Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: orrsmills On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:18 pm

Going to pick up a Hitzer 50-93 coal stove, stand alone for my brother. Can't wait to see how it works as I'm looking to convert from wood to coal also. After 10 years of wood burning, getting very tired of it.
orrsmills
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Quadra-Fire
Stove/Furnace Model: 4100I

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:29 pm

At last orrs you have seen the light, great move. Cornwall Coal nut is a pretty good product so welcome to the club. Get bulk ($220) vs bagged ($315) if you can deal with it. Let's have pics of the install. Trust me, warmer days are ahead. Glad you picked that model Hitzer, I love mine. I think your brother will be impressed. However, how tall is the lentil on your fireplace and will it fit on your hearth, I remember it looking a little low or is it basement bound . Tell your bro, don't forget the CO detectors.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: orrsmills On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:00 pm

coalnewbie wrote:At last orrs you have seen the light, great move. Cornwall Coal nut is a pretty good product so welcome to the club. Get bulk ($220) vs bagged ($315) if you can deal with it. Let's have pics of the install. Trust me, warmer days are ahead. Glad you picked that model Hitzer, I love mine. I think your brother will be impressed. However, how tall is the lentil on your fireplace and will it fit on your hearth, I remember it looking a little low or is it basement bound . Tell your bro, don't forget the CO detectors.


Hey Coalnewbie,

It's been awhile, hope all is well with you. I'm still not sure what and where I'm going to install a coal stove. I really would like to put one in basement but not sure it can be done. If not in basement then out with wood insert and in with coal insert. Let me know if you can stop by sometime to offer any ideas.
orrsmills
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Quadra-Fire
Stove/Furnace Model: 4100I

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Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: orrsmills On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:04 am

Got the Stove lastnight, $1200. I think a good deal plus the coal.
Will try to attach pics.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Quadra-Fire
Stove/Furnace Model: 4100I

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: orrsmills On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:06 am

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Stove/Furnace Make: Quadra-Fire
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Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:07 am

REAL nice deal om--YES--please get Simon away from that horse farm for a lil while :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: mmcoal On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:56 pm

Just wondering if anyone knows what the point of that angled piece of sheet metal welded to the stove above the front load door is on the Hitzer 50-93 and maybe others? I just can't figure what this thing is suppose to do or if it really does anything. With the way this stove is designed I would be surprised if it's just a decorative piece.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: orrsmills On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:23 pm

mmcoal wrote:Just wondering if anyone knows what the point of that angled piece of sheet metal welded to the stove above the front load door is on the Hitzer 50-93 and maybe others? I just can't figure what this thing is suppose to do or if it really does anything. With the way this stove is designed I would be surprised if it's just a decorative piece.


Isn't that to direct the air flow when the fan is on?
orrsmills
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Quadra-Fire
Stove/Furnace Model: 4100I

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: mmcoal On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:33 pm

orrsmills wrote:
mmcoal wrote:Just wondering if anyone knows what the point of that angled piece of sheet metal welded to the stove above the front load door is on the Hitzer 50-93 and maybe others? I just can't figure what this thing is suppose to do or if it really does anything. With the way this stove is designed I would be surprised if it's just a decorative piece.


Isn't that to direct the air flow when the fan is on?

That's possible, but why would they still go through the trouble of putting it on a radiant only model?
mmcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:08 pm

Nice stove, great price.

Free tip - It is important that the hopper door is airtight. When you close it, make sure there aren't any pieces of coal between the stove and the gasket...otherwise you can end up with an air leak and a hopper fire. I am not saying you should lose sleep over it, just be aware of it and make sure after loading the stove that the hopper door is properly closed.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: oliver power On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:29 pm

The angled piece over the door?????????? Always wondered that myself. Oh, I have had my little thoughts here and there, but none materialized. I'm going to say decoration. Or, maybe a heat / fly-ash shield. Like stopping fly-ash from coming into contact with air from fan. On non-fan models, keeps heat off your hand when working the heat exchanger cleaning rod. I honestly don't know. I'm going to stick with the decoration theory.
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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: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:07 pm

It deflects warm air downward just as your car heater does.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:44 pm

By God fb, you just won the cupie doll :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:37 pm

Dammit Fred,I wanted the Kewpie Doll..... :woot:
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Re: Going to pick up a Hitzer this afternoon

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:01 pm

franco b wrote:It deflects warm air downward just as your car heater does.

freetown fred wrote:By God fb, you just won the cupie doll :D

Not so fast, folks! I see TWO angled-down pieces.
#1 is the front lip of the stove top, just above the slots where a fan would blow the air out and deflect it downward.
#2 appears to be a sheet metal extension just above the load door. What is that for? No air to deflect there. Looks like the add-on extension above my car windows to keep rain from dripping in, but I'm thinking rain is not a common problem with these stoves. :)
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Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

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