Hello my fellow New Yorkers. My name is Tom and I'm from Long Island. I have a Coal Chubby that I absolutely love. Purchased the house with it about 2 years ago. Burned wood the first season but struggeled to keep the fire going overnight. I started experimenting with coal to keep the fire alive through the long overnight stretch and was instantly hooked. Happy to say that I still have a neatly split and stacked pile of wood in my backyard...untouched! The amount of heat output in coal is very impressive. My stove is tucked away in the corner of my house. Good but bad! Keeps it out of reach from curious little fingers, but doesn't quite heat the entire house. The heat used to reach just far enough to keep the thermostat off. The bedrooms which are located on the opposite side of the house were always chilly. Thanks to my uncle and his thinking cap, I installed a vent system through my attic. I have an intake above my stove with an 8" ducted fan. I cut registers into the bedrooms which are located on the opposite side of my house. Best investment, keeps the entire house warm. Even have to open windows to cool the place down! I had one of the original Chubby stoves, a nightmare to shake down. Was tired of the mess so I got in touch with Larry Trainer and made a trip up to Mass. to see him. Traded in my Chubby for an updated model. It was hard giving that stove up...funny how we get so attached to a piece of cast iron! Excited about using the new stove this winter. Coal prices are a bit pricey on the Island. Our hands are tied...only 2 dealers that I know of. Still beats heating with oil. Coal...a good American product!