Any problems burning bituminous in a Hitzer 55

Any problems burning bituminous in a Hitzer 55

PostBy: tractorboy13 On: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:52 am

Does anyone burn bituminous in a hitzer 55 stove I am looking into buying one but i like to burn bituminous because of the price. I am paying $70 a ton right now for over size bituminous coal about in miles from my house. Thanks
tractorboy13
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82ul

Re: Any problems burning bituminous in a Hitzer 55

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:14 am

I'd call Hitzer directly. Ask Dean if they have any problems burning Bit coal in the 55 or 82. Does your Bit coal swell and stick together, creating a bridge over the fire? You may have to tend to a Bit coal fire more often than an Anth. coal fire, but for the cost difference well worth the extra attention.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Any problems burning bituminous in a Hitzer 55

PostBy: tractorboy13 On: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:59 am

Thanks I called Hitzer and talked to an american can you believe that and no press one for english that sold me already. Any way they said it is fine to burn bit coal in there stove.
tractorboy13
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82ul


Re: Any problems burning bituminous in a Hitzer 55

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:51 pm

Good news. Yes Hitzer is a great company, American through and through.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland