Hitzer 82FA or 55FA Furnaces They Any Good?

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Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 11:04 am

freetown fred wrote:As seen in my pix--my hopper boot comes down far enough where there probably is only 9 inches or so of actual coal space--I do a 12 hr tending on my handfired in the dead of winter--she could go 24, but I like the consistency of scheduling--I'm not familiar at all with your model, but I suspect they are similar
Ahh I see,,,,that makes me feel better about the 55FA..havent seen it yet,but will keep up with the post for other newbys to the coal burning community..

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Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 1:27 pm

And that my friend is what the FORUM is all about :)

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Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 7:54 pm

Thanks Fred for notifying me about this thread coming back to life. I can't speak for the 55FA, but the 82FA is one heating mofo! I burned both wood and coal very well in my 82FA. If I loaded it up with nut coal, it would burn 24 hours with a shake down at 12 hours. I have a 1250 sq. ft. house that is very poorly insulated, and with the stove set high enough to burn efficiently, without just smoldering, I couldn't get it under 80 degrees all winter! The windowstats were put to use often.

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Post Mon. Sep. 16, 2013 8:26 am

no74falcon wrote:Thanks Fred for notifying me about this thread coming back to life. I can't speak for the 55FA, but the 82FA is one heating mofo! I burned both wood and coal very well in my 82FA. If I loaded it up with nut coal, it would burn 24 hours with a shake down at 12 hours. I have a 1250 sq. ft. house that is very poorly insulated, and with the stove set high enough to burn efficiently, without just smoldering, I couldn't get it under 80 degrees all winter! The windowstats were put to use often.
when you look in your furnce 82FA,is there a space above the fire brick,or is it only 13" tall,total.


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Post Mon. Sep. 16, 2013 11:22 am

There is a large space above the bricks.

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Post Fri. Sep. 20, 2013 8:37 pm

Yes, large space above the bricks.

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Post Sat. Sep. 21, 2013 1:52 pm

55FA has the firebrick standing upright (4x9 Firebrick), 82FA also has the firebrick standing upright (4x13).

The actual firebox size on the 55FA is around 22" deep x 18" high.
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Post Sat. Sep. 21, 2013 8:49 pm

conesuscoal wrote:55FA has the firebrick standing upright (4x9 Firebrick), 82FA also has the firebrick standing upright (4x13).

The actual firebox size on the 55FA is around 22" deep x 18" high.
thanks,,,,I bought the 55FA....this site was very helpful,thx to all of you!


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Post Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 8:33 am

Nice Griff :)

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Post Mon. Sep. 30, 2013 8:08 am

no74falcon wrote:I just put in an 82FA in October. What would you like to know? I can tell you one thing for sure, I probably should have got a 55FA! All BS aside, the damn thing works great and I couldn't be any happier. In order for it to run efficient, I can't get the house under 80 with anything but a smoldering underfired burn going. I purchased it to burn mostly wood but it is going to make a great coal burner, once the idiot running the stove figures out how to use it properly! :roll: I love it and will be more than happy to answer ANY questions you have. I checked out some other brands and was still worried about my decision, but without bashing them, I am positive I made the right choice.
I was wondering how close can the furnace be to a non combustionable wall

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Post Mon. Sep. 30, 2013 8:12 am

conesuscoal wrote:55FA has the firebrick standing upright (4x9 Firebrick), 82FA also has the firebrick standing upright (4x13).

The actual firebox size on the 55FA is around 22" deep x 18" high.
I was wondering how close can the furnace[55fa] be to a non combustionable wall

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