Power vent my Alaska Kodiak

Power vent my Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: rjheintz On: Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:03 pm

I would like to know if I could install a power vent on old Alaska Kodiak which is 18-20 years old. I have a masonary chimmey now which needs to be replaced and don't which way to go. thanks for any help.
rjheintz
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak 18-20 years old

Re: Power vent my Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:18 pm

That's a Hand Fed unit, isn't it?

If so, NO, cannot vent w/ power vent. Only stokers can be power vented.
Stokers have only small amount of coal burning...so, if/when electric power is lost little residual heat and smoke remains in fire box.
On the other hand, a hand fed stove contains many pounds of coal...so, if/when electric power is lost very much residual heat and smoke remains in fire box, and this is NOT good.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Power vent my Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: rjheintz On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:59 am

This is a stoker
rjheintz
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak 18-20 years old

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Re: Power vent my Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:46 pm

Then it will work.
There is a bit of regular maintenance to power vents,
or it will let you down when you least expect it...chimney will do you much, much better. ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Power vent my Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:56 pm

what's wrong with your chimney?
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Power vent my Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: rjheintz On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:55 pm

The chimmey footer has sunk and we are putting new siding on the house. I would rather not have a chimmey if possible. Thanks for your help
rjheintz
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak 18-20 years old

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