Model 983 Fireplace Insert

The 983 Fireplace Insert is exalted with beauty and performance.  Built with exceptional design and Amish craftsmanship, the 983 fireplace insert meets all of your needs and desires of warmth and appearance.   Built to fit most standard masonry fireplaces, the 983 allows for easy installation into existing fireplaces, while greatly enhancing the heat output compared to the traditional fireplace.  Be amazed by the performance of the 983 fireplace insert, as it is designed to heat up to three thousand square feet and produce over one hundred thousand btu’s. 

Efficiency is a priority of all of Hitzer stoves, including the 983 fireplace insert.  With an exceptional baffle plate system, sixteen directional air baffles, and two one hundred c.f.m. blowers the 983 captures and directs all of the warmth and heat into your home.  With three cast iron grates, this allows for a large firebox, to produce heating options with multiple fuel sizes and types.  Capture the traditional view of the fire through the large full-view firebox window.  The 983 Fireplace Insert creates a warm and soothing environment, while providing cost efficient heat and beauty to one’s home.  You will be astonished by the warmth and relaxation accompanied with the beauty of the 983 fireplace insert.

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Steel Construction, Baffle Plate Design System, Firebrick Lined, Cast Iron Grates, Large Single Fuel Door, Shaker Grate System, Sliding Damper System, Removable Ash Pan, Three Air Intake Locations, Two 100 CFM Blowers, 6" or 8" Shroud Surround, Multiple Fuel Capabilities (Anthracite or Bituminous Coal)

Optional Features

Gold or Pewter Door, Double Door, Gold or Pewter Trim, Custom Size Shroud, Leg Kit, Stove Bright Paint in Black, Charcoal, or Honey Glo Brown
  • Specs
    Measurement
  • Flue Size
    8"
  • Heating Capacity
    Up to 3000 sq. ft.
  • BTU Rating
    100,000
  • Addl. Specs
    Width
    Depth
    Height
  • Stove
    32"
    25"
    24"
  • Firebox
    20"
    19.5"
    21.25"
  • Fuel Door
    19"
    n/a
    10"
  • Clearance
    Unit
    Flue
  • Side Wall
    18"
    n/a
  • Back Wall
    20"
    n/a
  • Side Trim 3/4"
    6"
    n/a
  • Top Trim 3/4"
    10"
    n/a
  • Mantle
    16"
    n/a
  • Sidewall
    18"
    n/a
  • Floor Protection
    Front
    Side
    Rear
  • Dimensions
    16"
    8"
    8"

Grate

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Grate
    983g
  • Grate Holder
    983gh

Fire Brick

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Fire Brick 2x9
    983fb2x9
  • Fire Brick 4x9
    983fb4x9
  • Fire Brick Retainer
    983fbr

Ash Door

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Ash Door Complete
    983adc
  • Ash Door Draft Slide
    983adds
  • Ash Door Gasket 1/2
    9831/2gask
  • Ash Pan
    983ap
  • Rosette Knob
    983rk

Blower

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • 8 ft. Power Cord
    9838'cord
  • Blower Grill Air Exit
    983gae
  • Blower Wiring
    983wire
  • Control Toggle Switch
    983togs
  • Left Blower
    983lb
  • Left Blower Housing
    983lbh
  • Right Blower
    983rb
  • Right Blower Housing
    983rbh
  • Snap Disc Fan Control
    983sdfc
  • Trim Side Air Discharge
    983bts

Miscellaneous

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Legs for Free Standing
    983legs

Baffle Plate/Damper

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Baffle Plate
    983bp
  • Cotter Pin
    983pin
  • Damper Handle Spring
    983dsh
  • Sliding Damper
    983sd

Trim

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Gold/Pewter Accent Kit
    983accent
  • Trim (above fuel door)
    983btt

Door

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Door Gasket 3/4
    9833/4gask
  • Door Latch Right Handle
    983dlrh
  • Door Latch Stop
    983dls
  • Double Door Handle Spring
    983ddhs
  • Draft Control Spinners
    983dcs
  • Gasket Glue
    983tgc
  • Gold Door Complete
    983gdc
  • Gold Door Only
    983gdoor
  • Left Door
    983ld
  • Left Fuel Door Handle
    983lfdh
  • Pewter Door Complete
    983pdc
  • Pewter Door Only
    983pdoor
  • Right Door
    983rd
  • Right Fuel Door Handle
    983rfdh
  • Single Door Complete
    983sdc
  • Single Door Frame
    983df
  • Single Door Handle
    983sdh
  • Single Door Only
    983sdoor

Glass

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • Glass for Double Door with Gasket
    983glass
  • Glass for Single Door with Gasket
    983sglass
  • Glass Insulation
    983ginsul
  • Glass Retainer for Double Door
    983retain
  • Glass Retainers for Single Door
    983gr
  • Screw for Glass
    983screw

Shroud

  • Part Name
    Part Number
  • 6
    983shroud
  • Custom Shroud
    983custom
  • Custom Shroud Ordered with Stove additional
    983custw/
  • Insulation for Shroud
    983insul
Can I use a small amount of coal if I just want a small fire?

The important factor is the whole grate area must be covered in order for the Anthracite Coal to burn properly. Also a deep bed of coal burns better than a shallow bed. This doesn’t mean the whole bed of coal will ignite, because coal burns from the bottom up. Therefore, it will only burn the bottom layers even if there is a deep bed of coal. Your coal will not burn if the whole grate area is not covered because the air flow will go around the coal instead of through the coal.

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 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.

How often should I have my chimney inspected or cleaned?

The chimney should be cleaned a minimum of once a year. The preferred time is before the burning season to make sure there is no substance in the chimney. During the burn season it should be inspected at least twice monthly to insure the safety of the chimney. Upon inspection, if the chimney is dirty or plugged, have the chimney cleaned immediately.