coal-trol for alaska channing 3

coal-trol for alaska channing 3

PostBy: tgordon12 On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:54 pm

i just purchased an alaska channing 3 stove, cleaned it up installed it with the direct vent, problem is it functions but not well. my father has a kast console model that puts this thing to shame. on setting 2 mine will hardly move temperature up 1 degree where his will heat you out of the house and mine also seems to have a much smaller coal base (red ambers) all i can think is maybe the control numbered 1-5 is not functioning correctly it feeds coal every 5.5 to 6 minutes on low a quarter turn of the motor to five a full turn of the motor (auger unit) i was thinking about buying a coal trol basic but not sure if thats my whole problem of a problem at all? any ideas? and where can i purchase the control unit reasonable? thanks everyone im new at this.
tgordon12
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: channing 3

Re: coal-trol for alaska channing 3

PostBy: Ed.A On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:36 pm

I've heard nothing but rave reviews about the Coal-trol.

With that said, I don't own one, But I will say my Channing III is an amazing heating unit as far as I'm concerned, going on 5yrs now.

Your description is a bit ambiguous and there are many varibles that we don't know about that may inhibit your efficiency.

1st, the reostat setting on you Alaska stove will vary quite abit...some people's #1 is anothers #2-1/2 ... calibration on these are not very precise.

Do you have a Barometric Damper? Is your draft set correctly? This is very important becuase you can be throwing all your heat out the chiminey.

Do you have a cold air return? One of the bestest things I ever did ( and learned about on this forum after a couple weeks of joining).

From what I've read on here, the CT unit will help your burn efficency by maintaining a constant schedule that you regulate through a control unit vs. manual operation. You'll still have to set up your stove and house ( vents etc) for the best operation.

There is a Coal-trol rep on this board who will walk you through....best of luck.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: coal-trol for alaska channing 3

PostBy: tgordon12 On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:16 pm

i have the stove direct vented through the wall, with the kit that came with the stove. all the fans and blowers seem to be operating as the should. i can tough the direct vent pipe and its not hot so i would assume the heat isnt going out the vent but then again i could be wrong. when i first hooked it up the guy i bought it off of had the reostate for the blower connected to the combustion blower to blow air under the coal instead of the air out of the stove. i changed that around and got the stove to run. I suppose there are many different variables to consider but im new to this and i know from my fathers they are no joke as far as putting out heat. although its not cold here in upstate ny yet i wanted to get it up and running before hand, being that its used i wanted to work out all the bugs if there were any.. how would i plumb in a cold air return no this stove? its just free standing in my living room? im no genious when it comes to home heating and cooling ha ha i work on diesel engines.
tgordon12
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: channing 3



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