Mark 2 vs Hitzer 30-95

Mark 2 vs Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: bigbld On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:37 am

I see a few post about these stoves, but no one picks one over the other, which is better, i see one is top load, the other is front, which is easier. Please let me know your thoughts, thanks.
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Re: Mark 2 vs Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:41 am

Do a search, here is one post about the two.

Hitzer 30-95 or Harmon Mark II
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Re: Mark 2 vs Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:42 am

If the Hitzer is a top loader, then it has a hopper.. this makes a big difference with how you opperate and maintain the stove during the heating season.. A top load is much more convenient, and the hopper acts like a gravity feed stoker... it will keep feeding the coal in the hopper to the fire, as the fire burns down.
A standard batch-fed stove like the Harman Mark series will only have the coal in the firebox to burn, no extra resevoir of coal.. so it is a little less 'flexible' with feeding and shaking schedules..

I'd prefer the hopper fed over the batch fed stove. Easier to load and longer burn times..

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Re: Mark 2 vs Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: bigbld On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:46 am

I see people love Harman, and I never heard of Hitzer, are both good companies?

Is it worth getting the larger one, or would the small one heat my 1,600 sq foot single story house. I plan on putting it in the living room
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Re: Mark 2 vs Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:33 pm

The Harman stoves are good stoves, the dealer and factory system is flawed.. for the most part.

The Hitzer stoves are VERY good, and have an excellent dealer and factory support setup.

Use the search funtion on the forum,, and read all you can about the Hitzer stoves,, there are very few if any negative comments..

I'd go with the Hitzer.

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Re: Mark 2 vs Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:17 pm

I own a harman MK III, I have friends that own Hitzers. Pesonally I would go with Hitzer.

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