Runaway Hitzer 50-93

Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:19 am

So my brand new Hitzer 50-923 was installed with no baro and no damper ( I was in a rush and Hitzer makes this an option). The back flap was completely closed shut at 8PM, the side handle does not have the magic washer instead I used pieces of fiberglass and I then pushed in the handle. Crude but the hole is sealed and yes I have an nice even burn now. The bottom door is closed tight and the draft knob is shut all the way to the left -no holes visable. The gasket looks to be new. Here I am up at 2AM, the room is at 80F. and the thermometer on the front of the stove says 450F. HELP. I guess the bottom gasket has a major leak that I can't see. I feel stupid what am I missing. Anybody can use a Hitzer - right? Apparently not I. Five years burning coal and I am still a newbie - depressing.
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coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:40 am

Try and pass a match around the gasket areas and see if you find any leaks...it is possible that your draft is just VERY strong and pulling air from every seam. Does the chimney have a clean-out door? Open it a few inches and see what happens.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:32 am

OK, nailed it, the screw on the draft door which holds the fancy screw for draft adjustment was tight but the bolt it attached to was imperfectly formed and the draft insert has pulled across but not sealed against the door was in fact the draft was almost on full. I needed a washer... Fixed it at 4:30am went back to bed and now the stove may be out and I am trying to get it back to life.... lesson learned but I only wish I had learned it when it was not 9F.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

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Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: fastcat On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:24 am

Yes that screw can be a pain and needs to be kept and eye on, Just make sure you can still slide the draft slide, I have found per Oliver Power that if you crack that thing open just a little you can stop the flapper from banging when the wind is blowing strong and creating a strong draft and slamming the flapper closed when it wants to be open. After 4 years I have found that I have needed to tighten mine twice in that time and have no idea how it gets loose, just something to check from time to time.
fastcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:11 pm

fastcat wrote:After 4 years I have found that I have needed to tighten mine twice in that time and have no idea how it gets loose, just something to check from time to time.

Could a lock washer help? Or an extra nut?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Take nut off and put some RED High-Temp Lok-Tite on the threads, then put nut back on.

Lightning wrote:Could a lock washer help? Or an extra nut?
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:40 pm

Lightning wrote:
fastcat wrote:After 4 years I have found that I have needed to tighten mine twice in that time and have no idea how it gets loose, just something to check from time to time.

Could a lock washer help? Or an extra nut?

Or spring-load it?
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:52 pm

A spring load of some sort would probably work real well:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:45 am

I installed a compression spring on the slide damper door. It works very well and no more adjusting a lock nut. Keeps the slide plate tight against the doors backside.
Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Runaway Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: fastcat On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Smoker858 wrote:I installed a compression spring on the slide damper door. It works very well and no more adjusting a lock nut. Keeps the slide plate tight against the doors backside.


Can you take a picture of what you did and post it, sounds like a really good fix for this problem.
fastcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

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