I have decided on a stoker for my 2nd stove, I'll then be a half manly-man & half girlie man. The pull of the Coal King is too strong...I'm being lured deeper into the chasm of coal burning independence.
Here's what I'm looking for:
I want to install a stove in the cellar that can heat domestic hot water. I'll tie in to the water lines and use the oil fired water heater as a storage tank. I don't see any problems with the set-up that I can't figure out. I'll leave the aquastat on the water heater set lower then the coal-fired heater, so it won't start the oil burner unless there's a high demand. The unit has a fast recovery, so it won't run that long.
I also need a source of heat there, the cellar can get to the mid 50's when it's really cold out. Since we don't run the oil hot air furnace, there is no heat. It's under the living room, so the floor gets cold.
I'll have to run a power vent, wife said no to another chimney. I'll have to use 1/2 of the only cellar window (I installed it in the opening that was made for the coal chute years ago. The other 1/2 I'll build a custom window for, I need that half for a little light and for the coal chute to my bin. I'll have to get rid of some more junk and build another bin for the stoker coal.
Money is an issue, I'm going for used.