That's a nice post AB55. Very real world and inspiring to those folks considering a coal stove. Every situation is individual by many factors and of course I feel like I'm the only person on the planet that can run my two.
Like you, I've learned everything I know from the good folks on this forum but it's like any other course of study, a foundation that can be used to apply to real world situations. All, some, or none might apply to the individual situation, but at least you can understand the concepts and fine tune to your application.