Help with direct venting Alaska stove

Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: gregszustak On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:35 am

Looking at an Alaska Gnome 40.
Alaska sells a kit to vent through a wooden wall but I will be venting through concrete block.

Does anyone have a picture of their exhaust system? Alaska or other.
I understand Alaska's system looks like a dryer vent but can't find an actual photo.
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Re: Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:16 am

Petty much the same but better. You just need to hammer the correct sized hole through the block and observe proper clearances.
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Re: Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: gregszustak On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:24 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Plenty of clearance. The Alaska vent system needs a 7" hole which I'm trying to avoid. Need to take out 2 blocks.

A dryer vent is closed on top and open on the bottom.

I have 316 stainless I could cut and bend into shape after running a 4" pipe through the wall. Would this work?
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Re: Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:35 pm

Can't say I recommend anything other than what the manufacturer recommends. Direct vent coal exhaust has Carbon Monoxide in abundance. A pressurized source of CO, as is produced by some direct vent systems, is nothing to tinker with. Can get ya Grim Reaped pretty quick.
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Re: Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: gregszustak On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:53 pm

Good point.
Maybe I can get my wife to hold the chisel.
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Re: Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:18 pm

When I nod my head,.....you hit it! Lol!
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Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 pm

Ask your dealer but since the vent is going through a non combustible wall, you might get away with using the 4 inch diameter pipe (I believe) that exits the stove venter.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Re: Help with direct venting Alaska stove

PostBy: gregszustak On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:26 pm

Went to the dealer. A different salesperson this time, he pulled one off the shelf.

It's basically a 9 x 11 x 1-5/8" box, sealed on the left and right, open on the top and bottom. Sits vertical (11")

I told him I could make one, he just said to use stainless 4" through the wall. Attach it to the box.

Thanks for your replies.
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