About: Alaska Coal Stoker Stove II
How do you earn a living in Alaska? How does anyone?
Here is some data to use when analyzing costs of different stoves and fuels:
Cost per One Million BTUs
Coal = 1,000 dollars (200/ton)
wood pellets = 2020 dollars (250/ton)
fuel oil = 2400 dollars (2.50/gallon)
propane = 2700 dollars (2.10/gallon)
Clearly coal the very best BTU for the bucks. You can like or dislike fuels and furnaces for all types of reasons, but here is the straight economics of it.
wow 300 pounds is pretty light for a stove
300 pounds, that's almost your own weight.. do you see the print in the frame.. it's hanging out of plumb
Very informative and helpful video, thanks for sharing it. We just got one second-hand and are looking forward to trying it out.
Have a dayton timer how do I hook it up and set it
40 lbs day is awesome, even at lower output range.
do I need a blower to keep my Alaskan coal stove to keep coal burning? After 2 years I've yet to be able to keep a burn going beyond 2 weeks.
I have a large house so I thought I would try to save money on a coal burning stove. They claim it heats at about a third of the price as propane. I purchased the reading stove. I found them very friendly up until the time I purchased the stove, afterwards they were awful to deal with and they refused to answer my calls when I had problems. Don't buy a Reading stove, please!! The brand I purchased was made for a house of 3600 square feet. The first day I purchased it, I burned 120 lbs of coal. I knew the first day, I was screwed. I called at he salesman who I was dealing with and he asked me if it was in my basement. I said yes, he said the basement was included in the square footage, and the stove would not work in my house. I told him I wanted my money back and he said he has a 1500 dollar restocking fee. I was paying more for coal then I was for propane. Every day you have to empty out the ash, and refill the hopper. Even when you are sick. I put the ash in bags and they would often rip when I was taking them out to the trash. Ash would get all over my yard. After a month you need to clean out the entire system and that includes the chimney where tons of ash accumulate. It got all over my basement when I tried to take it down fore cleaning. Fortunately for me the person I purchased it from gave me my money back, but I was out the 2000 set up fee, and I had to fix my house to get it back working.
So lets note:
1 You save no money over propane
2 it is daily work.
3 is is dirty.
4 You have to go out biweekly and buy coal and carry it in. It is 40 lbs a bag.
5 After you have issues with it, they will not help and they seem to be laughing at me for being stupid enough to by their product.
I wrote a jingle, If you want to be a hole, just buy coal!!
where is the barometric damper
How do you have the metal pipe connected to your vent upstairs?
If it is so hot standing next to it.
How can you lay your arm on top of it?
can you buy coal in NJ, and what it costs
how many feet of pipe do you have running to get the heat upstairs? i have the same stove and wanting to pipe the heat upstairs but im wondering if i should upgrade to the 550cfm blower
you say you fill the hopper every day - burning 40 lbs/day ... why not just fill it once every couple of days? Nice video. You may wish to add some non-flammable material around the stove...~ 18" about
HI ! i HAVE A CHANNING ll Alaska stove.....ive cleaned it 2-3 times a year....we cleaned it good before this burn season..lately there is not a lot of heat from ther blower...ceratinly not like it should.....the coal is not completly burning and drops into the ash pan unburnt....obvisouly not giving me the heat i desperatly need...this is my 8th winter...can you give me some advice..? thanks!