Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:04 pm

I'm confused by the Hitzer Model 82. Is it intended to be a free standing hand fired basement stove, or is it intended to be hooked up to a plenum like a furnace?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:12 pm

The Model 82 is a radiant stove, the 82FA is a furnace.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:14 pm

If you go to their site you will see 2 different model 82, one is described as a free standing stove with no electricity needed and one is described as a furnace that can direct heat to various location in the home via a plenum connection and an optional 980 cfm blower.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
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Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:26 pm

Ah, it's becoming clearer now. Thanks Rob and michaelanthony!

Regarding the stove version, how is it overall?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:40 pm

It is a no-frills workhorse, and not very forgiving if you don't understand hand-firing. To be more specific, you need to open the ash door to shake the grates (individually), and there is nothing but experience to stop you from dumping the fire into the ash pan. The firebox is quite large, and if you don't add the coal properly the stove can create some intense puff-backs. I heated my last house with an 82, and it provided a lot of heat for a $900 stove...but it might not be the best choice for a beginner.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:20 pm

Even D S Machine has their versions similar...very popular model within the Amish community...Riteburn is one.
All thsee knock off stoves got their roots from the Riteway model 37 from back in the 70's and early 80's....got their start during the oil embargo, but faded away later.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
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Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:49 pm

I would suggest the DS circulators, just size the stove accordingly.
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Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: Bruce M On: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:22 pm

McGiever wrote:Even D S Machine has their versions similar...very popular model within the Amish community...Riteburn is one.
All thsee knock off stoves got their roots from the Riteway model 37 from back in the 70's and early 80's....got their start during the oil embargo, but faded away later.


Yes, I'm running DS's version of that stove, it's pictured in my avatar. On mine you don't shake the grates individually, thankfully, they are connected through a connecting rod. The stove is around 700 pounds a, its a beast but really performed well for me last year, my first burning year.
On edit; ooops I changed my pic and didn't notice/forgot.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Hitzer Model 82, is it a stove or a furnace?

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:14 pm

I run an 82 ul that i built my own plenum around and duct the heat to my first floor from the basement. Like any stove it takes a little learning along the way, but with some quality time reading the hand fired section of this forum it isn't to bad. a few tips:

Short choppy strokes when grate shaking.
When loading the stove, leave a spot uncovered so the coal gas can burn off properly.
The door air knob should be open a hair or two, this helps with the puffbacks.
Put the lever down about an hour or so after the feeding. The lever seems to slow the draft and will back up the coal gas and let you get even bigger puff backs.
Shake each grate and then poke from the top a little (don't forget the corners) and give each side a little more shake. Especially if you've had a fire more a month or more because of ash buildup in the corners.

They are a quality stove and hold a fire for months, I'v heated my house for several years with it and its always been dependable. They aren't good with wood at all.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 82 ul
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82 u.l.

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