Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:28 pm

Does this stove have a bimetallic thermostat based primary air intake, or is the air intake adjustment totally manual?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:47 pm

Its manual. There is an option for a Bi-Metal Thermostat,
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:57 pm

Thank you kindly!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Visit Hitzer Stoves

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:28 pm

It's manual in the front on the ash pandoor but there is a bi-metallic "flap" adjustment on the rear.

I can say experience says to leave it closed and use the manual front air control. Possibly it's just the nature of this chimney system that makes this my opinion.... ;)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:14 am

Poconoeagle wrote:It's manual in the front on the ash pandoor but there is a bi-metallic "flap" adjustment on the rear.

I can say experience says to leave it closed and use the manual front air control. Possibly it's just the nature of this chimney system that makes this my opinion.... ;)


Most people who have stoves with bi-metallic air intake control are hooked on the bi-metallic feature. You are the first I've heard telling the opposite story.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:46 am

The proof is in the pudding Larry--trial & error--my bi-metallic works great, apparently PE's does not-- ya just gotta figure out the combination in your particular set-up:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:05 am

Yes I believe that Fred. This is a massive old stone fireplace/chimney that has strong drafting. It's only 18' but I guess the topography aids it . I have better control with the manual as I need to burn on the hot side to combat the heat loss.. 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:08 am

freetown fred wrote:The proof is in the pudding Larry--trial & error--my bi-metallic works great, apparently PE's does not-- ya just gotta figure out the combination in your particular set-up:)


Does figuring it out mean lengthening or shortening the chain that runs between the bi-metal thermostat and the air inlet flapper until it works well for most situations?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:18 am

That is exactly correct!! 8-)

Early season, mid season, and late season. Sometimes
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Silly question regarding the Alaska Kodiak hand fired stove

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:49 pm

I have a Kodiak without the bi-metallic thermostat. I leave the front manual open all the way and adjust the output via the MPD. It's great-I can close it totally to fill and poke the fire. Closing the manual then sends air over the fire while the front door is open instead of through the fire, smell and gasses go up the flue.

No extra cost for the manual and nothing to go wrong.

I had an EFEL before this w/a capillary tube thermostat that worked well. I was always afraid it would fail and throttle wide open when I wasn't around. Never happened though, it went to it's grave still working.
63roundbadge
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Visit Hitzer Stoves