hitzer 82 ul

hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: grizzly2c On: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:38 pm

Around may I am getting a 24x32 pole building with a 8/12 roof pitch built. Thsi will be just a place to tinker with my rifle reloading, working on tractors and maybe even drink a beer or 2 and hide from my wife and kids. lol.. I have read some great reports on this forum about this hitzer 82. I would like to be able to burn anthracite and wood.. I am just checking to make sure you guys that know way more than me would agree that this stove would work. This just seems perfect for my needs, as i sure dont need to pay extra for something fancy. just want a good heat workhorse.

I was thinking about going with a triple wall prefab chimney so I dont have to get on the roof to clean it out. If i go out of building and use a T I can just remove the T and brush up, or just go straight up from coal stove and out the chimney. They tell me this would be the cheapest way, and to clean I just remove the slip joint piece and the brush the chimney. Any help here would sure be appreciated...

I am located in southwestern Pa anybody point me in the direction of a good quality dealer of these you can trust, and also if anybody knows a good person to install the chimney that would be great also.

Great site.. Thanks in advance for any tips and certainly anything you would do differently is sure welcomed..
grizzly2c
 
Stove/Furnace Make: brunco
Stove/Furnace Model: 190

Re: hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: tractorboy13 On: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:33 pm

grizzly2c I just bought a Hitzer model 82ul a week ago today. I was looking at other stoves and came up with this stove. I am heating a 25 x 26 two story cement block garage that is insulated but is some what drafty. I am happy to report that this was a great choice, this stove can heat and I mean HEAT :oops: . I have been running it on about medium and it has stayed between 60 and 70 in there. I only have to add coal in the morning and night I have been going at least 12 or more hours without touching the stove. Its not the fanciness stove out there but its great for a garage.

As far as a dealer I bought mine from chips stove shop near Apollo. He gave me a great deal and had it in three days. They get there Hitzer stoves from Buck Stove & Fireplace in Monaca pa. I called them and they gave me a price about hundred dollars cheaper but it is 70 miles one way for me so I paid a little more and did not have to drive far.
tractorboy13
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82ul

Re: hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:34 pm

grizzly2c wrote:i sure dont need to pay extra for something fancy. just want a good heat workhorse.


I can't think of a better stove to fit the "workhorse" category. It will work fine for burning wood and anthracite, but it is a coal stove by design. As for the chimney, I recommend you install a masonry chimney if you want a long service life.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: grizzly2c On: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:16 pm

ok thanks guys, I am now after reading on here leaning towards a masonry chimney also..
grizzly2c
 
Stove/Furnace Make: brunco
Stove/Furnace Model: 190

Re: hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:45 pm

I'm going to make a suggestion. Before you pour your concrete floor, put down either Pex pipe or even just 3/4" black plastic irrigation pipe.. even if at this time you have absoluetly zero interest in heating the concrete slab, you can for a few bucks have the option in the future..

Look at this to see what I did for my house project: My current huge project

Now you DO NOT have to get all carried away with manifolds, fancy piping etc.. my 40x60 shop has regular black plastic 3/4" sprinkler irrigation pipe burried in the slab, and it is 13 years old.. working fine.. there are good reasons to use PEX with oxygen barrier, but back in '97 when I poured the floor in the shop pex was very expensive.. so I went cheap, and haven't had any problems as of now.. I don't really expect any either. I don't have any ferrous metal in the system except for the two Taco 007 pumps.. and they are still doing fine, even though they should have rusted a lot by now..

If you look into a wood/coal boiler, look at the AHS multifuel,, they are in SW Penn. near you.

But I personally won't pour any concrete slab without adding pex or piping in it.. just keeping a slab at 55* makes for a very comfortable place to reload, have a beer, fix a car etc..

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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Re: hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: grizzly2c On: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 pm

Thanks greg, That thought did cross my mind and probablly a good thing to look into. Cant decide to do it down the road.. Thanks
grizzly2c
 
Stove/Furnace Make: brunco
Stove/Furnace Model: 190

Re: hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: oliver power On: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:25 pm

My pole barn shop is 26 x 32 with 10 foot ceiling. My HITZER 30-95 heats that size building easy. I run it on low most all the time. In comparison, the 30-95 would be like the HITZER #55. Tractorboy went with the HITZER #82. The #55 was kind of on the fence for Tractorboys 1500 square foot building. (Correction here; Tractorboys's building is 1300 feet. I went by earlyer post which said 1500 square feet). Anyways, you won't need the #82 for a 24 x 32 building. The #55 will work fine, espcially when heating with coal. Here's something to keep in mind. If you're going to burn "Wood" and coal, the #82 would have a bigger firebox for filling with wood. As far as capability, the #55 is plenty. You won't be sorry with either one. I'd lean way towards masonary chimney.
oliver power
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: hitzer 82 ul

PostBy: BDHodson On: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:54 pm

I'm a fan. Best bang for the $$$$ out there.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82

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