Channigiii Fire Burning Towards the Back.

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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Cutter
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Joined: Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 2:35 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 2:48 pm

Just lit my Alaska Channing III and the fire seems to be burning further towards the back than usual and not in the middle as I remember?Any clues out there or am I crackin' up?

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Ed.A
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Canterbury Ct.

Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 7:54 pm

What's your feed set at? I usually get that when it's cranked up. Other than that, about a 1" from the feed opening is normal for mine.


Cutter
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Post Thu. Sep. 20, 2012 2:23 pm

It is set on 1 or less and gate seems to be set in correctly, seems to be heating the back up where all the controls are pretty good.I think I will let it go out and take the grate out and check it out,gonna be a long winter and don't want issues later.thanks

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 Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 4:58 pm

Cutter, I had a similar problem in 2008 when my Channing III was first installed. When the installer came back he replaced the auto heat box because he said sometimes Alaska has had a problem with calibration of the boxes and he also checked the draft. My stove would light ok but then it would burn towards the back and go out. The installation/owners manual says that "generally a 1 will maintain a minimum fire". A setting of less than 1 may cause your fire to go out. Come to think of it he never said if it was the auto heat box or the draft but it has been running fine since, except when I had not cleaned out the fines from under the grate, there's a easier way to do that without removing the grate. Another member told me how to clean out the fines by removing the air motor tray, sounds a lot harder than it is and you don't have to mess with removing the grate which is a pain.

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