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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.