Hitzer 55

Hitzer 55

PostBy: theo On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:58 pm

Hi Everyone, I have a ouestion to ask you fellow's. I have a chance to buy a Hitzer radiant 55 coal burner, i havent seen the stove yet only talked to the owner on the phone. He said the stove is about 15 yrs. old and he is sure that it is a model 55 but not quite sure of the letter code, he believe's that it is a H-55, sound right? He has the stove up at his camp and we are going up this weekend to look at it. What should i look for when buying a used stove? He said that they bareley ever used it and when they did they burnt wood in it, it's never had coal burnt in it according to him! Like i say it's an older stove but has seen very little burn time. He want's $300.00 for it( is that a good price ?) What would a new one sell for? Theo
theo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:39 pm

I have heard that the older Hitzer stoves could have an issue with the door warping. Make sure the doors seal correctly, the grates aren't warped, and that all of the firebricks are in place. If the stove is in good shape I would consider that a decent price, a new one is roughly double that.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:58 pm

markviii wrote: If the stove is in good shape I would consider that a decent price, a new one is roughly double that.


Is a new Hitzer 55 realy only $600. :?: :!:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

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Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: LiftedAWDAstro On: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:01 pm

Not sure on the 55 but a new Hitzer FA82 is about $1800 with the cold air return filter box kit.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:20 pm

My appologies, I just dug out the price list Hitzer sent me this past summer and it says $750 for the Model 55 and $860 for the Model 82 radiant model.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:27 pm

markviii wrote:My appologies, I just dug out the price list Hitzer sent me this past summer and it says $750 for the Model 55 and $860 for the Model 82 radiant model.


That is still inexpensive. I paid $1375. for my 30-95 a year ago. How come the 55 and 82 are so much less $$ :?:
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:10 pm

Not as pretty...
Very functional though.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:16 pm

Because they arent pretty, no glass, no hopper. I paid $980 for my 82, great stove. A model 55 wasnt much cheaper, so i went with the bigger one.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 82 ul
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82 u.l.

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:28 pm

For those folks who plan to heat the house with the stove in the basement, seems like the 55 or 82 would be a great value.
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Hitzer 55

PostBy: Mountainman37 On: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:57 am

I will certainly agree with that!

My place is a ranch with about 1200SF of living space and I have a 55 in the basement and between the radient heat making its way up thru the floor and the warm air wafting up the cellar stairs (I leave the cellar door open all winter when running the Hitzer) it is very comfortable and oil furnance does not run.

I really like the convenience of the coal and tending in the basement. I've a walk out and that makes it easy to bring bags of coal in and roll the ash can out every few weeks for disposal. Dumping bags of coal and shovelling coal and dumping ash is all so much "nicer" to do in the basement!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 55 U.L.

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