Alaska Channing

Alaska Channing

PostBy: John3100 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:29 pm

Hi Guys i got my grandmother a Alaska Channing to help heat her old farm house. Used it a few year piped into her chimney. I have heard people talk about power venting ? Right now stove sits in her kitchen and if i could place it in the middle of the house it would heat much better. Now can i just mount one of those power blowers that mount on the side of the pipe to do this or what? Its a bottom vent stove Any ideas Thanks
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Coal Size/Type: Nut

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Re: Alaska Channing

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:35 pm

With a power vent, you still have to have a way to vent it, out a side wall somewhere. Thats if you are talking about the exhaust power venting.

OR are you talking about the Blower that mounts in the exhaust pipe to move more heat around, with coal exhaust, it isnt' as hot as a wood stove, they don't do much. Do a search on here for Magic Heat Reclaimers. If thats what you are talking about.?
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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Re: Alaska Channing

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:38 pm


2 different animals.

A power vent is an exhaust fan that mounts on the outside of the house sucking the fumes outside.

A direct vent mounts at the exit of the stove and pushes the air to the outside through some sort of insulated pipe.

Both units require electricity to operate. In addition, they require a fume switch so that in the event the heater gets clogged, it will automatically shut off the power to the stove.

If it is already hooked up to a chimney in the kitchen, it may be better to try to move that air around the house. One possible way is to get the fans that mount into the corner of the door jamb.

If you could provide some sort of description of the layout of the house it may help get some better suggestions.

Is there a basement under the house ?? Some have suggested to hook up a duct from the opposite end of the house, run it through the basement, and connect it to the blower motor intake housing to create a distribution air loop.


ETA, Dave types faster then I do..... :D
Rick 386
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Alaska Channing

PostBy: John3100 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:03 pm

Anyone know how much a direct vent would cost for a alaska channing ?
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Alaska Channing

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:31 pm

Welcome,John3100, with a power vent or direct vent you will have to have the stove on an outside wall anyway. As Rick 386 stated,leave it hooked to the chimney & move the hot air around instead.More details of the current heating system would be good.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

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