My elderly neighbors are coming over today to look at my coal stove, they are just so tired of paying the oil man nearly seven hundred dollars for 150 gallons of oil.
They are not looking to heat their entire house, just take the chill off, but they also want to install the stove in the basement like I have.
The two very similar stoves that I plan on recommending to them are the Hitzer 608 and the Keystoker 105. The most important reason being the fact that both of these stoves are double-walled and my neighbor has a stone basement foundation and heating that space with a single-walled stove like mine would be a waste and very inefficient.
For comparison purposes, the 608 is a newer design and the 105 has been around for over a decade. The biggest question I have is whether or not both of these stoves are fully-jacketed or just double-walled on two or three sides?
For example, if the Hitzer 608 is fully-jacketed it would effectively duct nearly all of it's 90,000 btu's upstairs. However, if the Keystoker 105 is just couble-walled on two sides, then it would duct less than it's gross output of 105,000 btu's into another space therby annulling it's 15,000 btu advantage.