Bit in a Hitzer 354

Bit in a Hitzer 354

PostBy: Stephen in Soky On: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:31 pm

Is anyone burning bit in a Hitzer 354? I'm seriously considering one but I always like first hand knowledge of how something works if it's available. Thanks.
Stephen in Soky
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: 500

Re: Bit in a Hitzer 354

PostBy: Josh H On: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:20 pm

I think it was made for bit. Great heat and burn times.
I do wish the ash pan were much bigger. I burn low grade, high ash, local bit from a limestone quarry, and don't like to dump ash 2X per day durning the coldest weather.
It is also a great wood burner, takes a nice long log.
Josh H
 
Stove/Furnace Make: dutch west medium Hitzer 354
Stove/Furnace Model: Farm & Fleet style wood

Re: Bit in a Hitzer 354

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:52 am

If you don't mind me Sking, how much was the 354?

About how long does a load last? How big is your place? Construction? Typical weather?

About to pull the trigger on a stove so trying to find a good one. I have a 2200sqft split level that is heated with a 80k btu boiler. And a wood stove to help. The boiler keeps it warm but the run times in the winter are breaking my pocketbook.
murphyslaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82


Re: Bit in a Hitzer 354

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:18 pm

the issue you'll run into, and have to take into account when anyone on here is talking about burn times etc. using bit, is that most of the bit being talked about here is 12,000btu/lb+ eastern bituminous, not the 8,000btu/lb (+/-) alaskan subbituminous coal you'll have access to. not that alaskan coal isn't a good burning coal, from what i've heard it's very nice to burn, but the fuel density is not as great so the volume of the firebox will have to be considerably larger to generate the btu's and longer load times that you'll want.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal