grizzly2 wrote:Burning nut coal in a 30-95 Hitzer, I went 17 hours without touching the stove. The fire was low but came back up fine when I shook the grate and opened the vent. With pea coal in the same stove I have gone 12 hours and it is still burning fine though definatley dieing down. My stove has a gravity feed hopper, so running out of fuel is not a problem when idling for those lengths of time.
Quite often i'll idel my 30-95 in the pole barn garage. Tend it once every 24 hrs. Come spring time , I do the same with the 50-93 , which is in the basement of the house. When ever I idle the HITZER stoves , I turn off the fan. This way the stove itself stays warm. Warm enough to keep the chill out of the pole barn garage. When I want to do anything in the garage , I give it air , and away it goes. I never idle the one in the house untill springtime , when the temps are up & down , but yet to cool to let the fire go out. And yes , it does keep the house heated.