Hitzer 30-95, Pea or Nut Next Year?

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Bootstrap
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Post Tue. Dec. 11, 2012 11:03 am

She burns nut coal just dandy. What are peoples experience burning pea coal in the 30-95 or 50-93?

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Post Tue. Dec. 11, 2012 11:15 am

Bootstrap wrote:What are peoples experience burning pea coal in the 30-95 or 50-93?
I have none, but I can tell you from experience with other stoves that unless you have a problem throttling the stove down in cold weather (you shouldn't), you won't gain anything by switching to pea. Given the choice, I'd just stick with nut size. If you get a great buy on some pea...that is a different story.

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Post Tue. Dec. 11, 2012 11:56 am

Bootstrap..... Get a couple of bags of pea to try in the Hitzer 30-95 and you will be able to judge for yourself on your stove set up if its right for you. You will be able to see how she burns and reacts to different conditions, weather,draft, outside temperatures. I have a Buck Model 24 Coal Stove and burn pea coal and love the results with it. Chestnut is recommended but I burn pea. I get longer burn times along with easier shakedowns. Give her a try and see what results you get. If you don't like it mix the rest with the nut to get rid of it.

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Post Tue. Dec. 11, 2012 2:59 pm

I agree with Buck24, try it, you might like it then again!

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Post Tue. Dec. 11, 2012 6:38 pm

buck24 wrote:Bootstrap..... Get a couple of bags of pea to try in the Hitzer 30-95 and you will be able to judge for yourself
Ditto that. But get more than a couple bags. Get enough to burn for a week or 10 days, preferably in both warmer and colder weather. I tried stove coal a couple winters ago and loved the way it burned. The unexpected surprise :( was that stove size doesn't pack as tight as nut, so I could load less total weight of coal and wound up getting 10 hour burns instead of 12. It took a couple weeks for me to figure out what was going on.

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Post Fri. Dec. 14, 2012 11:35 am

rberq wrote:
buck24 wrote:Bootstrap..... Get a couple of bags of pea to try in the Hitzer 30-95 and you will be able to judge for yourself
Ditto that. But get more than a couple bags. Get enough to burn for a week or 10 days, preferably in both warmer and colder weather. I tried stove coal a couple winters ago and loved the way it burned. The unexpected surprise :( was that stove size doesn't pack as tight as nut, so I could load less total weight of coal and wound up getting 10 hour burns instead of 12. It took a couple weeks for me to figure out what was going on.
Burns good and hot though ;-) but that's right Bob. That's why I ordered a mix of stove and nut this year 4/2 for my 6 ton. For the Hitzer, I'd stick with nut but can't hurt to try some pea although I think it will spill through the grates if used by itself. Might be ok to start with nut and add the pea to fill in for longer/lower burns.

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