Hi Steve, If I really 'needed' a coal burner for the room with the fireplace, I'd make a rear indirect pipe, and put a rear flue exit on an 'OAK' or similar stove. Making a 6" flue exit flange that fits a stove cylinder would not be 'easy' but it can be done.
Then I'd have a nice heater with added radiant surface area. But.. I really don't need a stove in that part of the house. I rarely go in that part of the house, it's a formal dining room,, the bedrooms above it are not used and so whatever heat I add via a small stove, would really be wasted.
I'd like to have bought the 'Rush #9' when it was on Ebay, it had a 24.5" top of rear flue measurement, but the stove had just too many cracks, poor repairs, and probable missing parts to pay the ~$400 it would have cost to buy it.. and then I'd have to figure out who would go pick it up for me, crate it, and I'd have to pay to have it shipped, probably get more cracks and damage.. etc etc..
I really did like the looks of the Rush #9.. it was like a Magic Andes or similar.. a square stove body, made of doors and cast back.. not a steel cyliner with added iron pieces.. I like the square/rectangular look,,
I may add a few chimneys to the place in a year or two.. for the 'fall and spring' days when the place needs a small dose of heat to take the night's chill off the place.
I could add an outside masonry chimney right outside the wall that the 'Art Garland' is backed up against, it'd be fairly easy, and I could also be accessed from the basement if ever needed. The other location is internal, which I like better, but right now, I'm not into making more of a mess in the house, I'm enjoying haveing a mostly complete main living space, without drywall dust, open stud-walls and construction dust etc. Not that i'm much of a housekeeper, I rake the dog hair up once a week or two, and dust when I can see footprints on the wood flooring..
.. But I still and really tired of living in a construction zone.