alaska channing III?

PostBy: Paul On: Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:15 pm

OK its 3:10 and the Alaska stoker is officially running by the "unit"!! I set the thermostat by an open door and within a few minutes the stove went into high gear. So the "unit" is doing its job on the high end. Will keep an eye on it at "maintain temp." mode. So far very easy set up for a tri-burn stove. Just go to page 33 and follow the half dozen settings and let it roll. So far so good . Paul J.
Paul
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

PostBy: Paul On: Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:50 pm

Now 6:45 this "unit" is the CATSBALLS"!!! Absolutely works as advertised! Had to improvised on the directions due to a stove that was already running but I think I have a good base line for any one starting from a stove that is running. I will post initial settings when It's "confirmed", but right now its running great!.Paul J.
Paul
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

PostBy: Paul On: Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:07 am

Now 7:00 Sat. morning and the "unit" did its best overnight. The house was down to 66 and the "unit was in full swing. It would have maintained the desired temp, but I did not have the feed screw set far enough. I was more concerned with the stove not going out, setting the minium setting, and forgot about the high end. It was 57 last night and now is 33. I still think this "unit" s the best investment I could have made!!! Neil, if you are following this thread, I am going to send back the replacement "unit" with the defective thermostat today or Monday. Don't know if your web site is up and running yet, but it wasn"t last night. Paul J.
Paul
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

PostBy: wally61 On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:46 am

couple ?'s
Is your consumption of coal down while keeping the temp where you had it before unit was installed. also you say house was down to 66 was this where you had the thermo set at. what set up did you buy? do you think that this will pay for itself or is it the ease of just setting it vs playing with controls thanx.also you mention feed screw is your stove older? mine you adjust feed with a reostat.
wally61
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing III dv coal-trol

Hi paul.

PostBy: nwaelder On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:39 am

Paul wrote:Neil, if you are following this thread, I am going to send back the replacement "unit" with the defective thermostat today or Monday. Don't know if your web site is up and running yet, but it wasn"t last night. Paul J.


Hi Paul. What are your min and max set at. What kind of venting do you have? Natural? do you have a barometric damper?
nwaelder
 

PostBy: Paul On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:54 pm

The only reason the room was down to 66 was because I didn't have the upper end set properly. Will it save on coal, yes because I am not adjusting it!!! Its automatic by temp in the room. I used to turn the rheostat up high during the day and come home to a 80 degree room!!! I have a 6ft. sliding door that allows in a lot of sun. Now it goes back to about idle. Screw?, Just like yours. a feed adjuster screw thingy. Neil its set on 99 high and 52 low. Got the low end dialed yesterday with all the sunshine. I use a pwr. venter through the wall, with a barometric damper held open with a orange wire nut, yea I know but it works. I keep the vent on just enough to keep a good draft. This runs a light dimmer switch. Wally its the basic model.
Paul
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

PostBy: wally61 On: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:03 pm

i do not have a adjuster screw on my channing.it is a half of a wheel that turns 180 degrees and pushes coal on to grate.i adjust my feed by turning the dial for more coal. the dial has setting from 1 to 5 and i have never gone over 2. i have a 1700 sg ft house two story 72 downstaris in livng room and 68 upstairs in bedrooms. stove is in dinning room which is center of house downstairs. do you have what they call a mat that pushes coal. my stove is only a year old
wally61
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing III dv coal-trol

PostBy: Paul On: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:04 pm

Yes mine is a plate that is pushed, runs all the time , controlled by how far the plate is pulled out ,if this makes sense. I had to check but I have had this stove about 10 years. The basic controller will work as well with your style feed, it will cycle the feed as needed. Faster for more heat, slower less feed.
Paul
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

PostBy: wally61 On: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:58 am

paul hows your coal-trol working??? gonna buy one when wife goes back to work
wally61
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing III dv coal-trol

PostBy: Paul On: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:11 pm

Except for the little "themostat blip", outstanding!!!!!!!!! It is more than I expected!! It keeps the house at 73 whether its 50 outside or 20. The "blip" seems to have gone away. It was like the thermo wasn't talking to the control unit. It is the best control I've seen, and yes well worth the investment. So Far!!! Paul
Paul
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:26 pm

Ok, How are the Coal-trols working on the Channings? No one has posted anything in a while....

Anyone with a Channing needs to look at mine on'Pics of your stove' thread, I have made significant inprovements in mine.

BK
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

PostBy: nwaelder On: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:56 am

bksaun wrote:Ok, How are the Coal-trols working on the Channings? No one has posted anything in a while....

Anyone with a Channing needs to look at mine on'Pics of your stove' thread, I have made significant inprovements in mine.

BK


I took a look at your pictures. Nice improvements bksaun. I wonder if you have a sense of the results? What is your stack temperature at low fire? How about high fire?

The Coal-trol Digital(TM) was first developed on two Alaska hearth models. I think I'll post some pictures. At the early stage of development, the Coal-trol Digital wasn't much different than some of the improvements I find on the NEPA board.
nwaelder
 

Some of our stoves...

PostBy: nwaelder On: Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:43 am

I posted some pictures of some of our stoves. It's a Sticky at the top of the Coal-trol forum.
nwaelder
 

PostBy: Paul On: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:36 am

Working just as advertised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its 5 below right now and the "unit" is is keeping the house at 73. I have nothing but praise for the coal-trol, highly recommend it for any stove. Yesterday the family room was being warmed a lot by the sun through the sliding doors, and the coal-trol went back to "idle", when the sun swung over the coal-trol went back to feeding! Its a no brainer!!!! Remember I have a 10 plus year old Channing and the adjustments are quite worn but the coal-trol works great!!! Paul
Paul
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing {2}

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:32 pm

Recieved coal trol basic and installed it today, with ease. :)

Will put it to work over the next few days and see what happens... :?:

BK
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62