Hitzer 354/254

Hitzer 354/254

PostBy: Sailfish On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:34 pm

My question is the 254 will get the job done, But will using the 354 stove perhaps have a longer burn time in the same space?
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 354

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Re: Hitzer 354/254

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:21 pm

The 354 should give you a longer burn time at, say 24,000 BTU output than the 254 will at 24,000 BTU output. The maximum output for the 254 is about 50,000 BTU and for the 354 is about 65 BTU. The firebox in the 354 ( 74,602 c.i.) is wider, deeper and higher than the 254 ( 4,565 c.i.) so of course it will hold more coal and at a given heat output, last longer.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.