Wow Ugly, and thx for the input guys, how can I possbly argue with a man that had his post graduate degree training in beer. So two Poconos may give me a more efficient operation - of course that means more money and money is tight right now. Yes Hyfire, perhaps up to 200# a day but I doubt that I would ever run it flat out and that is the point. Even if I burn 12 tons a winter that is perhaps $2400 in fuel costs. Do I wish I had never bought such a big house - you bet - but we are where we are. It's all a ratio, if I wish to keep warm then that is the cost and anthracite saves me a bundle over the alternatives. Now efficiency is a more concerning issue, I do need to get every ounce of heat I can from this thing and it so needs to be a big box - yes? and a big hopper? I am chewing through a lot of that 200# in the hopper now on a bitchen cold night. I have worked out the cold air returns so I can distribute the heat. I remain glued to this channel as they say. Now I know some of the questions to ask LL - any more thoughts? One thought I had is that if they design the thing properly and I never run the thing even close to flat out (my plan) it should be very efficient. Well LL, as I trust you, we are all watching. As Reagan said - trust but verify. As oil continues to soar (my guess) you open up new markets with this Monster, good luck. I am planning the official dumping of my oil system and am going to be a totally coal house. I dont' care what the regs say, I'm sick of being broke and cold. Right back to my childhood and my parents phurnacite stove - very cool. " Don't sit on that stove Simon or you will get hemorhoids when you grow up". I never did - but that is another story. Funny how the world changes.
The Monster, in italics and red with black liners and even a devils face, is my candidate for a name. However, even if you name it The Wimp, but come up with good product, I will buy. I once fell for the name Thunderbird and that was the biggest POS ever and I walked home many times, so the name is not so important to me anymore