Rheostat on Direct Vent Blower

Rheostat on Direct Vent Blower

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:18 pm

I have an Alaska Channing 3 with a direct vent. I was wondering if anyone has installed a rheostat on their direct vent blower? If so have you seen a savings in coal usage? Also, did you adjust the draft with a bacharach?
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

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PostBy: homeguy On: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:48 pm

I know a guy who has an Alaska stove who has a direct vent and he told me he installed a rheostat on the blower motor that brings in the combustion air. He said that the stove burned much less coal. I would be careful about doing this. I have a direct vent too but am afraid to attempt this. I heard you can burn out the motor if not careful.

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:42 pm

I think if I were you I would contact Alaska Co. and go with what they say. You could void all warranties.
Jerry & Karen