Power vent prices

Power vent prices

PostBy: TD On: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:05 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of what I should expect to pay for a power vent for an alaska stoker. They quoted about $750. That seems a bit high to me. ( My stove STILL is not in yet after two months) I would buy mail order for a better price if there is a better price out there.
Thanks, Tony
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PostBy: Chris On: Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:10 pm

I priced a Alaska power vent at $550 and a Reading at $510 in the last 2 weeks.
Chris
 

Power Vents

PostBy: Guest 1 On: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:44 pm

Does a power vent remove the need for a flue? Like the harman DVC-500, but backwards (it sucks the air through, rather than blows it through). I want to add a coal stove to the house, but the woman in charge won't like another flue. Burning wood now.
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PostBy: SenecaFallsNY On: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:20 am

I have an Alaska Kast Console II. I had to replace the power vent in Jan 2004. My dealer/coal supplier sold me a Field Controls SWG-4HDs Stainless Steel power vent, which has a 4" inlet, for $375. I just did a quick search and found a website (patriot-supply.com) which has the same vent for $277.58 + $12.84 s/h to western NY state.

It works great but I did have one problem... the vent has an airflow adjustment damper built in. Probably during a time when the stove wasn't being used, the locking screw on the damper rusted due to moisture in the pipe. This now prevents me from making adjustments to the damper, but this really isn't a problem since once you set it, you don't need to make any more adjustments.

You can go to Field Controls website for more info on this and other vents which migth be what you need. This page shows the different models with specs:

http://www.fieldcontrols.com/swg.chart.html
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They also have their product manuals online at this address:

http://www.fieldcontrols.com/manuals.html
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Kast Console II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

PostBy: SenecaFallsNY On: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:28 am

This web page explains how power venting works:

http://www.fieldcontrols.com/whatispv.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


With a coal stove, it is a bit different though... you don't need the control kit since the stove is alway going.
SenecaFallsNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Kast Console II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Power Venting

PostBy: Guest On: Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:39 am

Thanks for the link, now I understand what you are talking about. I am a wood burner (fireplace insert) who wants to put a coal stove in the house also. The wood is great, and heats most of the house, but I can't leave for long times, etc. Problem is, I don't want the expense and looks of an external flue. So, I was looking at the Direct vent stoves, which are expensive (because they are all stokers). I figured a large hand stoked model with a power vent would suit my needs. Ideas or suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!
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PostBy: WNY On: Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:04 pm

Our direct vent is actually mounted on the back of the stove and uses a 4" exhaust to the outside thru the wall, with a Tee and a Cap. That's it. It has a 6" collar thru the wall for the fresh air to keep the pipe cool. Similiar the the picture link.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: davebehrens On: Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:00 pm

If the dealer has a power vent in stock, ask to see it. On the box should be the name and manufacturer's model number. Contact the manufacturer directly.

Alternately, liberate a blower from a dishwasher (go to your recycling center) and attach it with the proper stovepipe. I will not be the proper CFM or develop the proper static head pressure, but it will be almost free.
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