Hitzer 30-95, Keeping Dust Down.

John27elec
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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 1:42 pm

Hello everyone I have a Hitzer 30-95 stove and was wondering what brand of coal people are using , maybe its just me but the blackshuk coal in the white bags seem to be less dusty? Anyone have any ideas how to keep some of the dust down when dumping it in the hopper ?

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freetown fred
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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 2:05 pm

I've got the next Hitzer up--50-93-- and have always used Blaschak (nut) bulk, kept in bins outside, then shoveled in 5 gal. pails & hod--as for bags, if they're working for you, outstanding :) As for dust??? dump slower. ;) Welcome to the FORUM John. What area are you from?
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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 4:05 pm

This works well for full 40lb bags...
As far as dust control...cut open bag fully...lift bag up to hopper...with one hand under bag and other hand keeping opened bag closed by overlapping the cut... all in one motion invert bag and lower it (still overlapped) into bottom of hopper and get hand out just before landing it...relax now...all you need to do now is grasp the upper corners of the now landed bag and wiggle and tug gently as you lift the bag while the coal slides out nicely on top of the existing coal or bottom. :)

I guess if you wanted less than full bag...you could make partial bags up ahead of time outdoors and have them nearby for when needed. :idea:

Even a coal hod or coal scuttle, bought at stove and hardware store, would allow the coal to slide out and into the hopper w/ less dust.

Pictures of hods and scuttles

Never pour coal from the bag over the stove...the free falling coal will always make a lot of airborne dust. :no1:

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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 6:59 pm

I am from western ny south of buffalo , I know coal is dusty I have had rice coal stoves and furnaces this is my first nut coal stove and love it ... just wondered if certain coals were better than others .... I bought the last from a local that he bags up think its alot dustier than the blackshuk coal in the plastic bags. often heard of people treating the coal with like some type of mineral oil and stuff ... ever heard of that ? like a mist on it ?

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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 7:02 pm

Go to the top right corner search box & type in "oiling coal"

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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 7:03 pm

thanks , fred also what do you use to clean your glass ? too keep it clean any suggestions ?

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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 7:14 pm

On the glass--I've read suggestions from useing rag & ash, the stuff used on glass top stoves, etc--open door & let it cool down--I've tried glass cleaner w/ real fine steel wool-- AGAIN, use the search box & you can probably read about 100 different ways--the glass can be kept up for a while BUT--no lifetime guarantees against spidering, clouding, or all the other stuff they tend to do over time.

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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 8:34 pm

I read it on here somewhere, but I use waterless hand cleaner, when glass is cool, let it set and wipe off. Much scrubbing usually is required. But it really does not last long (clean that is), I have gotten use to the muted glow. Apparently some stove designs do a better job of keeping it clean, than others.

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Post Sun. Dec. 02, 2012 9:54 pm

With my 50-93 I used to use orange hand cleaner then someone on here blurped use just water on hot glass, Wow what a job the steam does on the glass, spotless. :D I clean the glass everyother day and it comes spotless clean with almost no effort. Use some sort of clean glove so you don't get steam burns. I soak about 5 sheets of paper towel, squeez out dripping water but leaving lots in there then just wipe the glass clean, you will have to fold over the towel and wipe 2 to 3 times but it comes right off. A friend of mine put a new glass in his stoker this year and I told him about the plain water and he couldn't beleive how good it works for him, could never keep his glass clean with anything else. Just remember a very wet paper towel is the key. After doing mine I always need to wipe up the drips on the floor. :yes:

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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 2:56 am

McGiever wrote:This works well for full 40lb bags...
As far as dust control...cut open bag fully...lift bag up to hopper...with one hand under bag and other hand keeping opened bag closed by overlapping the cut... all in one motion invert bag and lower it (still overlapped) into bottom of hopper and get hand out just before landing it...relax now...all you need to do now is grasp the upper corners of the now landed bag and wiggle and tug gently as you lift the bag while the coal slides out nicely on top of the existing coal or bottom. :)
You could just put the big in the hopper first and then cut it. ;)

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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 6:01 am

Welcome John27elec,as others have said you can mist the coal with water or a mineral oil for the dust control and I use Mr clean magic eraser to clean my door glass works real good.Take care Keepaeyeonit

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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 11:08 am

I dump each bag into buckets - 1 weeks worth - for Mon. thru Fri. or 1/2 a bag per bucket so the wife can handle loading the 50 -93. Dust stays outdoors. I'm such a considerate husband.

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Post Sat. Dec. 08, 2012 6:56 am

Just tried that steam concept George. My glass isn't in the best of shape, but, that works really well. Seems too simplistic! Where's a good chemist when ya need em? I only used 4 paper towels, couldn't figure out how to fold up 5 evenly. :clap: toothy John, what did ya come up with?????
fastcat wrote:With my 50-93 I used to use orange hand cleaner then someone on here blurped use just water on hot glass, Wow what a job the steam does on the glass, spotless. :D I clean the glass everyother day and it comes spotless clean with almost no effort. Use some sort of clean glove so you don't get steam burns. I soak about 5 sheets of paper towel, squeez out dripping water but leaving lots in there then just wipe the glass clean, you will have to fold over the towel and wipe 2 to 3 times but it comes right off. A friend of mine put a new glass in his stoker this year and I told him about the plain water and he couldn't beleive how good it works for him, could never keep his glass clean with anything else. Just remember a very wet paper towel is the key. After doing mine I always need to wipe up the drips on the floor. :yes:

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Post Sat. Dec. 08, 2012 7:12 am

i tried the steam method the other day man it is fast ,easy,and cheaper than all that store bought crap...heavy protective glove is recommended...

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Post Sat. Dec. 08, 2012 7:15 am

:stretcher: :bang: Damn it, I knew I forgot something ;)

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