany, NY area!!!
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Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: Dano On: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:07 pm

I was supposed to look at channing II today call the guy a noon and the stove was gone he sold it last night if you snooze you lose I guess thanks for the info
Dan
Dano
 
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:37 pm

Dano wrote:I was supposed to look at channing II today call the guy a noon and the stove was gone he sold it last night if you snooze you lose I guess thanks for the info
Dan

I've seen a few coal stokers on local Craigslist and they have all sold in one day or less. Good for those that want to update.
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: sandman On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:23 pm

Dano wrote:I was supposed to look at channing II today call the guy a noon and the stove was gone he sold it last night if you snooze you lose I guess thanks for the info
Dan



was it the one that was in taunton?

if it was, i picked it up yesterday.
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: Dano On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:40 pm

yeah that was the one that was a good price what kind of shape is it in
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Re: alaska channing II

PostBy: sandman On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:58 pm

Dano wrote:yeah that was the one that was a good price what kind of shape is it in



not that great, i brought it to my shop and will be re-gasketing everything and going througth the whole stove.
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