hitzer insert

hitzer insert

PostBy: Blackrocks On: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:59 pm

i bought a hitzer mod #503 insert about a month ago.
my dealer said it would be in end of nov.
i was wondering if anyone has had trouble getting delivery on hitzer products
would like to put in chimney liner but don't want to do this if i'm not gonna get the insert
Blackrocks
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
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Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:27 am

Wrong forum for this question.. I'm moving it to the Hand-fired stove forum.

GReg L.
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Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:42 am

Hitzer 503 Arrives
Back in June the stove was ordered and Hitzer promised delivery in 4 weeks and they were dead on.
No problem getting delivery, just not immediately. Some stores have some stoves in stock but if it needs to be ordered from the factory most stoves will not be delivered until December. I will say they were very accurate with their delivery date unlike Harman.
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Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: Slogo On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:21 pm

Ordered my Hitzer Insert the middle of June from a stove shop. The stove shop said three to four weeks for delivery and it was delivered in five. Now have to wait three weeks for installation.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: tfaath On: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:01 pm

Hi I ordered my 503 on June 27th. It arrived last week, just over 4 weeks from order to delivery .. not bad.

Tom
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: wfd.lt On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:56 pm

I just got mine, ordered July 1st. They said either 4-6 or 5-6 weeks (can't remember). Right on the money. The shop said ordered now it could be January delivery.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: JafaDog On: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:56 am

I ordered my 503 on 7/2/08 and was told 4-6 weeks for delivery. I called the dealer at the 3-week mark for an updated timeframe (I was nervous after hearing about delays with Harman, Alaska and Leisure Line). At that time the dealer told me that my stove was still expected in the 4-6 week timeframe, although they were estimating 10-12 weeks for stoves ordered that week. I called the dealer again on 8/13 (at the 6-week mark) and was told it would be in "during the latter half of August." I am considering calling Hitzer directly to see if they can give me a more solid timeframe. I don't exactly think I'm getting the run-around from the dealer just yet, but I also don't think they are in frequent contact with Hitzer, either.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 Insert

Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: JafaDog On: Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:08 pm

I just called Hitzer myself to order an extra ash pan and see about my delivery date. Apparently the Big Crush hit them the second or third week in July. It looks like mine got squeaked in a week or two before that. It's expected to be delivered in the next two weeks. Others aren't so lucky. My dealer placed another order on 7/23/08, and those stoves aren't expected to be delivered until 2/09. Wow. I wouldn't want to have 3.6 tons of anthracite ($1,000+) in my garage AND have to tell the Mrs. that we'll still be paying as usual for heating oil until February. Would have been Divorce City at worst, Bankruptville at best. Even with the two-week timeframe from Hitzer, I won't rest easy until it's delivered and installed.

On the plus side, the extra ash pan was only $22.50 plus shipping. I wanted one because I plan to rotate them. I can put the clean pan in the stove for the next round of ash after I remove the full pan and carry it to the basement to cool and empty. Hopefully this will help cut down on dust in the living room if I'm careful....
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Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: ham107 On: Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:44 pm

there is a amish hitzer dealer in prattsburg ny , and he has 2 in stock. if you would like to get it sooner.
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Re: hitzer insert

PostBy: Pinecone On: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:31 pm

Blackrocks wrote:i bought a hitzer mod #503 insert about a month ago.
my dealer said it would be in end of nov.
i was wondering if anyone has had trouble getting delivery on hitzer products
would like to put in chimney liner but don't want to do this if i'm not gonna get the insert


Just be patient. Hitzers Stoves are manufactured in Berne, Indiana. There is such a demand for them which leaves this company struggling to meet the consumers demand, those poor guys who work for Hitzers are working mucho over time. I know this because I use to live in Berne and I delivered many Hitzer stoves for one of Hitzers re sellers, talk about non stop and being busy and tired constantly.
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