robb wrote:I have a 608 stoker and LOVE IT!!! I use it to heat 2700 sq. ft house and hold day temp at 71 and night temp at 74 (have young ones and wife wants it warm for them). I am sitting about 30-40 ft from stove right now and combustion blower isnt heard over the TV. I use about 20 lbs of coal a day. This stove is amazingly efficient. With coal-tol at 99% firing rate my stove pipe temp has never been above 200 Degrees F. That is telling me the majority of the heat is coming into the house, not lost out the chimney. To move the air I use 2 ceiling fans, the 350 CFM blower on stove, and I have a powered fan in a return vent for the winter. (my house is very chopped up). I think an open floor plan with this stove and you wouldnt need any fans except the one on the stove. The people at the company are amazingly helpful when you call, and always return phone calls if they miss yours.
THE ONLY DOWNFALL>>>>If you want aesthetics out of the stove and like to see the fire/glow (doesnt matter to me) the door could use a better air wash system to help keep glass clean....Since that doesnt matter to me (I brush it quick when turn off to empty the pan) I have NO COMPLAINTS with this stove.
Sounds A-W-E-S-O-M-E ! And I too have put in a fan in a return vent
That's what I'm talkin' about !