A Quick Video of My Hitzer 983 Insert

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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Rwalker
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 983

Post Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 9:18 pm

Shot this tonight at 7 pm, hadn't touched it since 5 am this morning. Bottom vents left open about 1/4", manual damper pushed all the way in. Blower kept at lowest setting. This was just before shaking, dumping, and refilling.

Enjoy:
What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten...The Past...Yesterday's news.
I fear giving up and being past by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears fuel me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear...

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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 9:26 pm

Nice Rw--another happy coal burner ;)
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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Post Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 9:37 pm

Very good Rwalker:!: Lot of nice heat output. Keep on posting.

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Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Wed. Nov. 14, 2012 9:41 pm

Lookin mighty good after 14 hours there!
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Post Thu. Nov. 15, 2012 6:45 am

Thanks fellas. I don't like to let it go that long, I try to go 5 to 5 every day, but last night I had to get my workout in, then get the boy downstairs to the treadmill for his mile run, and it was garbage night so I was running late. This morning it was 78 in the great room and 74 down the hall, so it holds nice. I keep the fan on the lowest setting, so when it gets real cold, like below 0, (24 right now) I will crank the fan up. :D

And the wife had the great room and the kitchen windows cracked open as well...
What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten...The Past...Yesterday's news.
I fear giving up and being past by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears fuel me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear...

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Keepaeyeonit
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 8:41 am

Rwalker welcome,what temp are you running your stove, how big of a area are you heating,and how much coal are you using?
Take care Keepaeyeonit :)
Keepaeyeonit
Northeast,Ohio

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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 11:16 am

That time schedule is good Rw--I also tend every 12 hrs--consistency my friend, consistency. ;) Only a mile with the boy?? He have an off night? toothy I know that'd kill me.
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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 6:18 pm

Keepaeyeonit wrote:Rwalker welcome,what temp are you running your stove, how big of a area are you heating,and how much coal are you using?
Take care Keepaeyeonit :)
No idea what temp I am running. The stove connects to a "Dial-a-temp" in the wall which I turn to adjust the fans to barely blow or go full speed. Today the wife had the windows open and the fan on the lowest setting and when I got home from work it was 86 in the great room and 80 down the hall. This is after 12 hour of burning! I put a 5 gallon bucket in each fill-up, coal size is Image or a bit smaller.

Area heating is about 2500 square feet. Our great room is a cethedral ceiling that is about 25' high that opens into the dining room and kitchen. Then a hallway that leads down to the master bedroom. There are also open steps that lead up to the upstairs bedrooms that you can see the great room from, so it is open. The upstairs is 90+ and the kids keep their bed room doors closed at night! :D I use an electric heater in the finished basement to keep it at around 55 since we don't currently use it. Eventually when the kids are teens, that area will be heated as well as we have a fireplace down there too.
freetown fred wrote:That time schedule is good Rw--I also tend every 12 hrs--consistency my friend, consistency. ;) Only a mile with the boy?? He have an off night? toothy I know that'd kill me.
Yeah, he is only 8 so we are adding speed and distance each time he runs. He is up to 4.2 mph. I want him at 8 minute miles for 3 when football season starts next year. He is already deadlifting 115 for 3 sets of 10 and weighs around 85 pounds, so he is a little beast.

He jumps to the 9-10 league next year so we are going to be ready to knock some heads!
What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten...The Past...Yesterday's news.
I fear giving up and being past by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears fuel me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear...

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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Rw, you got a big ceiling fan on that cathedral ceiling blowing down at least on low? Don't teach the boy all your moves, you might need a trick up your sleeve down the road somewhere. :box: :clap: toothy
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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 6:43 pm

As a matter of fact: Image

Don't mind the white patches...this is the next room to paint this weekend and I am DREADING it.
What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten...The Past...Yesterday's news.
I fear giving up and being past by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears fuel me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear...

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Joined: Sat. Nov. 03, 2012 9:49 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 983

Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 7:32 pm

Just turned the blowers on high for 15 minutes for shits and giggles.

Hit 94 in the great room.

The wife is not happy right now...LOL!
What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten...The Past...Yesterday's news.
I fear giving up and being past by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears fuel me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear...

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Keepaeyeonit
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Posts: 1036
Joined: Wed. Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 8:19 pm

Rwalker,did I read you right on the 5gal at each 12hr fillup :shock: If thats right crap thats about 80# a day,you should be able to cut that back if you don't won't it that hot.I know your colder then I am but I"m still on 24 hr shake down and refill
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after 24 Hr burn at 250*
with 30 to 35# a day stove is at 250* and the house is 77* up stairs (the stove is in the 1st floor) right now and 35* outside.Is all the coal that big or just a few pieces? I like my stove and I know you like yours they will throw out some serious heat if you need it to and they are easy to run but you should get a thermometer for the front of that stove,thanks for the info.Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
Northeast,Ohio

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