Alaska Kodiak Stove

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Mon. Jun. 04, 2007 9:52 pm

What is the nominal cost of the Alaska Kodiak gravity feed stove?

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Post Tue. Jun. 05, 2007 9:10 pm

I bought one last November and I think we paid about $ 1,300 with the blower. I'm very pleased with the high and low output controll of this stove. Burnt 3 ton of nut and a couple of plain ol wood fires also. :)

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Post Wed. Jun. 06, 2007 5:46 pm

Thank you rsopko!!!

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Post Sat. Jun. 09, 2007 11:30 am

1450.00 in Western Mass. No blower.

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Post Sun. Jun. 10, 2007 11:05 am

Thanks for the price update!!!

PS: I don't understand the term "gravity feed". Does it somehow stoke itself via a gravity assist as long as its loaded up, or does someone have to manually feed it periodically, albeit via gravity assist from a pre-loaded hopper?

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Post Sun. Jun. 10, 2007 2:22 pm

Not sure about haow Alaska has there's set up but most gravity fed stoves have a hopper inside the stove. As the coal burns the ash falls through the grate and fresh coal is added. It won't all fall, at some point the ash will clog the grates and you have to shake it.

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Post Tue. Jun. 12, 2007 6:03 pm

Kodiak gravity feed is basically just a "pile" of coal in the stove and when you shake it, the pile settles down untill you have to fill it again. The coal only burns at the base of the pile so the whole pile doesnt burn at once. It is available with a hopper too, but the hopper on that stove really doesnt do much other than keep the pile neat and tidy in the center of the stove. It is small and doesnt act as a holding area/hopper area as with other types of hopper stoves. You actually cant put as much in with the hopper style Kodiak stove.

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Post Tue. Jun. 12, 2007 6:34 pm

hello lsayre the kodiak holds 120lbs of coal you can use pea or nut when it is filled you should get up to 80hrs of burn time go to there web site http://www.alaskastove.com all info will be there 15.000 BTU on low and 100.000 BTU on high you will see the hooper open and close at the top of stove happy hunting :)
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Post Tue. Jun. 12, 2007 6:46 pm

Many thanks to both of you above for explaining the way the Kodiak works!!!

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