Running Channing III Without Convection Blower

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Pocono Pete
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 111
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 111
Location: Gouldsboro,PA

Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 9:24 pm

I know that the convection blower is used to move the heat away from the stove and into the room but I was wondering if it would damage the stove if I left the convection blower off even though the stove is pretty hot. I am asking because I had the stove set on a low setting about 2 and had the convection blower off and the heat from the stove seemed to move through heat through house better then when the blower is on. The temp dropped down to about 36 last night and the house seemed to stay warmer even though the blower was off, even the bedrooms upstairs seemed to warm up better. I guess what I was wondering is hot hot can the stove get before I have to turn on the convection blower on to let some of the heat out of the stove. I would think that if the stove gets too hot and I don't turn on the blower I could do some damage to the stove itself.

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Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 9:43 pm

I don't usually turn the blower on my channing III until I'm running it at 2 1/4routers and above. The blower seems to wash away the heat with anything lower.

Pocono Pete
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 111
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Location: Gouldsboro,PA

Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 10:22 pm

I guess I should have read my post a little closer, I meant to say "the heat from the stove seemed to move through the house better" and "wondering how hot can the stove get". ckf I am going to keep the blower off at the lower settings and then put if on and off at different settings to see which works best. I was surprised to see how the heat moved upstairs with the blower off, was wondering if I can leave the blower off if I have it set at 2 1/2 or higher?


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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 11:37 pm

I cannot recommend disabling your convection blower. I would assume your flume switch would shut the stove down in an overheat condition. If you let the convection fan run it's course your house will become happy. You may want to rase the thermostat a little to compensate for the slight draft the convection fan is producing.

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Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 11:55 pm

I watched a friend of mine, hook up a water heater thermostat around the collar of the exhaust pipe, and power the convection blower, it worked great for him, since at night he lowered the setting, and it was nice and quiet, but as soon as he increased the setting, and the stove heated up, the blower kicked on nicely.

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Post Tue. Nov. 22, 2011 9:31 pm

I strongly recommend you turn on the convection blower at all times! At issue is the tempering of the steel of the stove itself. If it gets too hot, then it loses some of its "hardness" and/or may tend to warp somewhat.

Running the stove without any airflow over it is like having a car without a radiator. It may work at idle speeds, but hotter than that, you're playing with fire...literally.


Pocono Pete
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 111
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Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 111
Location: Gouldsboro,PA

Post Wed. Nov. 23, 2011 6:38 pm

I would think that running the stove without the convection blower on at high temps would not be good. I have the channing III set a little above 2 and once I turned the convection blower on the upstairs got a little cooler. I guess it's just the way the heat moves around the house. I'll keep trying different settings and see if I can't find a happy medium. I don't have a problem with the temps now but the wife always likes it warm so I have to get it warmer in the house. Thanks for the suggestions Pete.

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Coal Size/Type: rice chesnut nut

Post Thu. Dec. 20, 2012 2:44 pm

I'm finding the same results with my new to me channing III, im curious if the previous posters have found anything similar after they tried one or the other.
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