Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: Bob1776 On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:15 pm

Does anyone have an Alaska Kodiak (hand fired) with the hopper? When I took mine apart to move it to the basment I noticed there is a small slit at the top of the hopper. Does anyone know if this should face front or back?

Thanks
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Re: Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: bigchunk On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:15 am

i would call them. ive called them before they are not hard to get in touch with and very informative about their products. when you get the stove in place please post a pic. that would be great. thanks.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: JJLL On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:10 am

I have a Kodiak with a hopper and I can answer your question...

That little slit is for smoke that may build up when you're starting a fire. If you use wood, pellets or anything that creates smoke to start your coal fire, that smoke needs to escape. The slit is just for that. If not, it would build up and once you'd go to open the hopper, you'd get a face full of smoke.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:06 pm

I am wondering what you mean by a hopper inside the kodiak I have a 1998 model and if you look on Alaska site
http://www.alaskastove.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=33
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

There is no mentioned of a Hopper inside The stove is design as a Gravity feed you open the Hopper door on the top and put the coal in as you shake The burned coal fall down to the ash pan And the fresh coal drops down to be burned I would like to see some pictures The only slits are in the two piece front and back firebricks in mine The new ones use standard fire bricks in them I will post some Photo's later
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Re: Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: coal nut On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:10 pm

coal berner wrote:I am wondering what you mean by a hopper inside the kodiak I have a 1998 model and if you look on Alaska site
http://www.alaskastove.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=33
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

There is no mentioned of a Hopper inside The stove is design as a Gravity feed you open the Hopper door on the top and put the coal in as you shake The burned coal fall down to the ash pan And the fresh coal drops down to be burned I would like to see some pictures The only slits are in the two piece front and back firebricks in mine The new ones use standard fire bricks in them I will post some Photo's later


The newer Kodiak units can be ordered with or without a hopper inside. Its not really a hopper used for coal storage like a franco belge or hitzer, its more of a chute that directs the coal into the center of the stove and does store some coal to be fed when next shaken.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:32 am

Yes it is a Chute because They changed The Firebrick to the Standard size Mine Has the big Tapered Type 4 1/2" at bottom to 3/4 " at the top Two Piece Front Notched 11 x 6 5/16 Two piece 9 x 12 1/2 Tapered Back ones Each side 9 x 12 1/2 it also as The side mounted shaker handel The Hopper part Threw me off I looked at The New ones This past summer They did not have a chute in Them But it Makes sense do to the change in the Firebricks Design
Mine is also called Alaska koodiak 3 Hand Fired Coal Stove They been using the name kodiak since They open They doors in
1977 I had Two of There Kodiak wood-stove one was a 1980 & a 1982 I had one of There First kodiak coal stove made in 1979 And Now one of These

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Re: Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: coal nut On: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:10 pm

The newer kodiaks have a "black cast iron hopper" that hangs right under the top loading door. The pics you are showing are the tapered firebrick design they went to years ago. The hopper is indeed a hopper. It takes up most of the inside of the stove. You cant even see the back of the stove due to the hopper.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak w/ Hopper

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:52 am

coal nut wrote:The newer kodiaks have a "black cast iron hopper" that hangs right under the top loading door. The pics you are showing are the tapered firebrick design they went to years ago. The hopper is indeed a hopper. It takes up most of the inside of the stove. You cant even see the back of the stove due to the hopper.
Yes I am well aware of the New design I live 50 miles From the Factory I have seen Them This past Summer at the
Bloomsberg Fair The ones I have seen did not have a hopper in them They where burning it with out one in it The Hopper is Optional I see on There web site Now :)
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