Hitzer Question

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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smith10210
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Post Mon. Aug. 19, 2013 11:33 pm

Just got my 50-93 and previously had a stoker but wondering if I should have a tee and a cap coming out of the stove for clean out or is a 90 fine. Im just not sure how much ash build up I might get in the 90.

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Post Tue. Aug. 20, 2013 7:49 am

I use a T myself w/ cap on bottom--just common sense--good call smith:) How come ya got rid of the girly stove? toothy
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Post Thu. Aug. 22, 2013 8:32 am

freetown fred wrote:I use a T myself w/ cap on bottom--just common sense--good call smith:) How come ya got rid of the girly stove? toothy
Went back to propane which was a mistake but had a LL stoker that I sold. I wish I had knew about hand fired stoves because I would have did it right the first time... Can't wait for a silent stove and not have to worry about power outages and no heat.. I'm going to burn wood in it at first because I have access to free wood a some on my property until the real cold months come than coal obviously.

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Post Thu. Aug. 22, 2013 9:45 am

Make sure you remove the hopper/ hopper boot when burning that wood. Yep, power outages are the biggest problem here on the hill--I think once you run out of available wood, you'll find you can idle that 50-93 down to near nothing--just takes some playing:)
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Post Thu. Aug. 22, 2013 10:29 am

First season with my new 50-93 coming up but I plan to burn wood during the Fall. Once I get used to running the stove with coal I'll see which I burn when the temps come up in the Spring. I'd definitely recommend going with a Tee & cleanout especially since you are going to be burning wood. Dean at Hitzer recommended installing a manual damper when I told him I'd be burning wood.

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Post Thu. Aug. 22, 2013 5:59 pm

JohnB wrote:First season with my new 50-93 coming up but I plan to burn wood during the Fall. Once I get used to running the stove with coal I'll see which I burn when the temps come up in the Spring. I'd definitely recommend going with a Tee & cleanout especially since you are going to be burning wood. Dean at Hitzer recommended installing a manual damper when I told him I'd be burning wood.
Yes I have the tee installed.. After reading all the debate on dampers im just going without one unless I have issues I had a RC baro on my LL stoker and sold it with the stove... I might burn a few face cord of wood not much so im not going to worry about the damper will see.... Yes the hopper will be out when im burning wood... Cant wait to fire her up...

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