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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- Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 82 ul
- Coal Size/Type: nut
- Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
- Stove/Furnace Model: 82 u.l.
- Location: south central pa
Does anyone know much about these stoves. The searches I tried didn't turn up much information. I have basic information from hitzer, but nothing else. I like the style of stove and that it can be turned into a furnace if I want to with the forced air kit. Something I noticed in the literature I got is the F.A model of the 82 it will burn wood, but the U.L. version it doesnt have it listed to burn wood. I think this probably has to do with emissions and filters. Just a side note the basic U.L. model is a little over $1000 while the full F.A. furnace model is almost 2,000 with options in the middle. My questions are how long do they burn on a load of coal, how much do they hold, is the "down draft" design considered good or bad? and other general obervations, and size of coal to use.