more heat

more heat

PostBy: fishey On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:58 am

i have a hitzer 55 in my living room. need a stove that will give me more heat. the house is 2600sq . i like the hitzer stoves, what do you recommend for a stove
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Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 55

Re: more heat

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:15 am

Errr.....something bigger? ;) Kidding but if you like Hitzer's I'd have a look at a 50-93 or a big old Rite burn. DS Machine has a few models that would suit you also and are a similar type stove. I don't know what the 55 output is, but the 80 series is larger I'm sure. Same stove too. Those DS Machines have quite a few fan's around here too. One of their big circulators (135k) would be a nice upgrade and they are priced less than Hitzer's.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: more heat

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:28 am

The model 82 is one serious stove...my dad and I each used to run one and it could almost melt the paint off the ceiling. With that said, I wouldn't put it in a living room. The fact that you have to open the ash door to shake it down creates dust. Take a look at a 50-93, it also puts out a lot of heat and is better suited to be in the living area.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
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Re: more heat

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:23 am

If I remember--the 55 puts out less( something like 35,000 BTU's) then the 30-95--yes check out the 50-93---100,000 Btu's--is your house laid out for good heat distribution?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: more heat

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:33 pm

fishey wrote:i have a hitzer 55 in my living room. need a stove that will give me more heat. the house is 2600sq . i like the hitzer stoves, what do you recommend for a stove


Are you sure you need a bigger stove - could it be a matter of distributing the heat you currently have better. Are you running the stove with a Barro? What kind of coal? What's your floor plan? Where's the stove located in your house? I see that you are a new member but are you new to coal. If you are new to coal, I think that we can probably show you ways to increase the heat output of your current stove but we need more details. Lisa
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Re: more heat

PostBy: fastcat On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:44 pm

Move to a 50-93 with the hopper 100,000 btu, the 55 is 60,000 btu gain of 40,000 btu. The 50-93 will be alot easier to deal with due to the hopper.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: more heat

PostBy: fishey On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:53 am

lowfog01 wrote:
fishey wrote:i have a hitzer 55 in my living room. need a stove that will give me more heat. the house is 2600sq . i like the hitzer stoves, what do you recommend for a stove


Are you sure you need a bigger stove - could it be a matter of distributing the heat you currently have better. Are you running the stove with a Barro? What kind of coal? What's your floor plan? Where's the stove located in your house? I see that you are a new member but are you new to coal. If you are new to coal, I think that we can probably show you ways to increase the heat output of your current stove but we need more details. Lisa

what is a barro? i been reading the forum for years. ive been burning coal for 7 yr. i use blaschak nut coal.
fishey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 55

Re: more heat

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:31 pm

Barometric Damper : Image

Thats the one some use, I hear the M is better for our applications. I used to use an RC but now I don't use any.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: more heat

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:20 pm

My Hitzer 3095 is the same output as the 55. I could not heat 2600 sq.ft. unless I lived in a thermos bottle. 5093 should do it if your house is well insulated and not drafty. Otherwise I would work on insulating and sealing the house until the 5093 would heat it. Even coal isn't going to get any cheaper, so burning more coal in an even larger stove than the 5093 would not be my first choice. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: more heat

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:42 pm

Your problem isn't a baro, I'm sorry.

Your stove is too small.
You have a stove about the size of a Mark I Harman...
I doubt you'd be able to heat 2600sq.ft. with that stove.....

Dan
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Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: more heat

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:24 pm

fishey wrote:what is a barro? i been reading the forum for years. ive been burning coal for 7 yr. i use blaschak nut coal.


A barometric damper or baro will help you keep more of the heated air in your house and not up your chimney. It helps you to control the draft. Do a search of the archives in the upper right corner and you'll find a lot of information on their use and how it can save you coal and money.

Unfortunately, the guys are of the opinion that your stove is too small for the space you are trying to heat and if anyone would know they would. The body of knowledge found here is amazing. I would follow their suggestion and start looking for a bigger stove. You can usually find them on Craigs list for a responsible price. Good luck, Lisa
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