Hitzer Coal Boiler.

Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:44 pm

A friend of mine has a Hitzer boiler but isn't able to find any model numbers or identification plates. The boiler was sitting in the basement of a house he bought two months ago.

The boiler looks older but how can he identify the model? It looks exactly like the Model 82 from the picture. Can he measure the firebox and then cross reference that with Dean?

Thanks for any help!
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:02 pm

Nice looking boiler! Solid look about it! This is the first time I've ever seen a Hitzer boiler. I had no idea that they made boilers. Are they still producing them?
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:06 pm

It looks like a Model 82 with a coil added for hot water.
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:10 pm

Hmm, I bet Rob is right, thats just a Model 82 with a coil? :oops:
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:23 pm

Ah, so it's not a boiler at all. Looks good though!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:41 pm

Yep, it's a radiant stove with a hot water coil. There was a lady on the forum a few years ago that had the same stove, thought it was a boiler too.

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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:14 pm

Hitzer was started in 1975 and this stove looks vintage. I would like to get the serial number off the stove and see if Dean can date the year of manufacture.

The Model 82 was the first stove built by Hitzer and can produce over 100k btu's. My friend said it was hooked into the plumbing to heat the house. It's possible the old guy that owned the house prior had a radiator hooked up to it I suppose, but heating DHW is more like it.
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:14 pm

I had the bright idea that my friend could just buy the blower and installation boot from Hitzer and turn this into a forced-air furnace. But alas, Dean at Hitzer informed me that this isn't so easy!

That stove has to be around 30 years old. The only way to date it is if you can get the serial # off the thermostat. there is no way to put the blower and filter box on that stove. What that is is a black box radiant heater. We still make it today. The blower and filter box goes on the 82FA model which is our furnace add on. Basically we take the 82 and put a sheet metal shell around it to force the air into your duct work and then it is the 82FA. Even today you can't put the shell on the 82 to make a 82FA because we move the legs, weld mounting brackets on it, and move the air intake onto the back instead of the side. Hope this answers your question.


The customer service from Dean is extraordinary and they make great products!!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:33 pm

They haven't changed those stoves much. Here is a picture of mine in 2008.

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Since the age & integrity of the presently installed coil is unknown, I would probably remove it and use the stove as-designed...a radiant heater. It will keep the basement & floors warm, and make the house more comfortable.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Hitzer Coal Boiler.

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:45 pm

Yep that hasn't hardly changed a lick. I'd test the coil and keep it if it passes depending on how it's piped.
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