Fall and spring heating?

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Post by Soccer918843 » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 8:06 pm

So I just sold my harman pellet stove downstairs and I am replacing with a Hitzer 608 I planned on selling my upstairs harman pellet stove and going coal too but is it going to get too hot in the fall and spring and too much of a pain to start ect when it only needs to run a couple times a day. I do not have any back up for fuel oil or propane and don’t have any ducting in the house

 
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Post by Spacecadet » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 8:34 pm

The Hitzer 608 is a major upgrade over a wood pellet stove. I don’t recall ever seeing a pellet stove rated for anything above 70k btu. Most at 40/50k. I know the 608 is rated for 110k BTU. With a coal troll to keep the house temp regulated, the 608 may just surprise you and heat your whole house from just the bottom floor.

 
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Post by Soccer918843 » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 8:42 pm

Thanks I’m pretty excited to learn and give it a shot . When does everyone start there stove for the season how low can it run at idle and not shut itself down. Right now my pellet stove runs twice a day for about 10
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Post by Spacecadet » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 10:04 pm

Ive had 2 stokers. I’ve had an Alaska Channing and a 608 both of which I have had in my garage. The 608 had the coal troll which automatically adjusted the fire rate according to the heat needs of the room. The fire could go from an inch of red hot coal burning on the feeder to several inches of coal burning on the feeder. Basically it wouldn’t go off unless you told it to. I sold that stove needed $$$$ kinda wish I kept it.

 
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Post by ASea » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 1:03 pm

Spacecadet wrote:
Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 8:34 pm
The Hitzer 608 is a major upgrade over a wood pellet stove. I don’t recall ever seeing a pellet stove rated for anything above 70k btu. Most at 40/50k. I know the 608 is rated for 110k BTU. With a coal troll to keep the house temp regulated, the 608 may just surprise you and heat your whole house from just the bottom floor.
I'm inclined to agree.

 
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Post by stokerstove » Sun. Sep. 20, 2020 4:43 pm

My solution to a similar issue in my house was to invest in a mini-split system which cools the house in the warm months and has the ability to heat also, without the need for ducting.

Have had the opportunity in the past few days to give the heat a good tryout. It works well and will provide the heat needed during the spring and fall when running the coal stove isn't practical. It did a great job of cooling the house as well.

It isn't a cheap option but is working well for us.


 
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Post by Soccer918843 » Sun. Sep. 20, 2020 7:26 pm

I am actually in the process of looking into this now what brand did you go with and how many btus/ units?

 
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Post by Rob R. » Sun. Sep. 20, 2020 8:19 pm

stokerstove wrote:
Sun. Sep. 20, 2020 4:43 pm
My solution to a similar issue in my house was to invest in a mini-split system which cools the house in the warm months and has the ability to heat also, without the need for ducting.

Have had the opportunity in the past few days to give the heat a good tryout. It works well and will provide the heat needed during the spring and fall when running the coal stove isn't practical. It did a great job of cooling the house as well.

It isn't a cheap option but is working well for us.
We did the same. Ours is a Daiken brand unit, 24k btu on the main floor. We bought it for cooling, but it does a great job at spring and fall heating as well.

 
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Post by stokerstove » Mon. Sep. 21, 2020 9:00 am

Soccer918843 wrote:
Sun. Sep. 20, 2020 7:26 pm
I am actually in the process of looking into this now what brand did you go with and how many btus/ units?
We went with Mitsubishi Hyper heat, 2 units, 18,000 BTU downstairs, 9,000 upstairs.

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