Hitzer 55fa - coming soon :D

Hitzer 55fa - coming soon :D

PostBy: voodoochylde On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:57 pm

I have been debating whether to buy a boiler, construct a building and chimney, and pipe it to a heat exchanger in my furnace or to just drop a crappy Hot Blast from TSC in the basement and make use of all the radiation while keeping the mess away from the living area.

I made up my mind yesterday. I found a Hitzer dealer in Prosperity, WV and visited them after work. I was thinking about the Hitzer 82FA but they only had a 55FA on display. Looked it over for about an hour and fell in love. I decided to purchase it and am keeping the Warm Morning 818 in the living room just in case I need a bit extra. The 818 will hopefully idle all winter...

I'm starting to work on prepping for install today. The furnace should be here Monday or Tuesday.

From what I've read, these are solid units and it darn sure looked solid (and easy to work on). I figure I'll use about the same amount of coal (maybe another 1 or 2 ton extra) for next season when it goes to work.

Anyone have experience with these? I'm curious about burn-times. It looks like it'll hold around 100lbs of coal.
voodoochylde
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Locke
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 818

Re: Hitzer 55fa - coming soon :D

PostBy: warminmn On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:19 pm

If the inside is the same as a 55UL, yes Ive had some. My Dad has one. His chimney doesnt have enough draft for ant full time but did burn some in really cold windy weather. I thought it was very very efficient with the thingy?? closed above the fire. My Dad absolutely loves the stove and uses it mainly with wood, which it burns really nice as well. If you let it idle away real low, it will hardly use any fuel but still put out a lot of heat. It will give you good burn times, dont worry about that. I think its a little less then 100 pounds but could be wrong. I think you will be very happy with it.

If you ever burn wood in it, cover one grate with firebrick or let it ash up. It burns slower that way and leaves coals for reloading.
warminmn
 
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Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Hitzer 55fa - coming soon :D

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:05 pm

Congrats on the Hitzer. Don't forget to post pictures.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

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Re: Hitzer 55fa - coming soon :D

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:47 am

INDEED :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Hitzer 55fa - coming soon :D

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:58 am

Very Exciting! You should be set....Enjoy! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
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