New York Bear wrote:Glad you like your Hitzer. Doesn't seem like very many people on here have them, and I think they are a fantastic stove. I have the 354 myself, and it works great.
Glad to hear from a fellow New Yorker with a Hitzer. I did not communicate with one Hitzer owner on this site (or anyplace else) before I bought my stove. I had a lot of people tell me that they heard Hitzer made a good stove, but you are the first owner I have heard from.
Now, I have a couple of questions for you. Do you burn nut or pea size coal? If you set the draft to a low setting so that the little tin cover is closed over the draft hole all the time, will the stove still keep burning at a low rate, or eventually die out? I have burned with the tin cover closed for up to about 9 hours, the fire got very low but did not go out. I am curious it there is enough air getting to the fire to prevent it going out no matter how low I set the vent adjustment knob.
By the way, whereabouts in NY are you? I am in Chaumont on NE tip of Lake Ontario. I would like to extend an invitation for you to drop in for a beer or whatever.