The coal I'm not sure about yet. As for the stoves I found both on a website http://www.usstove.com
I'll try to link the 2 on here but I'm new to the whole forum thing. I have in the past used an old Ashley wood stove for heat all winter. The two stoves I am interested in are roughly the same design as my current wood stove. This year I wanted to make the switch to coal. But as I'm sure you can tell I know next to nothing so far about coal. I've been trying to research and learn as much as possible.
It would be used to heat the living room and kitchen areas which is roughly 650 sq feet. With the wood stove I used a fan in the past to help draw heat down the hall into the other rooms but normally it has never been an issue. Plus the current wood stove I have now does not have the blower attachment, which I plan to have on the next stove I get.
Both of the stoves are rated to heat 1200 sq feet which is almost double what I would need, but the house is very old and drafty so I don't really believe over heating would be an issue. I hope this helps give you a better idea of what I am doing. As far as the coal I was about to give up cause no place near me seemed to stock coal, but 2 days ago I found a place that has coal brought in from PA so I'm back on track. I'm going to call him next week for prices. When I do I'll ask what type coal he'll have.