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TD
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Post Mon. Dec. 12, 2005 4:05 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of what I should expect to pay for a power vent for an alaska stoker. They quoted about $750. That seems a bit high to me. ( My stove STILL is not in yet after two months) I would buy mail order for a better price if there is a better price out there.
Thanks, Tony

Chris
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Post Mon. Dec. 12, 2005 9:10 pm

I priced a Alaska power vent at $550 and a Reading at $510 in the last 2 weeks.

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Post Mon. Dec. 12, 2005 10:44 pm

Does a power vent remove the need for a flue? Like the Harman DVC-500, but backwards (it sucks the air through, rather than blows it through). I want to add a coal stove to the house, but the woman in charge won't like another flue. Burning wood now.


SenecaFallsNY
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Post Tue. Dec. 13, 2005 12:20 am

I have an Alaska Kast Console II. I had to replace the power vent in Jan 2004. My dealer/coal supplier sold me a Field Controls SWG-4HDs Stainless Steel power vent, which has a 4" inlet, for $375. I just did a quick search and found a website (patriot-supply.com) which has the same vent for $277.58 + $12.84 s/h to western NY state.

It works great but I did have one problem... the vent has an airflow adjustment damper built in. Probably during a time when the stove wasn't being used, the locking screw on the damper rusted due to moisture in the pipe. This now prevents me from making adjustments to the damper, but this really isn't a problem since once you set it, you don't need to make any more adjustments.

You can go to Field Controls website for more info on this and other vents which migth be what you need. This page shows the different models with specs:

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They also have their product manuals online at this address:

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SenecaFallsNY
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Post Tue. Dec. 13, 2005 12:28 am

This web page explains how power venting works:

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With a coal stove, it is a bit different though... you don't need the control kit since the stove is alway going.

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Post Tue. Dec. 13, 2005 7:39 am

Thanks for the link, now I understand what you are talking about. I am a wood burner (fireplace insert) who wants to put a coal stove in the house also. The wood is great, and heats most of the house, but I can't leave for long times, etc. Problem is, I don't want the expense and looks of an external flue. So, I was looking at the Direct vent stoves, which are expensive (because they are all stokers). I figured a large hand stoked model with a power vent would suit my needs. Ideas or suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!


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Post Tue. Dec. 13, 2005 11:04 am

Our direct vent is actually mounted on the back of the stove and uses a 4" exhaust to the outside thru the wall, with a Tee and a Cap. That's it. It has a 6" collar thru the wall for the fresh air to keep the pipe cool. Similiar the the picture link.
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Post Wed. Dec. 21, 2005 2:00 pm

If the dealer has a power vent in stock, ask to see it. On the box should be the name and manufacturer's model number. Contact the manufacturer directly.

Alternately, liberate a blower from a dishwasher (go to your recycling center) and attach it with the proper stovepipe. I will not be the proper CFM or develop the proper static head pressure, but it will be almost free.
Dave Behrens
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