franco b wrote:The stoker better lends itself to central heating and to higher output than would be expected of a parlor stove.
I too agree with heat output. I found my Keystoker 90 soon became my primary heat source purely by accident. I ran a Buderus 3115 for 28 years that served us well, and wanted something with a little less work. I will support my less work claim on a hand fed with coal quality. The Buderus loved low white ash coal which was hit or miss for me for many years. You also must realize I had no "Forum" members to talk with and was the only person I knew that did not give up on coal. That being said I supplemented my oil boiler with the 60,000 BTU Buderus. Many years later that same stove supplemented my new Buderus oil bolier, with an installed value of $8000.00 done by me and some good friends. Along came my Keystoker 90 and the supplement concept became replacement. The Buderus now heats my hot water only to the tune 0f $600.00 per year