dondono63 wrote:Doug, this was my original plan prior to buying the Hitzer. It's a beauty too! I'll find a good use for it.
Ill take that lil' 40k BTU coal cooker off your hands anytime Don (Its got the 1/4 hinge pins so I know its a unit that I personally built with my bare hands!)
Tell me honestly... how did the Coal Cooker burn for you, how long did you use it for, did you ever have to replace or repair anything? (It does not look like you overfired it in that picture but because you essentially went from the smallest hand fired possible to the largest hand fired possible, I would think you would have had to crank up that 44 like a blast furnace?)
It would be hard to even imagine that model 44 work horse could even come close to heating the same area as the "Beast" does???
Id love to hear about how the Coal Cooker burned coal for you (I could spit those stoves out blindfolded at such a fast rate and inexpensive cost and for its simple design and low cost I always thought it to be a lil' tank of a stove that just cant be killed (I could throw that thing into the ocean for years or toss it off the empire state building and it would still function and burn coal well
On another note Don... Because your fireplace has a built in Heatalator you do not see the same deficiency most would see with a fireplace insert stove like you have currently, center chimney cape is another HUGE advantage for you (notice they don't build them anymore unless its a special order from a millionaire
). So your very lucky indeed (Its just important to understand you have a couple HUGE advantages with your particular stove that others will not see with the same unit).