Please help us choose: Saey 92 or Hitzer 30-95

Please help us choose: Saey 92 or Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: Dice On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:00 pm

Hi, Dice here.

We are in central MA, used to have a Surdiac, now replacing it with a new coal stove.
We seek the community's advice.

We looked at Saey 92 and Hitzer 30-95. Which is better?
We have only a little experience with coal.

The house is about 1,500 sq ft.
The stove is going in the finished basement.

Many thanks,
Dice
Dice
 

Re: Please help us choose: Saey 92 or Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:18 pm

I've run Saey stoves for about ten years. Hanover I and II.
They are good stoves. Castings are strong and durable.
Don't know about the Hitzer products, but I think you'll be
fine with either stove.
I replaced one of the Saey stoves with a Leisure Line Pioneer last
year. Love the stoker, but the hum of the motors takes some getting used to.
The hand fed stoves are quiet except for the shaking.

Tom
Last edited by tsb on Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Please help us choose: Saey 92 or Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:09 pm

Hitzer
Hopper fed from the top...
The 'rents have a 503 insert and love the hoper feed...
When I bought my new stove I went with a hopper fed DS Machine Stove Basement #4...
Gotta love just pouring in the coal!
Shoveling in coal is not that bad, but if you don't have to...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove


curing Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: Dice On: Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:59 am

How long does takes to cure new coal stove?

We have been using our new Hitzer 30-95 for a couple days now, but there is still an unpleasant smell.
Is that something to be concerned about?

Many thanks,
Dice
Dice
 

Re: Please help us choose: Saey 92 or Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:09 am

To those on this forum, that is not an unpleasant smell.
It's like gun powder to a Marine. It's like manure to a Farmer.
It's like........you get the picture. A few days and it's gone.
Then you'll miss it.

Tom
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Please help us choose: Saey 92 or Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:31 am

Take the stove body temps up 100* per day...
5 days till ya hit 500* should be gone...
Open some windows a crack...
You do have a CO detector...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove