I feel for you my friend. I have a great radiant floor heating system that I am expanding to do all of my house and not just half of it, and in the next year or two hope to be able to buy and install a coal boiler to help heat the water rather then the propane system I have now. In the mean time I am hand feeding a pot bellied stove so I go anthracite I am burning, but I know how it feels to have to wait for the ideal coal burner to arrive.
Good things come to those that wait however.
Thanks for the encouragement. That Vogelzang Potbelly Stove you have is what model? That might be a perfect quick fix until I get the stoker worked out.