eippw wrote:Hi William, thank you for your advice. I have read many of your contributions to this site and already have a page of notes on things I want to learn more about -- which I love to do. Currently I make my living teaching Math and I can't wait to have a beautiful stove to work around. I also appreciate the videos on how to use the the Glenwood Base Heater on youtube which has helped me visualize "how" to burn coal properly and what to look for in a quality stove.
I am only interested in the hand fed stoves since I am a self admitted purest and do not like fans, only radiant heat. One question I have, if you have the time to consider it, should I be looking to put the Base Heater where my fire place is located (which is dead center of the house with chimney going through to the highest spot on my house) or should I look to put it on the hearth where my current wood stove is (corner of kitchen)?
I put in a pic of the fireplace for comparison.
Thank you for your consideration.
You are quite welcome. The stove would go best right in the middle of the house. It looks like the stairs are right behind the fire place. You couldn't ask for a better spot for natural convection to the upstairs.
You can keep a smaller stove in the kitchen if you want. It also depends on where you do most of your living in the house. If everyone stays in and around the kitchen area then that's where at least one stove can go. Base Heaters are more than just an appliance, they are focal points and they draw people to them. So where ever the stove is, the people will follow.