Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: irishmas On: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:17 pm

I'm replacing my Alaska Kast Konsole III with either the Alaska 140 Auger or the Keystoker A-150. Any comments on either of these two models would be greatly appreciated. BTW- I'll be tying into my existing HVAC ductwork, heating a 2700 sf 2 story house, no accessibility/space problems, POWER VENT OR DIRECT VENT NEEDED! Thanks alot. -Glen
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Re: Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:37 pm

I can't help with the answer, but from what I've read, don't sell the old one until the new one is in your hands!
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Re: Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: irishmas On: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:16 pm

No doubt about that! It seems to me that the secret is out. I hope the manufacturers can meet the huge increase in demand before the price of quality stoves gets out of hand. Anyway, does anyone know if I can direct or power vent the Keystoker? Thanks.
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Re: Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:23 pm

irishmas wrote:I'm replacing my Alaska Kast Konsole III with either the Alaska 140 Auger or the Keystoker A-150. Any comments on either of these two models would be greatly appreciated. BTW- I'll be tying into my existing HVAC ductwork, heating a 2700 sf 2 story house, no accessibility/space problems, POWER VENT OR DIRECT VENT NEEDED! Thanks alot. -Glen

You Will Get The Alaska 140 way before the Keystoker 150 Keystoker are Dunn taking orders until next year Alaska has
a 4 to 6 week wait Start call around now and find one ASAP There is alot of info on Power Vent & Direct vent use The
Search box at the top right for more info
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Re: Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: Complete Heat On: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:10 am

The Keystoker A-150 is more of a heavy duty unit than the Alaska 140. The Alaska 140 (auger feed) has a better burner than the Keystoker, but it is not as heavy duty . That being said I have heated my house (3200 sq. ft) with the 140 Auger for the past 3 years with great success. The Alaska can still be had, the Keystoker you can expect to see around Dec/Jan if you are lucky.

Mike
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Re: Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: irishmas On: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:38 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I'm starting to get cocerned regarding the availabilty if stoves.

Mike- If it's not too much trouble, can you provide me with some details regarding your set-up (HVAC tie-in?), location, and coal usage? And what did you mean by Alaskas burner being better than the Keystoker? Thanks again.
-Glen
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Re: Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: stokin-railroad On: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:56 pm

I have a keysyoker koker.it is hooked to plenum of fha oil furnace no cold air return hooked yet.leisure line has a diagram for hook-up they recomend hooking to cold air return which is what i was told by a friend that was in hvac business for 15 years.he said it should work better with a "natural convection" mine worked well as was installed but i will be trying l.l s setup this next season.i really beleive it will work better although last season was not a dissapointment.it was 70*or higher at all times,very comfortable.get what you can at this point,all mfgrs.are swamped with orders and building as fast as they can.if ordering do it asap,i waited 7 weeks last nov.for a 1-2 week order.but it was worth the wait! :D
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Re: Alaska 140 or Keystoker A-150?

PostBy: Complete Heat On: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:12 pm

Glen,
Go to
http://www.affordableheat.info
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
and you will see the picture of the Model 140 Auger tied into the ducts. I have the hot water coil (double loop) tied into my propane hot water heater. I turn the water heater off 1 November, and don't turn it back on until the spring. The Alaska 140 Auger uses a burner system designed by EFM. The thing works great. It will hold the smallest of fires with ease, and can get a huge fire going in no time. The unit is rated at 170,000 btu, but it can put out more than it is rated for. I love the unit. the only problem that I have had with it is 2 oversized chunks of coal jammed the auger. Not the fault of the stove.

I am taking the 140 out and putting in an Axeman-Anderson 130 so that I can get plenty of hot water year round, and also so that I can learn the product, as I am a new dealer for them, and thus will be able to provide better service to my A-A customers.

The Keystoker is going to be a longer wait. I just ordered another 15 stoves from Keystoker, and they are running about 12 weeks now. The hand fired units are no longer available for this year. I sold 2 hand fired inserts, and could have sold a third, but I cannot get them now. Apparently they take too much time to build, and they are throwing their resources at the boilers.

Alaska is a 5 week wait. If you wait until september, who knows. Ken at Alaska does not expect to get more than 8 weeks behind. I wish him luck. I am selling a lot of Alaska units because of low cost and ease of availability. I have not ordered any in for stock as of yet, but I will probably get a bunch of channings to have on the shelf for the October rush.

Mike
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