Any Opinions From Hitzer 254 Users ?

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tmegg
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Joined: Sat. Mar. 01, 2008 10:42 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant Series I
Location: Southeastern Massachusetts

Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 2:27 pm

If I purchase a 254 It will be without the blower option. I like the fact that the 254 is top vented and without the blower the rear clearance will be the same as my Vigilant. I seriously considerd the 50/95 with the hopper but being rear vented the stove will stick out about a foot more than my current stove. The 254 looks like it will handle wood better than the 50/95 and the grates are little bigger also. Any thoughts...

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CHICKENBOY
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Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 254
Location: Western PA

Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 3:27 pm

Tmegg,
I'm not real sure what you are asking, but I love my 254. Up until a few weeks ago I've only burnt wood in it. It heats my aprox. 1200sf camp just fine. I didn't want a blower either. Figured just more expensive parts to go bad and probably too loud for all the air it moves. I somtimes use a very small house fan (fake industrial looking metal type). They are cheap and the first one hasn't worn out yet. I tried anthracite a little while back,and it makes even more heat and for a long time without messing with it.
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grizzly2
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Joined: Tue. Feb. 12, 2008 7:18 pm
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 Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 4:04 pm

Although I like my hopper, I think you made a good choice for burning wood and coal. I believe you can burn anthracite or bituminus. There is something to be said for simplicity. Good luck with your new Hitzer, and enjoy. :)

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