I finally became a member after several months of reading and learning from this very informative site. Over the summer i purchased a new koker and have it installed and ready to go (I hope.) I also have 4 ton of rice in the basement as well. I researched about every brand of stoker and decided on the keystoker for various reasons including the direct vent which seems best for my situation at this time. I am planning on heating about 2500 sf of an old farmhouse with a basement installation and ductwork going into 3 rooms, I dont have a cold air return in place yet but plan on adding one when the weather gets colder and I decide on the location.
I just want to say thanks for all the info and I am sure I will have questions when it's time to fire it up.