buying new stove

buying new stove

PostBy: fishey On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:01 am

what are the pro and con between the hitzer 30/95 and the harman megafire. inm looking for more heat. i have a hitzer55 now. im looking to buy a new stove
fishey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 55

Re: buying new stove

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:38 am

Hi fishey,

As you already know, the 30-95 puts out nearly the same amount of btu's as your 55. Is your stove in the basement or the living room of your home?
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: buying new stove

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:33 am

If you want a bigger stove, I'd look at a 50-93 Hitzer or one if the DS Machine Circulating stoves.

Where is the 55 located in your house?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: buying new stove

PostBy: fishey On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:50 pm

the stove in the livingroom i ment the hitzer 30/95
fishey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 55

Re: buying new stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:07 pm

He knew what you meant. How big is your house? What is the problem w/ the 55??? If you want MORE heat, neither of the stoves you are looking at can do that I don't believe. Like was mentioned, check out the Hitzer 50-93
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: buying new stove

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:43 pm

Since you live on the shore of Lake Erie, I can understand why you would want/need a larger stove!

The DS Circulator model 1500 would be a great stove. It's rated for 96,000 btu's and holds 60lbs of coal in the firebox and 40lbs of coal in the hopper.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: buying new stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:23 pm

The 50-93 takes to be shook down & hopper topped off every 12 hrs or so--good to get into the consistency of doing it at those intervals. Once you get it going initially, she takes approx 40 lbs a day ( 5 gal. paint pail) No worry about power outages with the gravity feed hopper--comes with a blower which I use rarely heating 2000 sq.--the 30-95 would not do that well with that amount of space, plus I'm in an old farm house, so pretty broken up.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix