I would like to hear opinions on the best automatic stoker coal stove for use with a with a power venter
I am researching this for my brother who is considering burning wood because he was given a wood stove.
He is a dairy farmer and what he doesn't need more of in his life is wood heat (cutting, splitting, stacking, hauling, cleaning the basement of the dirt, etc.).
His house is a two story uninsulated stone farm house with old windows, about 2,000 square feet, in Lehigh County, PA.
He will need to install a masonry chimney (about 40') for this wood stove. Budget price $2,500 to $3,500.
I am going to propose to him that he purchase a stoker stove for installation in the living room and power vent it though the wall. I know some say every stove can be power vented but I also gather some have been specially designed for power venting and carry the UL rating for this.
I am assuming we can find a used stove for $2K.
I have looked at the web sites for Leasure Line, Reading Stove, Hitzer, and Harman. I would like to hear your opinions on what may best fit our requirements.