bridge1016 wrote: when i bought the stove i had every intention on heating my house with this all winter long without any other source of heat until i found the online manual stating that another heat source should be used also which defeats my purpose of buying it to heat the house all winter with just coal alone. Will i have any issues if i do use it as my primary heat source????
Hello and welcome to the forum. If the stove is capable of producing the number of BTUs you need to fully heat your house and you are able to circulate that heat I can't see where there would be any other issues with using this as your primary heat source. I have a Mark II and according to all the county codes and the insurance people it is not the primary heat source; it's a supplemental heat source.
They say my gas furnace is the primary heat source. In actuality I burn my Mark II 24/7 between Thanksgiving and April and the furnace hasn't come on in 4 years. One time 2 years ago I thought the outside temperature was going to drop so low I'd have to turn on the gas because my stove was maxed out but the weather changed. We have the furnace set at 60* but our indoor temp never drops below 75* with the stove so of course it never comes on.
Without knowing any of the details of your stove, I'd be willing to bet that you will find the same thing true in your situation. Your supplemental heat source. aka the coal stove as defined by the "powers that be" will turn out to be your primary heat source. At least that's my opinion. Lisa