About: Review Of Our New Hitzer 710 Anthracite Coal Stoker.
Any possibility of a 2019/2020 update on how this is working for you?
How many tons of coal do you go though and also I assume you start this up in October and run it till April?
My dad just got a hitzer 710 we set it up but noticed the blower never shuts off and doesnt seem to be blowing as hot as it should wanted to know if you had issues like this
Thank you for this video, i am putting this one in my basement at the end of October, i was looking at the ds furnaces but thankfully i seen this video and you just saved me 3000k and those ds furnaces do not have the smart coal-trol , i have to get duck work added into my oil furnace duct work. I like that this is a easy unit to take care of, coal wise and setting a perfect temp. My only question for you is, is there any issue not having my air return plumed into this unit , do you only use it open with that filter?
After 2 years how is it running for you? Have you ran into any more cons after a few years?
Our old homestead was built around 1900 with a field stone foundation.... with the propane furnace the basement is always cold in the winter. With the stoker furnace burning continually does your basement stay warm? Thanks for your feedback
Good morning.. I am new to your channel- how does your furnace regulate temperature in your home ? Does the blower stay on continuous ? Also your coal stoker must keep your basement toasty -
Finally, someone how hunts with a real muzzleloader, not one of those damn inline ones. Real men use flintlocks. I wish we Idahoans had access to anthracite that wasn't priced like cocaine, Normally I get jealous of other people's woodpiles, now you've got me jealous of your coal pile. That's a new feeling for me.
I heat my shop with coal. I use Clean Coal . I just let it set out in the rain and it's washed clean as a whistle.
What about hot water?
I just installed a wood and hard coal boiler for our home and it looks like It won't take much to heat the home place here.
I live in an old log home in southwestern PA. Not far from the Allegheny mountains.
I like the fact that the hard coal burns clean with no odor involved.
Today I have two tons of coal coming to give the furnace its first tryout.
I love your furnace it looks good
I highly recommend you keep the cover for the coal hopper in place when not fueling it to keep the possibility of coal gas getting into the house.
Where can I go for pricing info? I am interested in a moodel that does hot water and baseboard water heating.
Check out this guy who went to a coal mine to buy his anthracite coal
Make sure you read all the replies.https://youtu.be/PkdQcd3AMMI
Just trying to help
If you decide to buy coal in bulk from your local dealer ask him what price he would give you for a truckload, but first ask what size truck delivers his coal. Then offer if it's an amount you have room to store what he would offer you for a truckload and you would prefer not to pay his regular price as the coal won't ever be on his property, it will simply go from the coal breaker to your place. He should give you a good deal as he doesn't have to store it load it or cover it. I would also ask what is the minimum amount of coal where he could give you a decent price on the fuel. By the way if you do buy in bulk the 6 horsepower vacuum is the vacuum you want for the DIY coal vacuum transport, and don't use a larger bucket than a 5 gallon bucket so you don't overheat the vacuum motor.
I know one guy in northern New Hampshire who got his delivery in January and the trucker showed up with his skis and wife driving an 20 wheel dump trailer and in order to unload the truck has to put his pickup sideways behind the dump trailer then drives it to the back of the house wher the trucker can't go then dumps it into the below ground coal bunker. He after I advised him called around to various junkyards and found a 1 ton electro hydraulic dump mechanism that converts a conventional pickup cargo bed to a poor mans dump truck. His last load was 34 tons and took him and the trucker just over 4 hours to transfer the load and fill his bunker. Then the driver and his wife were there guests for the weekend to enjoy the slopes and had a blast before leaving Sunday afternoon. The driver gave him a $500 discount on the trucking for the ski weekend he provided.
Best of luck.
Best of luck whichever way you choose to go.
Just an FYI. Next time you empty the ashes screen out the fine ash cold and add it to a shoe box just the fines.
Now when you want to clean the firebox window simply crumple up a few pages of newspaper dip them into the fine ash and apply to the inside of the window and watch how easily it cleans the inside of the firebox door window. Nothing fancy to buy except the newspaper.
Hope this helps.
In the event you decide to buy coal in bulk this might interest you.https://youtu.be/yKptXtqxSjc
Whether you use it or not it is an interesting idea.
Are you planning on hooking up the hot water heater to a storage tank to prevent you using gas or electricity?
Also if you're considering buying in bulk check with the Reading, Pennsylvania coal breaker. They have a list of truckers who deliver all over the east coast. Or simply the next time you buy several 5gallon buckets of coal ask your supplier how much for say 10 or 20 tons delivered. He has to have a delivery from an anthracite breaker somewhere. It should be considerably cheaper getting your fuel in bulk but also save wear and tear on your truck and less gas and oil.
Oh yeah 27 inches of snow in the front yard this morning. And that's on top of 14 inches we got this past 13 days
3 northeasters we've had in 13 days. Glad it's March just waiting for it to melt.
Best of luck.
If it is running at the lowest possible feed rate, about how often would you empty the ash bucket?
Ok to clean the glass on the firebox door grab a several sheets of newspaper and dip into the ashes you've removed from the ash pan. Dip the crumpled up newspaper into the ashes dry and wipe the inside of the firebox door glass, it will come out clean as a whistle, no straight edge razors or expensive cleaners. Been using this method for over 47 years.