Experience with hitzer 30-95

Experience with hitzer 30-95

PostBy: chopper698 On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:36 am

I'm looking for a new stove I was considering going back
to wood because my living space is much smaller than I
previously had. I want to be able to burn wood in the fall
and coal when it starts to get real cold. I had a Harman mark
II I use to try and burn wood in it and it was lousy even with
the door open. I was looking at the hitzer 30-95 and have heard
it burns wood in it well. Does anyone burn wood in there Hitzers?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 30-95

Re: Experience with hitzer 30-95

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:24 am

Just an old farmers thoughts chopper, but, if I've got a stove designed for coal, that's what I'm going to use in it--same for a stove designed for wood--I've got one of each. After a season of learning, through a lot of help from this FORUM--I can keep my HITZER 50-93 at a real low idle during even 60-70* days & up it at night to keep this 200 yr old farm house nice & comfortable--a couple of those 80* days I had to open a window-stat or two, like I said, just this old farmers thoughts through experience acquired from the FORUM here. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Experience with hitzer 30-95

PostBy: chopper698 On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:45 am

Yep I'm hearing you Fred
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Re: Experience with hitzer 30-95

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:17 pm

Guess it depends on the stove truely. My old Glenwoods will burn wood in the fall or spring when I don't want a 12hr or more fire. I usually keep a 1/2 cord around from the tree around the property for that purpose. They are much better at coal burning but can burn wood when I need them too. What's the problem with the Harmon? Sounds like a draft problem if you have to keep the ash door open? Generally speaking, wood needs less air than coal, meaning that wood grates would have small openings.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Experience with hitzer 30-95

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:05 pm

Yes, just like Fred said, anthracite is so easy to burn at low heat output makes you forget burning wood. In a small room 10 X 16, an ant stove can idle from Fall to Spring while beeing confortable. Impossible to do with a wood stove.
Beleive "The ol farmer" :)
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Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

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