hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: rocky On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:14 pm

Hello all!

We currently heat our home with a Country brand Performer wood stove. This will likely be our last year heating with wood.

We have been looking into anthracite coal stoves for our heating needs, particulary the hitzer 30-95 and 50-93.

Our home is 1500 sf and although the 30-95 is rated to heat up to 1800 sf I keep thinking we should go with the bigger 50-93 for those rare but real polar vortexes lol.

Hoping some of you experienced coal burners could tell me your thoughts. I haven't delta with coal stoves since the warm morning we had thirty years ago when I was just a pup. :)
rocky
 
Other Heating: country brand wood stove

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: mmcoal On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:35 pm

It really depends on if your house is properly sealed and insulated and where you put the stove, but if it were me I would probably go for the bigger stove also. I am heating 1800 sq. ft. with very high vaulted ceilings with a 50-93 and it does just fine until it gets into the single digits, but I think it is mainly because my house isn't sealed very well.
mmcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: rocky On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:53 pm

mmcoal wrote:It really depends on if your house is properly sealed and insulated and where you put the stove, but if it were me I would probably go for the bigger stove also. I am heating 1800 sq. ft. with very high vaulted ceilings with a 50-93 and it does just fine until it gets into the single digits, but I think it is mainly because my house isn't sealed very well.



Thanks for the reply! I'm more worried about holding a fire in the 50-93 on warmer days without running everyone out of the house. It seams that I read somewhere that this could be a problem with running a bigger coal stove but if I remember right that old warm morning would hold a relightable fire for well over a day when shut down.
rocky
 
Other Heating: country brand wood stove

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Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Scottaw On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:02 pm

You can idle a 50 way down. Just go bigger and be done with it. I had mine at 175 on the side, and it held a fire just fine. Great choices, you'll love it, such a simple stove to run.
Scottaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:03 pm

I hope Mr Fred chimes in on this thread.

The nice thing about coal is that it can be idled down to a crawl. You'll be happy you chose the bigger stove when its 15 below zero outside. :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:22 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Rocky. I can't say it much better then scottaw did--I heated 2000 sq at 30 below & did real well holdin her own in this 250 yr old farm house at 73*--there is a learning curve involved, but YES, she'll idle down nicely--1500 sq, I'd definitely go with the 50-93--better safe then COLD ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: oliver power On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:22 pm

I have both. Both are great stoves. Get the 50-93.......... Rocky, where do you live?
oliver power
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: rocky On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Ok, sounds like 50-93 it is then! Local dealer here has one in stock but we have enough wood to do us this season. Maybe if he still has it by summer I can get a decent deal on it or find a good used one.

Our woodburner has been good to us but all this talk has got me looking forward to not getting up to load the stove at 3 am and still waking up to a warm house.

Thanks to all that replied, I should have came here a few days ago instead of giving myself a headache trying to weight BTU's.
rocky
 
Other Heating: country brand wood stove

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:55 pm

Welcome Rocky,I sixth that by saying get the 50-93 and as long you have a good draft you can idle almost anything.If you go with the 50-93 then you have two vary good Hitzer guru's here(Freetown and Olive P) so you have some good goto peeps! take care and if you have any ?'s just ask! Keepaeyeonit

Also,I burned wood for 20 Years so I know what you are saying, when I load the stove at 4:30AM come home from work 14 Hrs later and its still as hot as I set it for that morning knowing I'm not using any oil is a wonderful feeling :D .
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: rocky On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:28 pm

oliver power wrote:I have both. Both are great stoves. Get the 50-93 Rocky, where do you live?

Sorry, missed your question. I live in southern West Virginia so getting Anthracite coal may involve a road trip.
rocky
 
Other Heating: country brand wood stove

Re: hitzer 30-95 vs hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Scottaw On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:03 am

Getting up to load a stove, that sounds terrible. As I learned from Fred, leave it alone for 12 hours and it'll still be running just fine when you tend it, which takes about 10 minutes. Shake, fill, empty pan, forget for another 12.
Scottaw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

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