Kodiak Stoker- Pro's and Con's

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.
Linc
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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 8:10 pm

I have a chance to pick up an old Alaska Kodiak Stoker stove and I was wondering about the pro's and con's of an old unit like this? The price tag seems quite reasonable at $300. I hope to be able to give it a good looking over tomorrow. Are replacement parts readily available? Would coal-trol work with this stove?

Thanks in advance for any and all replies,comments and suggestions.

Linc


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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 8:47 pm

Unless it looks like it was recovered from the Titanic, buy it.. everything is fixable.. the motors are available. the grates are available. and as long as all the parts are there that is a very reasonable price..

Things to try or check, but not deal-killers.. plug it in,, the distribution fan should run, and the stoker motor should run, the stoker mechanism should move back and forth. Look at the grate, it should not have cracks burnt in the side-walls of the grate.. new ones are available, but it is an expense...doors open and close,, you wil need to replace the rope gaskets on the doors, the ashpan [s] intact or rusted out. The glass in the door cracked and discolored [doesn't matter even if cracked,, just all the pieces there].

Hope this helps..

Greg L

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Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 8:59 pm

From the pics I have seen of it, it is in pretty good shape. Some exterior surface rust and the grate is a bit rusty as well as the inside of the fire box. It appears to be in better condition than the Kast Konsole that Wood'n coal rebuilt. I was told that it has been refurbished but not as to when it was done. Mechanically,I guess I'll find out tomorrow.

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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 9:02 pm

Linc, if it is in usable condition, don't hesitate,, those sell for $1200 on ebay after a paint job and with new glass and gaskets..

Greg L

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Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

Linc
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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 9:11 pm

Thanks Greg. I'm pretty sure that I will be buying it as long as the mechanics work. If they don't then maybe I can talk them down in price.LOL. Do you know if there may be a pdf or some other source to get a copy of the owners manual?

Here are pics of the stove. (I hope this works)
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Kodiak stoker.jpg

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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 9:23 pm

When Matthaus gets out of the Hospital, pm him and he can help.. he has refurbed several Alaska stoves.. I'm sure he has some literature or can give some verbal help.

Greg L.
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 9:25 pm

Pic of the firebox.
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Kodiak stoker firebox.jpg

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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 9:27 pm

Thanks again Greg. I'll send Matt a message. :)


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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 9:31 pm

Matt won't be out of the hospital till the weekend at the earliest. He doesn't have a computer with him, and he can't read anything right now.. so PM me first and I'll find out if he is able to us the computer by this weekend..

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Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

Linc
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
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Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 6:11 am

Greg, I just sent you a PM. Thank you for your help. I hope Matthaus is doing and recovering well.

Linc

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Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 5:36 pm

I looked over and bought the stove today. The couple has had it for 2 years and never hooked it up. Everything is there and it all works. Now the fun begins. :D

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Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 5:44 pm

linc,it looks like you did alright with that purchase.a little cleaning and some stovr black it should look good as new.you will be nice and toasty sitting by you stove this winter.Good Luck!!

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Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 5:57 pm

I think that was a great deal... now, while your luck holds,, buy a lottery ticket.

Greg L
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Martville,NY

Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 6:20 pm

Thanks Stokin and Greg. I am very pleased with my purchase. I really didn't need another project but this will be quicker and easier than the 63 Scotty that I'm going to rebuild. :roll: Even my wife is happy about getting this stove. :D

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Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Tue. Jul. 22, 2008 3:10 am

Linc wrote:Thanks Greg. I'm pretty sure that I will be buying it as long as the mechanics work. If they don't then maybe I can talk them down in price.LOL. Do you know if there may be a pdf or some other source to get a copy of the owners manual?

Here are pics of the stove. (I hope this works)

Linc you can contact Alaska they will have the info that you are looking for the Kast console units are almost the same as yours The differents are the stoker size new ones are 85k yours is 65k or 70k The Kast II has a 70lb hopper the Kast III
is 100lb They also made one like yours with the side stoker witch was 45k or 55k with a smaller hopper on it They
will have info on the older ones E-mail or call them a call will be faster good luck and you made a real good buy

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


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