I am from Michigan and move to the Black Hills of South Dakota. I work for one of the coal mines in the black powder basin. Well, one of the employee benefits is that between Sept - April I can pickup 15 tons of coal free. Stoker coal from a dealer in Sherdian, WY or lump coal from one of mine sites.
With that in mind, I thought I would consider a coal burning whatever. Not having a clue what that in tells, I searched out what I thought would be best, add-on forced air coal furnace to go along with a electric furnace (keeping in mind this is for future purposes, just to see if its worth doing or not)
Now I'm seeing that all coal furnaces don't burn all coal, so now I have all kinds of ????? in my head.
To the point forced air vs radiant heat(water)?
I gather that all have to be shoved fill?(search girlie man in these forums)
And any other info that might be helpful, for or against.
Thank you for your time and advice in advance
PS: for a possible 2500 to 3000 sqft home ranch style maybe split level