• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Dan Boone
gardeners:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mandy Launchbury-Rainey
  • Mike Barkley

Bought an older house with an wood burning stove but unsure about pipe flap.

 
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This older home I just bought has an older stove, how old, I can't say. I can't find a maker's mark anywhere. The piping has a damper about a foot above the stove top but there is another flap higher up that I'm unsure what it's used for. Does anyone know what that second one is for? I've attached a couple images. I appreciate your help in advance.
20181123_183149.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20181123_183149.jpg]
20181123_183206.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20181123_183206.jpg]
 
pollinator
Posts: 3248
693
transportation cat duck trees rabbit books chicken woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

John Andrews wrote:This older home I just bought has an older stove, how old, I can't say. I can't find a maker's mark anywhere. The piping has a damper about a foot above the stove top but there is another flap higher up that I'm unsure what it's used for. Does anyone know what that second one is for? I've attached a couple images. I appreciate your help in advance.




It looks like an Alaskan Kodiak Stove, but there was a lot of knock-offs so it is hard to say. They made them with both solid steel doors, and with windows like yours, but typically they had Kodiak right on the castings, right on the front door typically. Because it doesn't, that leads me to believe it is a knock-off (copied version).

Kodiaks are good stoves, so if it is a real one, it is well worth refurbishing.

The "Pipe Flap" is an automatic damper. It is required as when the wind is howling outside, as it lets air be drawn in through it, instead of forcing more air up out of the firebox. The fact that it is in place says your chimney has very good draft, a very good thing.

Congratulations to on your new home: almost forgot to mention that!
 
John Andrews
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you so much.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!