My name is Joe, and I'm in the Port Crane NY area, about 15 minutes from Binghamton. I just bought my first house back in September, and am already sick of the cost of oil. So, in conjunction with better insulating the house, I am looking at coal boilers. I plan to keep oil as a backup, so I am looking at boilers that I can attach an oil gun too in the event that I leave town for a week as I sometimes have to travel for work. I could keep my current oil boiler hooked up, and run a coal stove or boiler in parallel, but the cost of adding a second masonry chimney would be prohibitive (however, I do have all the square masonry blocks to do a second chimney as I was offered them for free). So far I have my eyes on the Leisure Line 110 boiler, but am still looking around at other models as well.