Well, I've officially had my Leisure Line Econo stove working for a full week. :toothy7:
Sorry there are still no pictures. Getting my camera, its cord and my laptop all in the same room seems to be more difficult than it should be.
House Temperature: 67* Nighttime / 64* Daytime
Square Feet Heated: 1000 first floor + heat traveling up to 600 ft second floor
Coal Burned in 7 days: ~120 lbs
So far, everything is working great. I have the rheostat control for the power venter at its lowest setting and am getting about perfect draft through my barometric damper. Therefore, there is minimal noise from the vent unit. In fact, I can hear the combustion blower more than I can hear the venter.
I started off the week with both the day and night temps set to 67* just to let the system heat up the house fully. Around Tuesday, I changed so that during the day the house was 64* during the day. I have it set to turn back up to the 67* setpoint about 35 minutes before my wife and I get home and by the time we walk through the door, it's almost if not already back up to temp.
When I got the stove, I received four free 100lb bags of oiled coal. I dumped two of these (200lbs) into a metal garbage can on my deck and still have about 25 - 30 lbs left in the can (with a full coal hopper). Since the hopper holds a reported 60 lbs, I'm looking to be burning about 120 lbs a week or so, less than 20 lbs a day. Granted we haven't hit the cold weather yet, but this seems very reasonable.
The wife is very happy too. Since the coal we can get bagged around here (also the best price) is oiled, there has been no coal dust in the house at all. As long as I'm careful handling the ash pan, I have found this stove to be very clean. I do notice that I'm starting to get a film of fine ash outside directly below the vent unit. I would assume this is normal and as long as it doesn't kill the grass too far from the house, I'm not going to worry about it.
Overall, the wife and I are vary happy with this unit. Anything larger would be serious overkill for the space we are heating (as it is, I've never seen the coal-trol go above 60% feed rate and that is when we had the windows open and were airing out the house). Furthermore, it's so easy to use. Neither of us have ever burned coal and we literally started it up, adjusted the draft and now just add coal / empty the ashes. Can't ask for anything better! 8)