Hitzer 55- Hole burnned though top

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Post by Zr13Hay » Sat. Sep. 17, 2022 1:33 pm

I'm posting this for my father.

He has a Hitzer 55 he purchased In 2013 and has been burning bituminous coal.

While cleaning in preparation for this year a hole/ crack has burned thought the top of the stove.

Would Hitzer help in repair even though it's past the 5 year warranty?

Would this be caused by the sulfer content of the coal or a defective part?

 
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Post by Rob R. » Sat. Sep. 17, 2022 1:49 pm

If not warranted the price for the replacement part from Hitzer will be reasonable. Give them a call.

 
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Post by warminmn » Sat. Sep. 17, 2022 3:22 pm

I would think overheating the top because of how bit is, but if he had something sitting there like a pan of water, that could have helped do it too. I doubt defective as it was just a sheet of steel.

As Rob said, call them. All their parts are reasonably priced. Worse case you could screw a piece of steel over the area that is damaged.

 
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Post by Hoytman » Wed. Sep. 21, 2022 4:57 pm

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Post by Hoytman » Wed. Sep. 21, 2022 5:02 pm

The stove is designed to radiate lots of heat. As such it is made with thinner outer sheet metal, and heavier metal where it counts most. The tops are made to be replaced by the user and at exceptionally reasonable prices.

With their other hand fed stoves (30-95, 50-92, 254/354, and stoker stoves) the tops are only replaceable via the factory and likely at that point you'd have to buy a new stove.
Hoytman wrote:
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$41-$70 to fix it depending on parts you need.

https://hitzer.com/our-products/stoves-furnaces/m ... 5-ul-stove

 
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Post by Zr13Hay » Sun. Sep. 25, 2022 12:13 pm

Thanks for all the replies and helpfull information.

I'm pretty sure I figured out why my dad has burnt the hole.

He apparently has been burning a bunch of plastic...The stoves are not designed for that and honestly if I knew he was doing that in the first place I never would have posted this here.

I personally run a 50-93, (which I love by the way and is my no power back up).

Truth be told, I don't think my father will stop buring plastic, which is a shame cause it is a very nice stove if used properly.

I think he is going to just screw a pice of steel on top, which was better then his original plan of just a heavy pot and loose pice of metal...I did try and convince as nice as I could that was a horrible idea, not to mention life threatening, ie co2.

He lives 3 hrs away so I'll have to call and figure out what he did and I'll update.

 
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Post by freetown fred » Sun. Sep. 25, 2022 12:17 pm

Good catch Z-------------------------:)

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