half-pint wrote:I prefer the Anthracite though as with 2 bad knees the less I have to clean the chimney the better
I agree with you. I would rather burn wood in a modern wood stove than to put up with the smoke and soot of Bit coal unless I had a stoker designed for it that burned clean.
I have seen a lot of Warm Morning stoves for sale. The larger ones hold 100 pounds and can be bought cheaply. Far better stoves than the one you were looking at. Keep looking in craigslist, this is the time to buy when there are a lot less lookers.