rt42 wrote: The only reason I thought of it is because I do have a small home and that I might not need a all the heat of a coal stove.
You need to make sure that the stove you get is sized for your house. Don't pay for stove capability that you don't need. I remember reading in previous postings that the only coal stoves you can find that are approved for use in mobile homes are stokers. If so you may want to get a Col-Trol. I'm not sure how they work exactly but they control your stove's burn so that your room temperature is maintained at a set temperature. They are nice, very nice. Do a search in the right hand corner on Col-trol for more information. It may come down to you burning your stove at idle most of the time because of the size of your house and the amount of heat the stove can put out - that's a good thing! That means you will use less coal and have fewer ashes to mess with and longer burn times.
Don't forget to send us pictures of your installation when you get it all done. Good Luck, Lisa