Help With an Old Kodiak Stoker II Rebuild/Refurb.

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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Joined: Fri. Dec. 14, 2012 5:15 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak Stoker Stove II

Post Fri. Dec. 14, 2012 6:17 pm

Hello all. Brand new to NEPA but I have to start somewhere. I just recently got "lucky" with an ad on CL. I got about two and a half ton of rice coal and two old stoves, a Shenandoah and a 1986 Kodiak Stoker Stove II. I got everything for a whopping total of $180. I figured it was worth trying to refurb the stoker and ordered new glass and all new gaskets. It will be a slow process and I am very new (haven't started) to burning coal. CoalIslander is an oxymoron since I don't burn coal yet and most of RI isn't an island at all, but I digress. Been searching through and found some great ideas on this very subject but I am wondering if I should just sell both stoves and put $ towards the purchase of a new stove or jump in with both feet and really learn. My disdain for foreign oil is at an all time high while my funds are not. Thoughts, Ideas, Alternatives would be greatly appreciated. And I apologize for being so long winded.

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Rick 386
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa

Post Fri. Dec. 14, 2012 8:56 pm

First off, welcome to the forum.

Secondly, anything you do here should be accompanied by pictures. We just love pictures !!!!

If you give a little info on your place you are trying to heat, that would help as well. Items such as square footage, insulation, layout, etc. helps a great deal.

As you know the Stoker II is a triburner. There are several modifications that can be done to make it more efficient, but I have mine still at the factory set up.

If you use the search button, and type in Stoker II or Alaska, you should get a lot of research to go through. Then ask away.

Here's a thread to start reading: Need a Little Advice on an Older Kodiak Stoker Stove II

Master of "Trial and Error."

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