NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: 33Canuck On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:41 am

Hey gang newbie here. Just got my new 50/93 installed this past weekend will be firing it up tonight. I was wondering what everyones opinion on the best size coal to use is for this model? I picked up 600lbs of bagged pea but ordered 2 1/2 ton of bulk nut. Any one better than the other?
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:14 am

NUT works excellent in mine all the time,but,some users do the pea route. I'm sure they will chime in
33Canuck wrote:Hey gang newbie here. Just got my new 50/93 installed this past weekend will be firing it up tonight. I was wondering what everyones opinion on the best size coal to use is for this model? I picked up 600lbs of bagged pea but ordered 2 1/2 ton of bulk nut. Any one better than the other?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:18 am

I always liked nut size for my Hitzer, but pea burned well also. The Hitzer automatic damper takes a lot of the guesswork out of the air settings. Try them both and see which one you like better.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: bksaun On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:27 am

If your house is drafty and hard to heat go with NUT, if its well isulated and easy to heat, start with PEA size. You can always switch if needed.

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: 33Canuck On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:13 pm

Sounds like no real issues with either I will give both a try. I built the house in 2004 so it is well insulated and not real hard to heat but is 3 story from basement(where stove is) to the 2nd floor. May be a stupid question but why would it make a difference in terms of heat output as to which size?
By auto Hitzer damper do you mean dial damper on the back of the stove versus a baro damper? I burned some wood the past couple nights and kinda used both, the dial damper onthe back seemed to suck shut and not really open back up but maybe it would have when the stove started to die down. the baro damper on the flu seemed to worked fairly well.
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:58 pm

hopefully you have your hopper out while doing these wood burns--nut allows more bottom air to circulate where-as rice is tighter meshed--more air more heat :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: 33Canuck On: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:39 am

I didn't knowthe hopper came out, other than space why would you remove it?
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:54 am

I picked mine up used & the guy burnt A LOT of wood in it--The front of the hopper was basically melted or at least there was a large horse shoe size part of the steel hopper gone---I had read about the overheating issue w/ the hopper here on the forum --I'm sure that with some common sense that wouldn't happen--or it would take an awful long awful hot wood fire to do that kind of damage--I'm pretty old & I was bored the day I put that post in--where are you from frog?? whoops,I mean canuck bop2 toothy my 50-93 hopper does not easily come out (4 nuts& bolts)--I understand the newer ones do???---How come so many people don't put where they are from in thier profile??sometimes answering questions are answered better if the geographics are known-
33Canuck wrote:I didn't knowthe hopper came out, other than space why would you remove it?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: 33Canuck On: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:51 am

I only burned the wood a couple afternoons nothingo hot it would have done damage plus it is brand new, I got to believe red hot coal that is against it now is much hotter than the small woods fire I had for a fwe hours a couple nights would have been but thanks for the head up. I'm from Victor NY near Rochester.
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:54 pm

cool,on the other hand,I guess removing the hopper would give ya more room for the wood :? --Alllllright, a fellow New Yorker--when I go on the Forum,I just hit active & don't pay much attention to what the board index is---later my young friend
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: NEW 50/93 what coal to use?

PostBy: oliver power On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:23 pm

33Canuck wrote:I only burned the wood a couple afternoons nothingo hot it would have done damage plus it is brand new, I got to believe red hot coal that is against it now is much hotter than the small woods fire I had for a fwe hours a couple nights would have been but thanks for the head up. I'm from Victor NY near Rochester.
I've worked all over rochester, and surrounding area for many years. I still go up there once in a while. Where abouts in victor do you live? Village? near the mall? Towards holcomb? etc.. I've always used nut in my HITZERs.
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