coalnewbie wrote:Hey coalnewbie....yeah I'm not hiding anything, yes I'm on Orrs Mills Rd, little ways up from Cornwall coal. Still not sure what I'm doing yet, it's a hard thing to jump to a boiler system $$$$. I still have enough wood to burn through this coming winter, but don't see myself messing with this wood much longer
I want you to know that I have not gone the hydronic route (expensive) and I have a big house and I am very happy indeed. Another neighbor heats his 2000 sq ft house with one 100 year old stove and is also content. There are many ways of leaping into this coal heat. As budgets appear to be an issue you might consider one of the alternatives. For a few hundred dollars you can get a very powerful anthracite burner which would sit in place of your wood burner. You may not need to do more.
Opinions are like rectums, everybody has one.
Hi coalnewbie....yes, I currently have a wood burning insert on my mainfloor and am happy with the heat it provides. Just gets old cutting/splitting wood,etc. No it does not push the heat back to my bed room which is also on the same floor so I burn alittle oil heat at night to heat the bed room(it's only me and the wife that live in the house). I fill my 330 gallon oil tank 1.3 times a year, not a biggy.
I was thinking maybe put somethign in basement, let heat rise and less mess on main floor. If based on research I will not be happy I will go with a coal insert as I'm certain I will be just as happy with the heat the coal provides but without all the work that goes in with supplying the wood. I actually like to tend to the wood fire and my wood insert can go 10 to 12 hours without being tended to.
I also wanted a basement stove so can keep the wood stove as it's nice to look at the fire and would turn on having people over.
Do you buy your coal from Cornwall Supply?
The research continues....