duramaxdrift66 wrote:thank you for the welcome...i heat the house with hot water/oil furnace..looking to heat the house with only coal and eliminate the furnace and install a hot water on demand setup...my propane is in the basement and so will the coal stove be located..the basement is insulated..its not air tight but insulated with drywall..i want a stove that will heat the house at around 68 and up with minimal attention..i sometimes work 16hr shifts and need the wife to be able to maintain the stove..
freetown fred wrote:Welcome to the FORUM my friend. If it were me, I too would go the Hitzer route--tend & top off every 12 hrs w/ the 50-93. It's a good looking stove for that finished basement. A couple floor vents should do the job nicely. Real simplistic operation, no worries about power outages. Yes it has a blower but does radiant real well during outages. I use anthracite nut & go through about 3-3 1/2 ton per season heating 2500 sq 200 yr old farm house real comfortably When you make your decision,finish your avatar--where are you from?? I promise nobody will steal ya. PS--I purchased mine used & am happy as a pig in slop with it. Fastcat, what the hell is wood??:
fastcat wrote:The Hitzer 30-95 hopper is 60000 btu and the 50-93 hopper is 90000 btu. I would suggest the 50-93, you can turn it down and it will heat your whole house. Now your 1500 sq ft is that per floor, 1500 basement and 1500 up stairs? If you are heating 3000 sq ft go with the 50-93 and if it is total 1500 sq ft the 30-95 will do the job. Both these stoves will go 16 to 24 hours with no sweat on those cold days. I just looked on craigs list for CT and there is a outfit in Greenfield Center selling Hitzer new with gold trim for $1969 and all black is $1809. Also both of these will burn wood.
duramaxdrift66 wrote:i want to heat the house with only the coal stove...the furnace is about 15yrs old with a 83% efficiency rating..it gets serviced every year but looks like poo...i want to finish the basement and eliminate the furnace setup..coal will be the primary heat source...im looking for a 55000btu stove...but would like a blower on it to move the hot air...i like being hot rather than being cold..thats what windows are for..