Hitzer 30-95 Door Question

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 1:25 pm

Grizzly2 ------ Thanks for all the information, I've been enjoying the thread. Keep us in the loop. baldeagle

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 2:50 pm

Grizz, I would change the door gasket too, Just-in-case. Since you hav the glass off, anyway. I'd even go up a size on the diameter, that will allow a little more cushion across that 1/8" 'warp'.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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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.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 3:12 pm

DVC500,

The thicker window gasket would be a good idea but the glass came from Hitzer with the gasket already on it. The gasket is U channel shaped and the glass sets into the U of course. I looked at gaskets at an on-line retailer. They only offered one window gasket material, leading me to think that it only comes in one dimention. There probably is not a lot of difference in glass thickness used on any stove. I realy don't want to make a change from factory type installation just to get by. After all I do get a new door and window from Hitzer if this one cracks when installed in the orriginal way. So far no crack, but then I had been heating with the stove for a total of 3 months when the first one cracked. It will be next winter untill I have heated long enough and hot enough to have a true test.

Just now, sitting here typing, I heard the spalt of water dripping on my leather sofa. I went to the upstairs bathroom and it appears that the 5 gal. water heater under the sink is leaking. I shut the water to the bathroom off and have got to go check it out further :shock:
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 3:54 pm

grizzly2 wrote:Just now, sitting here typing, I heard the spalt of water dripping on my leather sofa. I went to the upstairs bathroom and it appears that the 5 gal. water heater under the sink is leaking. I shut the water to the bathroom off and have got to go check it out further :shock:


Don't you love Homeownership :D :bang: If its not one thing, its another.... :mad:

I did not know the glass came with the gasket installed. Yep, you have to use it.
OK, stoke 'er up to 500F 2nite, leave the windows open, and see if you can get that glass to :blowup:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 6:11 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:Don't you love Homeownership -- if its not one thing, its another....

It's usually both.
Simple answers for simple minds.

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Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 7:27 pm

OK, stoke 'er up to 500F 2nite, leave the windows open, and see if you can get that glass to :blowup:

Too late. I let the fire burn out today. I need to use up some kerosene so I can get rid of the space heater and the fuel tank. I miss my coal fire already. :cry:
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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