Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Qball On: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:25 pm

Here is a link to how I solved moving heat when I had my Hitzer. I had good results and burned the stove for a few years this way before switching to a stoker. The main reason I switched was so I could leave the stove for a couple of days and it would keep going.

http://nepacrossroads.com/about6517.html

My cold air return is on page 2 of this post...

http://nepacrossroads.com/about7895-15.html
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:18 pm

Nice qball
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: cmk9180 On: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Thanks qball. I will try something like that. Maybe the house is pressurized. I'll see what I can do with the cold air returns.
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:03 pm

You did notice the 6" duct work--you're having to push way to much heat through the 8" & probably loosing half of it in the process.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: cmk9180 On: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:30 am

Thanks for the help, guys. The problem was the bimetallic heat control knob. It kept getting stuck and not closing the flap. I fabricated a spin type draft control in the place where the flap was. This thing has kept temperature of 325-350 all day. No problems. I really appreciate everybody's kindness and willingness to help me.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Woodchuck
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:18 am

cmk, outstanding :) post a pix, some of us other 50-93 users could duplicate this if the situation were to arise.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:46 am

That flap should not stick open. Something needs to be tweaked. If the flap doesn't bind on the hinge, I'd adjust the magnet to help pull the flap closed.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:58 am

cmk9180 wrote:Thanks for the help, guys. The problem was the bimetallic heat control knob. It kept getting stuck and not closing the flap. I fabricated a spin type draft control in the place where the flap was. This thing has kept temperature of 325-350 all day. No problems. I really appreciate everybody's kindness and willingness to help me.



Glad you got that fixed.

Yes please post pics. We just love pics here !!!!!


And don't dismiss the air circulation. Makes for long term coal useage savings.




Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: cmk9180 On: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:23 pm

Will do. I'll try to get some pics up over the weekend or the early part of next week. Opening day of rifle season in NY state Saturday....
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: cmk9180 On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:32 pm

Well, here it is. My new manual draft control. The stove cement is ugly but this setup is way more functional. I've got all air leaks sealed. I can dial the stove down to 250 degrees and keep my house at 72. Thanks, y'all.
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:53 pm

Nice dude, hey whatever works in each individuals environment is outstanding as this old farmer see's it. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: cmk9180 On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:15 pm

Thanks Fred. My ash door slide leaked air like a seive. So I sealed it shut permanently as I never use it. I was talking with my boss, and he said ash buildup is your friend; keep some ash in there, and you'll have more control of airflow. It's working.
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:34 am

Way to go cmk. Improvisation is innovation. Looks sort of like forward to the past with the primary control. ;)
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Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: oliver power On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:45 am

cmk9180 wrote:Well, here it is. My new manual draft control. The stove cement is ugly but this setup is way more functional. I've got all air leaks sealed. I can dial the stove down to 250 degrees and keep my house at 72. Thanks, y'all.
I'm puzzled???? You already have manual air control in the front ash door. Why would you need two manual air controls. I agree with Rob R, somthing needed to be tweeked. Oliver
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Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: Please Help!! Hitzer 50-93

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:58 pm

cmk9180 wrote:Well, here it is. My new manual draft control. The stove cement is ugly but this setup is way more functional. I've got all air leaks sealed. I can dial the stove down to 250 degrees and keep my house at 72. Thanks, y'all.


Hi cmk9180.
I would like to know where you got the spinner vent for your stove? Looks very nice is it St.St. or nickeled?
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