DAKA Wood Furnaces

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DAKA Wood Furnace Overview

DAKA Corp. manufactures wood- and coal-burning furnaces and a full line of accessories for these products. The company is based in Minnesota and is privately owned.

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Consumer Reviews of DAKA

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  • #9 of 37 Wood Furnaces
  • 62.5% of customers recommended

Corporate History

DAKA Corp. was founded in 1977 by Dennis Anderson Sr. and his son Kevin Anderson; the name comes from their combined initials. The company began as a structural steel fabricator, but soon added the manufacture of wood-burning furnaces to their repertoire. The company is now made up of DAKA Metals (metal fabrication), DAKA Energy (wood furnaces), and DAKA Marine (docks and lifts).

Product Lines

DAKA says its furnaces can be connected to traditional up-flow warm-air systems to help ease utility bills. Each wood/coal-burning furnace is made of extra-heavy-gauge steel with a cast iron fire door and 3/16-inch steel-plated, firebrick-lined combustion chamber. The furnaces use Dayton blowers to maximize the distribution of heated air.

Both the 622FBT and 621 models burn wood or coal for an output of up to 125,000 BTU, and both feature a secondary heat chamber. However the 622FBT uses two blowers and can be controlled by a wall thermostat. The 521FB furnace has an output of 105,000 BTU that is distributed by a single blower. Optional external heat transfer fins can be used to improve the unit’s heat transfer and reportedly strengthen the firebox.

Warranty

DAKA’s furnaces carry a 5-year limited warranty on the combustion chamber, and a 1-year limited warranty on all other parts.

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DAKA Wood Furnace Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 8 reviews

"Only problem I've had is with the draft control. It is pretty chinsey. Other than that no problems whatsoever."

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

Have had stove for 6 years. We live in Northeast Wisconsin. And have no trouble heating our modest 1248 sq. Ft. Home. Only problem I've had is with the draft control. It is pretty chinsey. Other than that no problems whatsoever.

scott Kenny

Aurora, WI

"DAKA 521"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I bought this burner from Menards about 3 years ago and it does a great job. I have not had to use any fuel oil at all. That's a big savings each year. I do go through a lot of wood though. This will benefit people who can cut there own wood and not have to buy any. In one of the coldest winters we had in the past 3 years, you could wear shorts and a t-shirt in the house, that's how warm it keeps your house, granted you have to keep adding wood every couple hours. That's the downfall to this model, it says it will but wood for up to 8-10 hours, I've yet to see that happen, especially when it cold out and if your depending on this as your single source of heat, you have to wake up every 2.5 hours if you want to keep the house warm at night, other than that, I love this burner.

Robert Harkins

Ohio

"Thinking of Something Good"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

The best thing I can say about this stove is that, I will never buy another one. Just disappointed… Maybe good for south of pine city, but a joke for northern Minnesota.

allan schlumpberger

mcgregor mn

"Great Furnace"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

This furnace is well-built and is easy on wood. It has an excellently designed baffle which is much of the reason for the efficiency. The only negative that I have is that the fan thermostat comes on at 120 degrees and goes off at 100 degrees. 100 degrees is slightly warmer than human temperature, the result is that the fan runs all of the time the stove has any heat in it. I solved the problem by moving the thermostat down to the level that would be just a bit above the line of the flue bricks inside. The jacket at this level is not as hot as on top, and cools more quickly. It works well mounted in this area.

L. O'Brien

Capon Bridge, WV

"Heat your home without ever turning on oil!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

This furnace is great and an easy clean up. This is my second year with the furnace and I could not be more satisfied. I like that I do not have to ever use oil to heat my house. I live in a home that is slightly older and installation is not the greatest, yet this furnace still heats the house with no problem. The only thing I do not like about this furnace is once and I while I can smell smoke but other than that this furnace has been a great improvement to my home. I have and would continue to recommend this brand to friends and family.

Boston, MA

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