New member, new stove

New member, new stove

PostBy: Scottaw On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:24 pm

Hi everyone, I've been researching here for about a year now and finally bought my first stove today. A local dealer had a very nice used Hitzer 50-93 that I couldn't pass up. Any other members in the central PA area? I'm in Spruce Creek and looking to find the best supplier. Thanks for all the info I've already found here.
Last edited by Rob R. on Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Corrected stove model #
Scottaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:26 pm

Welcome to the Forum my friend. How ya comin with your install? Remember, any questions, there's a few of us with the 50-93 right handy. Outstanding choice of stoves :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: Wiz On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:33 pm

Welcome to the forum, allot of good advice can be found here.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

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Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:51 pm

Welcome to the forum, have you told the family about your new addiction, saving money that is! :D
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: Scottaw On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:29 pm

The guys from the stove shop will be here Friday to check out my basement for the install. Since I'm new to this whole thing I think I'm going to let the pros install it. The stove will be replacing my 45 year old oil boiler, and I want t make sure the chimney liner is good to go.

The wife knows I've wanted this for a long time and gave me the go ahead when I found such a good deal.

Once the installers check the chimney I'll start building my heat shields and cutting my air vents. Should be a fairly straightforward install.

I just tore off a porch and have a ton of 2x6 that will turn into a coal bin once I figure out where it's going to go. I'm hoping to build a bin for 4-6 tons.

Can you tell I get fully into my new hobbies?
Scottaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:11 pm

Scott, you're gonna find that keepin you & your family nice & comfy in the winter months goes well above & beyond a hobby, It's a way of life my friend:) Just remember, the only dumb questions are the one's we don't ask--Keep us posted on ALL your progress. You're definitely headed in the right direction:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:15 pm

Questions are welcomed, got to give us coal veterans something to do :oops:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:20 pm

If you're replacing an oil boiler, why not go straight
to a coal boiler ?
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:21 pm

^^^ WORD. :D ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:27 pm

Scottaw wrote:The guys from the stove shop will be here Friday to check out my basement for the install. Since I'm new to this whole thing I think I'm going to let the pros install it. The stove will be replacing my 45 year old oil boiler, and I want t make sure the chimney liner is good to go.

Be careful, they'll be lookin to sell you a Stainless Steel chimney liner too. They are pricey and some people have seen them rot out in a few years. You being new to this are perfect prey for the taking. Hopefully they aren't schmucks and won't try to hose you into a SS liner you don't need.. Sorry for the rant :x Yer gonna love coal!! :lol:

Welcome aboard :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:57 pm

That oil boiler ran for 45 yrs. and you could have lit that again with out checking you chimney, something tells me your liner is ok. Just wish you lived closer that install would cost you a couple pizza and maybe JUST MAYBE a couple cold ones.
Don't forget to ask what coal ash and h2o makes, and is that bad for stainless steel ;)
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: Scottaw On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:10 am

I decided against another boiler because I really wanted a no electricity setup. We live out in the boonies where we're the power company's last place to fix an outage. In the future this stove may
Move upstairs to another zone of the house and I may attempt a gravity fed radiator system. Let's just figure out how to burn coal first!

I think we're going to end up reusing the stainless liner I have as long as it's in good shape. If it's not, I'll rebuild the chimney, probably going new masonry down the whole thing.

I'm open to all suggestions for building the firewall behind the stove, I've read a lot here today, but still haven't decided what I want to put for mine, pictures always help suggest.
Scottaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:32 am

You're right on that pix thing--post some on the area you're putting the stove--it's real hard to make any suggestions running blind:) BUT for starters--1/2 inch concrete board with white/ceramic fencing insulators behind give you your acceptable air space. ( insulators available at Tractor Supply)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:52 am

Hi Scott. Welcome to the forum.

Can you tell us a little about the layout of your house? How do you intend to get the heat out of the basement and moved around the home?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: New member, new stove

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:09 am

freetown fred wrote:You're right on that pix thing--post some on the area you're putting the stove--it's real hard to make any suggestions running blind:) BUT for starters--1/2 inch concrete board with white/ceramic fencing insulators behind give you your acceptable air space. ( insulators available at Tractor Supply)



Welcome.
And have the concrete board (or sheet metal) a couple inches off the floor so that cool air can get under it and travel up between the board and the wall by natural convection.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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