Alaska kodiak II

Alaska kodiak II

PostBy: katman On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:32 pm

saw one of these in the classified. Its a couple hours drive, but I'm thinking of going to look at it as a replacement for one of my woodburners in the barn. It will be my first coal burner, but I figure it could get me started. I'm looking at tying a coal boiler into my system for the house so I thought this might be an inexpensive transition from wood. Right now I'm heating the barn with an old hearthstone and a breckwell pellet. Tired of splitting wood and constantly feeding the hearthstone; the Big E pellet stove alone just won't do the job. The boiler project will be in the Spring.

So, anyone familiar with the Kodiak II. Spoke briefly with the folks at Alaska and they said it was made "years ago." Seller says it was in the house when he bought it. Also says it is in great shape. Used it last year, but the wife wanted central heat.

By the way...this is a great board! If anyone knows a good source for rice coal around Annapolis, Md please let me know.
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Re: Alaska kodiak II

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:26 pm

Welcome to the Forum. :)

The older Alaska stoves are better than the new ones IMO. I have owned several of these "Triburner" style stoves and they all worked great. Don't wait, if you are interested and it is a decent price go take a look at least. As you have probably seen on here stoves that are less expensive go fast! :out:

If you end up buying it let us know you will be able to get plenty of good pointers on how to get the stove ready and to get it lit and keep it lit. :D
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Re: Alaska kodiak II

PostBy: katman On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:32 pm

Thanks for the reply. By "triburner," do you mean this stove has the ability to fire three chutes? I was told by a dealer (he wasn't familiar with the kodiak II, that one model, the 140 I believe, had two burners and could be run with both or only one.

I am planning to make a run to look at it and purchase if it is as represented by the seller. He didn't know much about the stove. Any idea what the btu rating is, whether it has a blower, and what size flu it takes? I'd like to run it into my 8" double wall simpson with the appropriate adapter. Also have some 6" stainless single wall sitting around so if this will work all I'll have to pick up is a cleanout T and the adapter.
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Re: Alaska kodiak II

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:23 pm

katman wrote:Thanks for the reply. By "triburner," do you mean this stove has the ability to fire three chutes? I was told by a dealer (he wasn't familiar with the kodiak II, that one model, the 140 I believe, had two burners and could be run with both or only one.

I am planning to make a run to look at it and purchase if it is as represented by the seller. He didn't know much about the stove. Any idea what the btu rating is, whether it has a blower, and what size flu it takes? I'd like to run it into my 8" double wall simpson with the appropriate adapter. Also have some 6" stainless single wall sitting around so if this will work all I'll have to pick up is a cleanout T and the adapter.


I'm a coal n00b, but I can tell you (thanks to a lengthy conversation with Jerry from Leisure Line) that the triburner name is just that...the name of the company that Alaska bought the burner design from years ago. It is a single burner system.
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Re: Alaska kodiak II

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:57 am

As Av8r said the name is a trade name, the Redding stove company still uses this brand. It is a design where the stoker motor and combustion fan are all one assembly with one motor running both. The btu output is most likely 85,000 or it could be the smaller style at 60,000.

The stove takes a 6" flue pipe and needs a barometric damper. Good luck, hope you find a decent unit at a steal of a price! :)
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Re: Alaska kodiak II

PostBy: katman On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:21 pm

Sounds good. I'm hoping the seller has the damper. Road trip is planned for tomorrow. Someone was in line in front of me to look at it today but the seller didn't seem too sure that he would actually show. If it goes I have another option but it is a had fed unit and the asking price is a bit higher than I would like to spend for a used stove. I'll see how the chips fall.
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