alaska channig III stove

alaska channig III stove

PostBy: wally61 On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:54 pm

i have a alaska channig III direct vent and it seemed like i was burning more coal to keep house at therm set (coal-trol). looked at the convection blower that blows the air over top of stove and screen was clean. i unplugged fan and let stop and man there was caked on dust. never saw a post on here about this so i am just passing on the information. if the post was on here sorry. but maybe other stoves have same condition. cleaned real good and now am down to burning what i use to. gotta love coal 17 dollar gas bill last month.
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Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing III dv coal-trol

Re: alaska channig III stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:27 pm

Yep, the screen keeps dog's noses, cat's paws, and people's fingers out of the fan. :D :lol: :) The fan blades or squirel cage blower fins do pickup a LOT of dust.
One piece of advice: clean the fan completely. Use a 'Q'tip to wipe each fin or blade. the fan runs at high enough speed that a little dust left behind on one part of the fan can cause an imbalance, vibration, and noise.

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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Re: alaska channig III stove

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:59 pm

NOrmally a good cleaning in the spring when shutdown "should" last thru the winter season.

Depends on where you blower intake is, it may pick up dust, etc.. more from your floors, coal dust, etc....
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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Re: alaska channig III stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:33 pm

LsFarm wrote:Yep, the screen keeps dog's noses, cat's paws, and people's fingers out of the fan. :D :lol: :) The fan blades or squirel cage blower fins do pickup a LOT of dust.
One piece of advice: clean the fan completely. Use a 'Q'tip to wipe each fin or blade. the fan runs at high enough speed that a little dust left behind on one part of the fan can cause an imbalance, vibration, and noise.

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: alaska channig III stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:08 pm

If I lived nearby, I'd sneak over and put a dead mouse in the fan.... :D :D :D :lol: :lol:

Greg
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: alaska channig III stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:24 pm

LsFarm wrote:If I lived nearby, I'd sneak over and put a dead mouse in the fan.... :D :D :D :lol: :lol:

Greg


No need to, it will probably happen anyway. With any luck it'll fall into the hopper and be cremated.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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