New Hitzer 30-95

New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:57 pm

Hello all. We just purchased a new Hitzer 30-95 coal stove. We were wondering what size coal burns best in it. The dealer said nut or pea as does the manual but I have burnt pea in the past but never nut. Any preference for this stove?
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:45 pm

Get 10 bags of each.
Start with the nut.
Pea can slow the Nut if it burns too fast.
Real hardwood charcoal, home depot sells cowboy brand.
Gelled fire starter same place as the charcoal, no flareups.
Cover the bottom with the chunk charcoal, a good squirt of the gelled fire starter and a match.
open ash door and when charcoal is red add a scoop of coal every 5 minutes.
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:07 pm

Congratulations Stoker :!:

An excellent choice in my opinion. I prefer nut simply because I don't get an ash buildup problem on the grates requiring some poking from top and bottom, nearly as quickly with the nut as I do with the pea. I started with nut. Through a miscommunication I got 4 tons of pea instead of nut delivered last summer. As I have gotten more used to the stove and the pea, it realy isn't a problem.

I find the coal fire very easy to start with newspaper and split hardwood. Why buy something if you already have all the required ingredients around :?:

I hope you l ike it as much as I do mine. If you have questions either post or PM. Glad to help if you need it.

:up: grizz
grizzly2
 
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.

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Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: GRinRI On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:08 pm

In my 50-93 I've found that I like nut better than pea. Pea can shake out while it's still burning while nut doesn't. The nut burns more evenly at lower heat settings. Pea will burn more to one side then takes almost a full day at higher heat settings to even out. Pea flows from the hopper more freely and tends to slope up more, even covering the firebrick in the front of the stove. Nut keeps the pile flatter and does not flow over the firebrick. I feel that going from low heat settings to higher heat is faster with nut, which is why I have a manual damper between the stove and baro. Pea comes up slower, maybe the one thing I like better about pea.
GRinRI
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: 03281 On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:06 pm

Been burning nut for 3 years now without a problem. You will absolutely love that stove. Don't use the ash door draft control at all. Let the automatic draft door do it's thing.
03281
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93/C55

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: Floydman89 On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:46 pm

We have burnt both PEA and NUT coal in our 30-95..
We're still kinda NEW at it... got the stove in OCT 08..
We bought 3 ton of Pea with the stove... from M&M Coal..

I think it depend on where you get the coal... - Which is better...
Pea coal from M&M COAL .. is Larger .. than the Pea coal .. From Kranze in CATO... :?
So that smaller stuff falls thru the grates easy ... So you have to be careful when doin the shakin' ;)
The wife didn't like that!!! :x .. The Nut coal from Kranze seemed better than the Nut from M&M... :?

If I were you .. I'd try some of Both .. and even try different suppliers...

Overall ... my opinion I think burning NUT is Better ... . but if you have to RESTART the stove...
I think its much easier to start it .. .with some pea...
Floydman89
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-95

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:27 pm

GRinRI wrote:In my 50-93 I've found that I like nut better than pea. Pea can shake out while it's still burning while nut doesn't. The nut burns more evenly at lower heat settings. Pea will burn more to one side then takes almost a full day at higher heat settings to even out. Pea flows from the hopper more freely and tends to slope up more, even covering the firebrick in the front of the stove. Nut keeps the pile flatter and does not flow over the firebrick. I feel that going from low heat settings to higher heat is faster with nut, which is why I have a manual damper between the stove and baro. Pea comes up slower, maybe the one thing I like better about pea.


Good points. These are all things I have noticed with my 30-95 also. :)
grizzly2
 
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.

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:31 am

Thanks for all the info I will be installing on Saturday. I will let you all know how it goes!
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: baldeagle On: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:20 am

Send some photo's, best of luck -- baldeagle
baldeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 354
Stove/Furnace Model: Hitzer 503

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:48 pm

baldeagle wrote:Send some photo's, best of luck -- baldeagle



Not into the 21st century yet still dont have a digital camera. Will get some photos with a CD and see if I can upload. cant guarantee how soon though.

This stove really rocks. installed in about an hour and got her "purring" Thing really throws some heat! Drafts really well too!
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: New Hitzer 30-95

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:00 pm

:up: Hooray :!: If you have a good draft, good coal and a Hitzer, coal burning seems to be easier than it might otherwise be. Congrats on getting that baby fired up and running. :cheers:
grizzly2
 
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.

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