Hitzer 983 Insert Stove

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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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 983 insert

Post Thu. Oct. 23, 2008 9:48 pm

we just started to use our new hitzer 983. We are having trouble keeping the coal burning. Could the outside temp. be the problem? It is going into the 50's in the afternoons. When we first started the fire it stayed lit for about 8 hrs overnight. but since then the fire's have been going out after a few hrs. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Terry

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: rice
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Post Thu. Oct. 23, 2008 10:13 pm

Take a look at this thread ;) "Half Burnt" Coal in Ashes in Hitzer 983

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Post Thu. Oct. 23, 2008 10:14 pm

When it's warm out you need to give it more air, your not getting enough draft from your fireplace chimney.

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