I don't know yet but I soon will. I bought a Hitzer 30-95 today. I expect to have it hooked up and running by next weekend at the latest. I will get a good wood fire going in it to cure the paint and to get the coal started, and let you know how it burns wood. I hope it burns wood well, because I plan to burn wood in the spring and fall to take the chill off in the house when a constant coal fire will be too much heat.
I have burned wood in 4 different wood stoves over the years. I think I have a pretty good idea what is needed to be a good wood burner, and the Hitzer fire box and ventilation look like it should burn wood without a problem, but not too efficiently without adding a baffel between the fire box and the flue collar.
The way the Hitzer is set up now, it has a removable hopper that partially covers the flue outlet, and much of the coal heat has to circulate arround that to get out. I think the hopper performs some of the function of a baffel to keep heat from going too directly up the flue. In order to feed wood of any size into the fire box, it looks like the hopper has to be removed. That will alow the wood heat to exit too directly for efficiency I think. I enjoy welding and fabricating so will no doubt be experimenting with some baffel designs for wood burning.
Note that it is against Federal law to burn wood in this coal stove except to get the coal lit. I hope the FBI doesn't make a habit of reading our forums