My New Hitzer

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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mmcoal
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut
Location: Northern NJ

Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 1:39 pm

It took awhile between work and family, but I finally got my stove all set up. I took down the old chimney which was sized for a fireplace and put up a new brick one with a 8" clay liner. Where the fireplace was inside I rebuilt a whole new hearth area. The stove is a Hitzer 50-93. I still need to finish up the trim around the brick inside, but that can wait a little. I still want to get a probe thermometer for the stack and in case you can't see it I have a manual pipe damper setup.
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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
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Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 2:06 pm

Real nice mm--how come that chimneys not plumb???? :clap: toothy couldn't help myself on that ;)
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Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Very nice installation. All looks good. I also like the chimney.

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Vangellis
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Olix Air Flo
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Location: Factoryville, Pa.

Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 5:41 pm

Excellent. I like the stone work inside.

Now you can finish your profile so we know what area you are from. ;)

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 9:15 pm

very nice. ;)
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Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 11:03 pm

Looks great!

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Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 8:03 am

Come on Fred. The chimney is plumb. You have slid sideways in your chair again#@!

Rev. Larry :lol:
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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 9:21 am

nice job did u do it yourself ? if so congrats u do nice work...

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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 10:05 am

Thanks for the comments. Yes, I did it all myself. My father is a mason so I grew up learning the trade. My final inspection on everything is next week and I am really looking forward to using this stove. Now it's time to go load up on some coal! :) I have been reading up on this stove as much as I can, but can someone clarify exactly how low these 50-93 stoves can idle both in coal consumption and temps? I am debating between burning some wood I have left for the chilly days in October or just using coal. Thanks everyone, this forum offers a lot of great information.

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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 10:12 am

If that hopper is removable you won't have any problems burning wood in the cuff seasons
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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 10:20 am

Fantastic installation! You should consider doing this professionally!!!
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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 10:35 am

Nice install, Love the brickwork.

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Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 8:20 pm

Do yourself a favor and put some sealant on the brick that is outside. I just recoated mine with Diedrich Technologies 333, water repellant, clear breathable. Stinks going on "the smell" read the instructions but it has helped my new work from 2 years ago. My chimney cap is just like yours only the aggregate is showing on the top side after 30 years, but still strong and original, just has a little character. Coal is corrosive to mortar over time, but the only way to go by far. Nice work you should be very proud :D :D

Stove looks nice too, don't want to dis the stove by talking so much about the brick work :oops:

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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 8:30 pm

I like the height of your stove, up higher than most, as I am tall. And the brickwork is really nice. The only way it would look better is if it was in my house. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 9:01 pm

Funny you should mention it, I am most certainly going to be putting a water repellent on. I have seen all too often what water penetration at the top of the chimney does, but I was going to let everything cure up for about a month before applying anything. I elevated the stove a bit mainly because water has been a problem before in that room if the sump pump doesn't work(power outage).

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