griff88_8 wrote:70marlin wrote:How many sq ft. is your house, my house is a 1200sq ft. walk out ranch with a poured wall basement that sticks out of the ground 3’ so the basement is a huge heat sink? What is the shape and dimension of the fire box? Is it triangular like the hot blast? I'd like to know what the characteristics the furnace has for burning coal. Woods easy. I’m going to take a look at one this week end.
i am thinking of buying a Hitzer 55FA.I have 1300 sq. ft to heat.The furnace will go in the basement[uninsulated] and i have to push the heat 20 ft to the other side of the house.the fire box is only 14" wide x 20" deep x 9 " high.only 9 " high is my concern.Ive burnt wood all my live,and i know you cant get much of a fire in only 9" high.Id have to burn limb wood or split it down to 4",also id be filling the stove every 2 hours.Is this stove strictly for coal burning?And does anyone have one that would correspond with me?How long a burn time with coal will it have,and what type of coal does it burn,chestnut,rice,ete?
I'm seeing different dimensions at Hitzer specs...22" is the heigth and 20"x25" is width and depth.