Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:34 pm

Finally had it with the wood stove and decided to come back to coal. Today ordered a Hitzer 50-93. I was just wondering. Do you think it will draft ok into a 12x12 clay lined chimney? Chimney is in good shape and approx. 25-30 ft high. I still have my manometer from my prior coal burning days so I can monitor once it is set up.
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Anthracite Ed On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:40 pm

Welcome back to the Black rock burning Cult, Just wondering why you Gave it up in the Past ?
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:41 pm

It will draft just fine.
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:46 pm

Do a real good cleaning of that Chimney to remove as much Creosote as possible. Then prepare yourself for Sleeping through the Night. How old are your CO Monitors?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:53 pm

Anthracite Ed wrote:Welcome back to the Black rock burning Cult, Just wondering why you Gave it up in the Past ?

Only reason I ever gave it up was we moved to NH a few years ago and coal is hard to find up here and a lot more costly than it was when we lived in CT. I figure even if we have to travel to Northern Massachusetts a couple of times over the summer to pick some up and save a few bucks it would be worth it!
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:55 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:Do a real good cleaning of that Chimney to remove as much Creosote as possible. Then prepare yourself for Sleeping through the Night. How old are your CO Monitors?

Cant wait to not have to get up at 2am to feed the stove and then still wake up to a pile of half dead coals and a cold house! CO detectors are approx. 1.5 years old. I forgot, how long do they usually last before they should be replaced? 5 years?
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:22 pm

She'll draw just fine S. Good to have ya back :)
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:39 pm

Great to meet yah!

Coal dealers in southern nh
maybe this link can help, but I'm sure there are more locations as this is 3 plus yrs. old.
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: oliver power On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:41 pm

Like others have said, the 50-93 will draw just fine. No secondary air vents on the 50-93 to lessen draw from below grates.. ALL draft goes up through grates. Oliver
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Photog200 On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:42 pm

Stoker6268 wrote:
Hambden Bob wrote:Do a real good cleaning of that Chimney to remove as much Creosote as possible. Then prepare yourself for Sleeping through the Night. How old are your CO Monitors?

Cant wait to not have to get up at 2am to feed the stove and then still wake up to a pile of half dead coals and a cold house! CO detectors are approx. 1.5 years old. I forgot, how long do they usually last before they should be replaced? 5 years?


I just retired from a electric / gas utility company and we always told our customers that the CO detectors should be replaced every 5 years, so you are correct.

Randy
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:56 pm

Yep,Photog's got it right. I picked up a Kidde C3010-D that's got a sealed Lithium Battery and claims it's good for 10 years. It was time to start cycling out my current Monitors,and I'm going to give this one a try. You're good for a while yet. I think we'll be able to round up the Coal Mafia and crack your supply problems. Them Black Rocks,they just work! Welcome back! :up:
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:30 am

Stoker6268 wrote:
Anthracite Ed wrote:Welcome back to the Black rock burning Cult, Just wondering why you Gave it up in the Past ?

Only reason I ever gave it up was we moved to NH a few years ago and coal is hard to find up here and a lot more costly than it was when we lived in CT. I figure even if we have to travel to Northern Massachusetts a couple of times over the summer to pick some up and save a few bucks it would be worth it!


Pffftt... Dont get to excited about the prices in Ma. either :doh: but if its any consolation If your paying anything for your wood coal still beats it hands down! Natural Gas is the only fuel currently that can come close to coal. I do feel however that coal for home heating is making a very strong surge around here and with that will come more competitive coal prices in New England as a whole. Many tell tails of this are in the air... Activity level of this forum, new memberships from way outside PA, inventory of pro coal burning antiques in shops, Chubby stoves starting to manufacture again, etc.etc.etc.

Also, as you can see... N/G is regulated BUT they have been and ARE removing all their wonderful incentives for tying into N/G (the first step they take before trying to ever so slowly pull the carpet out from under N/G users without them noticing ;) .... as soon as they do.... ITS a BOOM TOWN for COAL!
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:38 am

Using a coal unit on a chimney that had wood burning going on needs some closer monitoring the first season. The coal exhaust will cause any remaining creosote to flake off and fall down in sheets. This has the potential to block a chimney if it doesn't fall all the way past the coal unit's flue entrance.

Just saying.....check it a couple of times and make sure it doesn't happen to you.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Photog200 On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:17 am

Hambden Bob wrote:Yep,Photog's got it right. I picked up a Kidde C3010-D that's got a sealed Lithium Battery and claims it's good for 10 years. It was time to start cycling out my current Monitors,and I'm going to give this one a try. You're good for a while yet. I think we'll be able to round up the Coal Mafia and crack your supply problems. Them Black Rocks,they just work! Welcome back! :up:


A lot of the life span on these detectors depends on placement. If you put one in or near the kitchen, it will not last long as the cooking grease will build up on the sensors. Polution, dust, etc on the sensor is the reason we always recommended replacement every 5 years.

Randy
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Re: Done with wood!! Coming back to coal. New Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:21 am

blrman07 wrote:Using a coal unit on a chimney that had wood burning going on needs some closer monitoring the first season. The coal exhaust will cause any remaining creosote to flake off and fall down in sheets. This has the potential to block a chimney if it doesn't fall all the way past the coal unit's flue entrance.

Just saying.....check it a couple of times and make sure it doesn't happen to you.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.


Excellent advice. I went through this in my home and was shocked at how much creosote collected at the bottom of the chimney. If I hadn't checked mine a few times during that first winter it may have accumulated enough to block the thimble.
Rob R.
 
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