New Coal interested Person

New Coal interested Person

PostBy: Mark in NJ On: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:57 am

Hello, I am new in the coal world. Currently have a corn stove, which just isnt quite hot enough for what I want it to do, and burned wood in the past also.

The Alaska 140 looks like a nice unit for us: two stories plus a walk-out basement, 2000ish sq total, 1985 w decent insulation. The stove will go in the basement.

They come in 2 models auger or paddel, I am wondering which is better for a regular 2000sq house, auger or paddel. The 1550 cfm blower, seems kind of excessive, I hope it is adjustable. I would have to install ductwork, since there is none, maybe I could just leave the basement door open and forget about getting a furnace style stove, and get a regular one.

p.s. any comments on the Reading line of stoves?
Mark in NJ

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:17 am

Welcome to the forum Mark in NJ, please post only one topic on the same subject to keep the replies within the same thread. I'm going to lock this, you can continue here for about the Alsaka 140:

Or here for your question regarding the Reading line:

BTW the forum is a little slow now with the Summer being here but I'm sure you'll get some good advice. I'm not familiar with either line so I can't offer any.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite