Alaska Kodiak

Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpd989 On: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:09 pm

Picked up a used Kodiak stove today. Needs a new window and firebrick as well. The man i bought it from says he got it in the late 80's. There are draft adjustment knobs on the door, as well as below the grate. I was wondering if anyone here has seen one this old. There is only 1 long shaker grate that goes the width of the fire box. All in all stove is solid and looks good. There are no markings or tags on the stove. Other than Kodiak cast into the door with the Alaska sunburst logo.
jpd989
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:31 am

Post some pictures of it and I'm sure someone will be able to help you out with it.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpd989 On: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:28 pm

Got my new baffle plate from Alaska today. Firebricks as well, those i picked up local. The Alaska people were very pleasant and courteous to deal with. Hope to have some pics posted sometime soon. For that i need the help of my friends digital camera.
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
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Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpd989 On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:41 am

Here's the pics.

http://picasaweb.google.com/cutzer243/CoalStove?authkey=lA1twKYjjkQ
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:46 pm

She'll look great once she's all painted up and should work nicely for you. Funny how the front looks more like a wood stove then a coal stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpd989 On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:05 pm

Well I hope that it burns coal. It has the below grate air adjustments needed. I will give it my best shot. Just hoping that some Alaska fans can help me out. With the age of this stove. No markings or tags what so ever. Maybe i could send a pic to the mfg for an estimate of the age.
jpd989
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:57 pm

Burns coal. You need to rearrange the firebrick so no metal is exposed between the bricks, big gap in the middle picture.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpen1 On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:02 pm

I think you may be disapointed because I belive that is a late 70's early eightys wood only stove from alaska. My dad's one friend had one similar to that and the grate in the bottom was not a shaker grate. Does the grate tip back and forth or just slide side to side. If it only slides or is fixed it is a wood only stove. A true coal stove wouldn't have the secondary air spinners above the grate like that stove does.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpd989 On: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:15 am

Yes the grate is a shaker grate. The handle in the lower part of stove operates the shaker. And the fire
brick needs to be installed better, i just threw in a few to see how high they came, and measure up some of the stops. A few will need to be fabricated and installed.
jpd989
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpd989 On: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:19 pm

I took the stove out for a test run today. Started a wood fire, when i had a good bed of wood coal started adding the chestnut coal. After an hour i had a nice coal fire going. Now just waiting to see how long of a burn time i can get out of the old stove.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:39 am

Looks to me like it was designed to burn both wood and coal, it has air vents both above and below the grate.

Just make sure you close the overfire air spinners when burning coal.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: jpd989 On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:20 pm

When i went out into the driveway this morning the stove still had some life in it. It burned for 14 hours give or take 1 hour. With a 6ft pipe as a chimney no baro and a 5 gal bucket of coal. Can't wait to hook it up in the house.
JPD
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:32 pm

"When i went out into the driveway this morning the stove still had some life in it. It burned for 14 hours give or take 1 hour."

I wondered why it was so warm outside last night! Took the dog out for a walk around 11:30 and was sweating when I came back in. Please don't burn your stove outside at night anymore....I will have to turn on the AC again to cool off!!! :D :D

By the way....Congrats on the find!
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: efo141 On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:26 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Looks to me like it was designed to burn both wood and coal, it has air vents both above and below the grate.

Just make sure you close the overfire air spinners when burning coal.
My New yorker and my freinds Harman Manual both say to leave the overfire spinners open some until the coal is burning to prevent coal gas from building. I know nothing about burning coal, just what ive read.
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Re: Alaska Kodiak

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:41 pm

If you leave the over the fire air controls open you will be reducing the amount of air going through the coal bed.. If you have a marginal chimney with marginal draft, you may have problems keeping the fire going with the air getting in over the fire..

The reason that some stove manuals say to have some over the fire air, is that when fresh coal is added in quantity to a fire, some volitiles burn off the coal at first. These volitiles can ignite all at once..

Here is a thread on this topic: Minor Explosion In Coal Stove


Greg L.
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