catalytic combustors (HATE EM!), I also get a lil' sketchy when I hear burns wood and coal equally well
Must also be a beast to shake these things down every day (this aint' no lil fireplace stove and that shaker handle looks a lot like the Lever that lifts the train draw bridge over the Cape Cod Canal
Your going to have fans either way you go... the cost is going to be similar either way you go... if you going to do this you might as well DO IT the best, most efficient, ease of use way possible... Everyone knows for living area I'm a handfired coal guy to the core... but in this case with a basement add-on whole house furnace or primary central heating unit the first call I would make is to Leisure Line and the second call id make is to EFM (If your doing this do it once and get a stoker whole house furnace). Its a no brainer!
EDIT: "must be able to burn wood also"... WHY? Unless you have an endless supply of hardwood handed to you for FREE why in heavens name would you put that kind of work, money, maintenance, bugs/termites, loss of land and sq' of your house, property and basement, and poor heat control of wood
Your going to burn wood and then burn coal and then your never going to burn wood again because the heavens will suddenly open up and your going to "see the light" (then your going have this beastly manual wood burning Sherman tank sitting in your basement when it could have been a leisure line or efm completely automated 90 percent efficient dream for the same price