jesepi wrote:Can someone tell me Can Bituminous coal/lump coal be burned in a Hitzer 30-95 ?
I want to burn Bit coal because of the lower cost per ton. Im still looking for a suitable stove to
install in the livingroom. I am wanting it to heat the upstairs also.
Thanks in advance !
The answer is no if you don't want a lot of smoke and soot and smell. If you want to try the local bit coal go as cheap as possible by maybe buying a Warm Morning stove which at least has the reputation of burning it better than others. The stove recommended by member wsherrick who has had experience with them is the antique Florence stoves which have been properly designed for that fuel. I doubt if any stove can match the clean burning of anthracite. Some stokers will do the best job and is the choice of member Berlin who has much experience in both types of stoves. The specific bit coal also makes a big difference. Try to speak to and visit people in your area using that coal. The coal supplier probably could give you some leads. If the stuff burns and gives off heat many are happy and discount the mess but if you want the best then you have to go with anthracite.
All this advice is coming from someone who has never burned bit coal, but unlike government advice I at least know a little about it.