bucksnort wrote:Well I made the decision to purchase a bigger stove. I was considering going with the hitzer 50-93 but after the poor advice i was i was given by the hitzer dealer I decide to not to go back. I just wasn't comfortable going to someone who obviously doesn't know enough about the products they are selling.
That being said, I decided to go with a DS Machine basement #4. Rated at 130,000 btu's, i believe it will be more than enough to heat my house from the basement up. Like everyone has said, I should be able to run it low most of the time and have the extra horsepower if needed. Going to do the install tomorrow and start all over again!
If anyone is looking for a week old Hitzer 30-95 with a variable speed blow, i would be willing to take a bit of a hit on it. I paid $1590 (tax included). I'd like to get $1350 back out of it.
Again, not trying to be an alarmist here BUT, aren't you going in the extreme opposite direction? You do have a small house..... I wouldn't think you'd want to maintain too big of coal bed. That would be kind of foolish. I guess you could install a fire box reducer. You may have to if your chimney has poor draft. Yes, you can slow it down but, that also means cooler exhaust, which = lesser draw. Coal exhaust gasses are much cooler than wood exhaust gasses. Question is; How good of draw does your chimney have? I would think you'd want something in the 95,000 - 100,000 BTU range. Calling on DS Machine members. Is Bucksnort over doing it with 130,000 BTU stove? What DS Machine stove is in the 95,000 - 100,000 BTU range. Any recommendations from you DS Machine guys before Bucksnort fires up his stove????? Oliver