First Firing

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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Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 2:47 pm

Fired up my new hitzer 503. It burned well.I didnt fill it up, had bed 5 inches from hopper.I left the draft vents wide open not the ashpan door and the damper open figuring it will burn all nite and all I'll have is ash left in the morning.I woke up to find the stove was cold and there was white colored coal nuggets left.
So my question is was there not enough draft to totally burn the coal?Ambient temp have anything to do with burn? :|

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
Location: Cuba, NY

Post Sat. Oct. 03, 2009 3:49 pm

Read the thread about Filling up your stove. I think it's in the hand fired section...other have the same problem. Probably not added enough coal.
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