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Re: hitzer 30 93

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:40 pm

Bucksnort,I second what Grizzly2 said,put a manometer on that pipe before you do something crazy.I know first hand how a crappy chimney can make coal burning a real PITA.Keepaeyeonit
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
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Re: hitzer 30 93

PostBy: bucksnort On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:11 pm

Well I made the decision to purchase a bigger stove. I was considering going with the hitzer 50-93 but after the poor advice i was i was given by the hitzer dealer I decide to not to go back. I just wasn't comfortable going to someone who obviously doesn't know enough about the products they are selling.

That being said, I decided to go with a DS Machine basement #4. Rated at 130,000 btu's, i believe it will be more than enough to heat my house from the basement up. Like everyone has said, I should be able to run it low most of the time and have the extra horsepower if needed. Going to do the install tomorrow and start all over again!

If anyone is looking for a week old Hitzer 30-95 with a variable speed blow, i would be willing to take a bit of a hit on it. I paid $1590 (tax included). I'd like to get $1350 back out of it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Basement #4
Coal Size/Type: Hard Nut Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4

Re: hitzer 30 93

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:44 pm

I had the same problem here with my Mark I way back when I first joined the forum. Had that thing running flat-out in the basement at 800° just to maintain 60° upstairs on the real cold single-digit January mornings. I ended up buying a Mark III (went from 42k btu's to 93k btu's) which solved that problem.

A very generous man donated a stoker boiler to me, and that'll be getting hooked up next season. Learn as you go .... ;)
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Re: hitzer 30 93

PostBy: oliver power On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:40 am

bucksnort wrote:Well I made the decision to purchase a bigger stove. I was considering going with the hitzer 50-93 but after the poor advice i was i was given by the hitzer dealer I decide to not to go back. I just wasn't comfortable going to someone who obviously doesn't know enough about the products they are selling.

That being said, I decided to go with a DS Machine basement #4. Rated at 130,000 btu's, i believe it will be more than enough to heat my house from the basement up. Like everyone has said, I should be able to run it low most of the time and have the extra horsepower if needed. Going to do the install tomorrow and start all over again!

If anyone is looking for a week old Hitzer 30-95 with a variable speed blow, i would be willing to take a bit of a hit on it. I paid $1590 (tax included). I'd like to get $1350 back out of it.
Again, not trying to be an alarmist here BUT, aren't you going in the extreme opposite direction? You do have a small house..... I wouldn't think you'd want to maintain too big of coal bed. That would be kind of foolish. I guess you could install a fire box reducer. You may have to if your chimney has poor draft. Yes, you can slow it down but, that also means cooler exhaust, which = lesser draw. Coal exhaust gasses are much cooler than wood exhaust gasses. Question is; How good of draw does your chimney have? I would think you'd want something in the 95,000 - 100,000 BTU range. Calling on DS Machine members. Is Bucksnort over doing it with 130,000 BTU stove? What DS Machine stove is in the 95,000 - 100,000 BTU range. Any recommendations from you DS Machine guys before Bucksnort fires up his stove????? Oliver
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: hitzer 30 93

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:28 am

bucksnort wrote: I just wasn't comfortable going to someone who obviously doesn't know enough about the products they are selling.


Regardless of which stove you decide to buy, you need to educate yourself and make your own decision. The salesman haven't been to your house, they don't know the real heat load, and they don't know how well the heat will move around. One thing I can tell you...the btu rating of most stoves is at an unrealistic stove body temperature. I think you will be much happier with a larger stove running at 2/3rds capacity than a little one "running in the red".
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: hitzer 30 93

PostBy: bucksnort On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:39 am

My decision to go with the Ds machine was based on some experience. My friend heats his house with the exact same stove and his house is a bit smaller than mine but also a cape cod. He runs it low and it keeps his house cozy. The more I thought about it my house is 1200 square feet but by the time you throw another almost 700 square feet of basement with cold sandstone walls, I'm actual heating a decent size area.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Basement #4
Coal Size/Type: Hard Nut Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4

Re: hitzer 30 93

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:00 am

bucksnort wrote:My decision to go with the Ds machine was based on some experience. My friend heats his house with the exact same stove and his house is a bit smaller than mine but also a cape cod. He runs it low and it keeps his house cozy. The more I thought about it my house is 1200 square feet but by the time you throw another almost 700 square feet of basement with cold sandstone walls, I'm actual heating a decent size area.


that is the mistake many folks make. they forget to add in the basement sqft and it's also a tough room unless it's insulated. I think you'll be pleased with the DS and should be able to handle most anything.
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