Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:35 am

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. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: griff88_8 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:50 am

well the paper work i got says its only 9" high.I havent seen the furnace yet,just ordered it from the dealer so I can look at it,they didnt have one there.
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: griff88_8 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:57 am

here is the page
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:00 am

Sounds like that may be the size of the ash pit/box area. :idea: :?:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: griff88_8 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:04 am

Did you open the pdf. I sent you,it says the firebox!
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:11 am

I can't imagine myself putting out any kind of money without seeing something up close & personal--just sayin
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:20 am

If you primarily burn wood, you would be better off with a different unit. Those Hitzers are coal burners, and they do "ok" with a few sticks.

Pea, nut, or stove size coal.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:25 am

Sorry, no didn't see pdf, I'm not on computer now, this is on my TV.
You might want to go to Hitzers web site for latest, greatest info. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: griff88_8 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:09 am

freetown fred wrote:I can't imagine myself putting out any kind of money without seeing something up close & personal--just sayin


havent put out money yet,they ordered it so I could see it
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Stove/Furnace Make: 55fa hitzer
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: griff88_8 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:19 am

McGiever wrote:Sounds like that may be the size of the ash pit/box area. :idea: :?:


do you suppose the 9" height is the size of the firebrick inside,that it only goes up 9',but there is space above that,that isnt firebricked?
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:35 am

You're gonna find all that out aren't ya griff & make sure ya keep us posted ;) 9" fire-box sounds silly to me---my 50-93 is 26X16 deep X 19 height
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:36 am

griff88_8 wrote:
McGiever wrote:Sounds like that may be the size of the ash pit/box area. :idea: :?:


do you suppose the 9" height is the size of the firebrick inside,that it only goes up 9',but there is space above that,that isnt firebricked?


That is correct.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: griff88_8 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:44 am

no74falcon wrote:I just put in an 82FA in October. What would you like to know? I can tell you one thing for sure, I probably should have got a 55FA! All BS aside, the damn thing works great and I couldn't be any happier. In order for it to run efficient, I can't get the house under 80 with anything but a smoldering underfired burn going. I purchased it to burn mostly wood but it is going to make a great coal burner, once the idiot running the stove figures out how to use it properly! :roll: I love it and will be more than happy to answer ANY questions you have. I checked out some other brands and was still worried about my decision, but without bashing them, I am positive I made the right choice.


i am thinking about buying the Hitzer 55FA,but the paper work says its only 9" high! I am thinking they mean the firebrick only goes up inside to 9 ",and there is space above that.your 82FA says it has 13" height! I was wonder,do you have space above the firebrick in the firebox,or is it only 13" high total.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 55fa hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 55 fa hitzer

Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: griff88_8 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:47 am

freetown fred wrote:You're gonna find all that out aren't ya griff & make sure ya keep us posted ;) 9" fire-box sounds silly to me---my 50-93 is 26X16 deep X 19 height


I agree,not enough room,the paper work must be misleading...
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Stove/Furnace Make: 55fa hitzer
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Re: Hitzer 82FA or 55FA furnaces they any good?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:54 am

As seen in my pix--my hopper boot comes down far enough where there probably is only 9 inches or so of actual coal space--I do a 12 hr tending on my handfired in the dead of winter--she could go 24, but I like the consistency of scheduling--I'm not familiar at all with your model, but I suspect they are similar
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