Model 55 UL Stove

Hitzer Model 55 freestanding stove exploits radiant heat output with basic traditional design.   Like all Hitzer products, this stove is constructed and built with Amish craftsmanship that will be sure to last.  Utilizing the basic appearance and traditional design this stove was made to meet our customer’s needs. With a basic box-like steel structure, this stove is extremely customer friendly and heat efficient.  Hitzer model 55 has a large firebox, to provide multiple alternative fuel size capabilities. 

The Model 55 stove has a btu rating of sixty thousand btu’s, and is capable of heating up to two thousand square feet.  With the simplicity of this stove, it requires no electricity to operate. Hitzer model 55 is an extremely low cost stove, with a high value of heating satisfaction.

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Automatic Bi-Metal Thermostat, Steel Construction, Sliding Damper System, Cast Iron Gates, Grate Shaker, Removable Ash Pan, Pewter Accents, Firebrick Lined, 6" Flue, Multiple Fuel Capabilities (Anthracite and Bituminous Coal)

Optional Features

Decorative Protective Cabinet, Stove Bright Paint in Black
  • Specs
    Measurement
  • Flue Size
    6"
  • Heating Capacity
    Up to 2000 sq. ft.
  • BTU Rating
    70,000
  • Addl. Specs
    Width
    Depth
    Height
  • Stove
    17"
    26"
    37.5"
  • Firebox
    15"
    25"
    22"
  • Fuel Door
    11"
    n/a
    12"
  • Clearance
    Unit
    Flue
  • Side Wall
    36"
    18"
  • Back Wall
    36"
    18"
  • Floor Protection
    Front
    Side
    Rear
  • Dimensions
    16"
    8"
    8"
  • Floor to Flue
    Measurement
  • Top of Flue
    39.5"

Grate

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Cast Iron Air Vent
    55ciav
  • Center Bar for Grate Holder
    55cbgc
  • Grate Holder
    55gh
  • Grate Shaker
    55gs
  • Grates
    55g

Fire Brick

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Brick Retainer Bolts
    55rb
  • Left Fire Brick Retainer
    55ltr
  • Rear Fire Brick Retainer
    55rr
  • Right Fire Brick Retainer
    55rtr

Ash Door

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Ash Door Frame
    55adf
  • Ash Door Handle
    55adh
  • Ash Door Handle Spring
    55adhs
  • Ash Pan
    55ap
  • Ash/Fuel Door Gasket
    553/4gask
  • Cast Ash Door Complete
    55cadh
  • Door Hinge Spacers
    55dhs
  • Hinge Bolt
    55hb

Fuel Door

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Ash/Fuel Door Gasket
    553/4gask
  • Cast Fuel Door Complete
    55cfdh

Damper

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Damper Assembly with Handle
    55da
  • Rosette Knob
    55rk
  • Thermostat Bi-Metal Spring
    55tms

Thermostat

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Thermostat Complete
    55tc
  • Thermostat Knob and Spring
    55tks

Air Intake

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Air Intake Door and Chain
    55aid
  • Air Intake Door Hinge
    55aih
  • Air Intake Frame
    55ait
  • Air Intake Magnetic Catch
    55mc

Miscellaneous

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Legs
    55leg
  • Poker
    55p

Stove Top

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • 6” Collar
    556
  • Chrome Trim Strip
    55cts
  • Screws for Top
    55scr
  • Stove Top
    55st
  • Stove Top with Collar
    55stc

Cabinet

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Cabinet Complete
    55c
  • Screen for Top of Cabinet
    55scrcab
Does Anthracite Coal give off more heat in comparison to wood?

Yes, there is more heat produced by burning Anthracite Coal compared to burning wood. This is because there are more BTU’s in Anthracite Coal.

How do I make my stove burn warmer?

There are numerous ways to make the stove burn warmer. First, remove all the ash build up by shaking the ashes with the grate shaker. Next, allow for more air to enter through the air intakes. This can be done by adjusting the thermostat to a higher number, opening the ash door slides, opening the air intake knobs, or a combination of these methods. The last method is to apply more fuel, as you might not have enough fuel to maintain a hot fire.

How do I start Anthracite Coal?

Anthracite Coal starts differently compared to other fuel sources. There are three important factors that must occur to start Anthracite Coal successfully. The three factors are air flow, heat source, and fuel. First, there must be air flow and the air must come from the bottom and flow up through the coal. The next necessity is that there must be an already hot source of heat such as a kindling fire or hot charcoal. The last necessity is that there has to be enough Anthracite Coal to burn properly. This system of events occurs over a period of time and must be performed in stages. The first stage is to clear all of the ash to allow correct air flow. The next stage is to create a hot kindling or charcoal fire. And finally, the last stage is to cover the whole grate area one layer at a time with coal, allowing each layer to start burning before applying the next layer.

How long of burn time can I expect from one burn period, before filling the stove with more coal?

There are a lot of variables that can affect the burn time of the unit. These variables include the exterior weather conditions, room temperature desired, draft of the chimney, as well as many other conditions. Results may vary, but the average burn time between loads ranges from 8-24 hours. These burn times may exceed the averages, depending on the situation as every situation is different.

How many BTU’s are in Anthracite Coal?

There are around 13,500 BTU per pound of Anthracite Coal.

Is Anthracite Coal the same as Bituminous Coal?

Anthracite coal and Bituminous coal are very different. 

Anthracite Coal is a premium type of coal. It is very hard and compact. It is considered the highest quality of coal. It has the least amount of impurities, giving it the name “Clean Coal.” Anthracite coal has no soot residue and produces no smoke when consumed. 

Bituminous Coal is a “soft coal” that contains tar-like particles within the coal. It is dirty to touch as well as burn. Because of these tar-like particles called “bitumen” it leaves soot like residue. It also produces dark smoke full of impurities and bitumen when consumed.

What is Anthracite Coal?

Anthracite Coal is a premium hard clean-burning coal mined out of Pennsylvania. It is one of the most economical fuel and heat sources in the world today. Anthracite coal produces the lowest cost per BTU and more consistent even heat, compared to other fuel sources such as wood pellets, fuel oil, natural gas, electricity, and wood. Anthracite coal burns very warm and clean producing no dirty soot or particle build up. It leaves no residue and produces no smoke.