coalfan wrote:u have it in the living space i keep geting told to keep them in basement how do you like it in your home and thats what i am going to do or i should say i want to do /ceilng fans etc but very interesting am glad i read this !! ds and hitzer are good but me im sold on ds as of now thanx !!!!!!!!
yes, i'm the same guy you PM'd about this decision, and i DID tell you the DSM's work far better in the basement installation than up in the living space. i also outlined the reasons i didn't think thye were all that great for the up stairs install, which is all about what they were conceived, built and intended to do by the manufacturer.
i have a circulator in the living space, where i had a Riteway #37 for many yrs and MY experience is the basis of my opinion.
i have ceiling fans too, very good room lay out and a chimney that pulls .09 over a stove top temp of 200* and pipe temp. of 75* w/ ZERO wind and 60* ambient.
i've still heated this space more efficiently with a 45 yr. old dual fuel down draft unit because it had a HUGE amount of radiant surface.
don't get me wrong, DS makes a VERY good stove. it just happens to be better at what they had in mind when they built them than any thing else.
all other things equal, the Hitzer 50-93 will be better for a living space install.