This is my third year. Alaska Channing 3, rice stoker. Initially wanted to heat basement, then realized it could heat the whole house. Oil fired boiler only comes on to heat hot water. Added return cold air from farthest bedroom then using convection blower to pull vaccum. It works good enough to move air.
Two. Well, technically 1.5 seasons thus far. Started with a Chubby SR in the beginning half of the 2010/11 season and then switched out to a DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator. Now I just use the 1600.
4th year burning rice in keystoker. Stoker should pay for itself this winter. Saving about 1300.00 per year. Love this unit has been a great heat source for me. This forum has also been a big help. Thanks guys
Have been burning anthracite nut for 23 years, before that it was wood for 10 years.
The central heating in this house is FHA oil and has not run continuously for more than a two days in 33 years. The tank is filled about every 9 years or when the price of oil hits bottom like it did in June 2009.