Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

PostBy: casino_boy On: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:11 pm

Is there a way to convert my hitzer 82 to burn stoker coal.
Probably not but had to ask.
Stoker coal is a lot easer to locate in South Dakota.
Thanks
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: Lump Bit

Re: Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:31 am

It sounds like your referring to stoker (bituminous coal) with your reference to south dakota. Try posting, or maybe a moderator will move it to the bitumious section. I know that you can burn bituminous in a hitzer 82, but i don't know the details. Maybe call the hitzer factory and ask them, they are a very helpful company to deal with. I'd definitely look in the bitumious forum.
sharkman8810
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 82 ul
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82 u.l.

Re: Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:46 pm

Post a photo of a sample of your available stoker -sized coal.. does it have a lot of fines, or is it clean? Your Hitzer 82 will burn anthracite sizes stove, nut and Pea.. your Bituminous stoker coal is usually between nut and pea size.. but often has a lot of fines, the fines will mostly go to waste or cause sheets of clinker or fused coal, depending on your coal's burning characteristics..

Best way would be to buy a 1/4-1/2 ton and try it.

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


Re: Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

PostBy: casino_boy On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:56 pm

Well i tryed the stoker coal and found that it will work in a pintch but I have to scrap the sides the front and back and knife the coal on top just to get it to fall and then i loose good coal when i go to shake it.
I an planing on trying some from Wolf Mountian ( pea coal ) its 1 1/2 x 1 inch.
I think this will work a lot better will let you know.
Great site wish i did this years ago.
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: Lump Bit

Re: Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

PostBy: casino_boy On: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:41 pm

Well t got some of the wolf mountian pea coal and it is a lot better to shake than the smaller stoker coal.
I got it from a hudrite colony 160 miles away a bit bigger size would be nicer but that is all that is avalible close
to home.
I can get any size i want for $90.00 a ton delivered to me but min order is 20-30 ton dont know how many years this will store with out degrading much.
Its allready small in size and i dont want it to
get mach smaller so i cnat use it.
Any one know how well this stuff will store?
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: Lump Bit

Re: Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:35 pm

If you're able to find bituminous coal rather than subbit trucked in for a decent price it will not degrade. I would not hesitate to order a truckload of bit and have it sit for 50 years; some subbit coals will degrade quickly and turn to powder, others might not. If you find bit trucked in for a decent price (it will, of course, be more $$ than subbit, but you get a lot more heat and less ash) post the specs and we will be able to recommend whether or not it would be good coal for home use.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Hitzer 82 convert to burn stoker coal

PostBy: casino_boy On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:53 pm

Looks like this coal is 9300-10000 btu & ash is 3-5% & moist is 21-24 %.
What you think will this stuff store or is it doomed not to last more than one season?
If this wont work what will the closest source for good bit be?
I live in the central easteren part of South Dakota.
Thanks
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: Lump Bit