http://hitzer.com/products/stove/Model- ... r-Furnace/
or thishttp://hitzer.com/products/stove/Model- ... -I-Stoker/
or hand fedhttp://hitzer.com/products/stove/Model-82-Furnace/
what about this one?? looks like a heating beast. 150K btu heating capacity. how much does this unit cost. there are 3 hitzer dealers withihn 30 miles, so one of their products is not out of the question.
a stoker would be ideal because they are more or less hands free operation. that's the way my harman stove is, but what i dont like about the harman is that it has a 60 lbs capacity hopper, i can fill it to the brim go to work and come home to an almost or even completely empty stove. that's right it will chew through a full 60 lbs of pellets durning the course of a 12 hour work day (i work 12's). i was at the dealer and i looked at a magnum stoker, i noticed that while i was standing their it barely if at all fed any more coal in. i was probably standing there 5 minutes. a pellet stove will constantly feed pellets. coal must burn significantly. my other wonder if that if i bought a magnum stoker, could i move the harman out to the garage and heat a 900 sq foot un-insulated garage with a 63,000 btu harman?
i have had one experience with a US stove company product, im glad you guys talked me out of hotblast because i had a crummy experience with one of their pellet stoves. it was a 5510 "king" and it was aweful. it never burned properly, put out NO where near enough heat to heat my home, i was loud, and had to cleaned every 4-5 days. it was a peice of junk and i bought it on my nieghbors advance, he told me there wasnt much of a different between the cheap stoves and the great stoves. i will tell you there is a huge difference. the harman is a great stove, and while i do love it for what it is, i am not unhappy with it as a stove, i am sick of the cost of the pellets, cold floors, and heat that is not properly distrubuted around the house. i want central heat, and i do not want natural gas.
i think the model 55 furnace wouldnt be big enough, its only rated at 60,000 btu, which if i was distrubuting the heat evenly around the house, i dont know if that would be enough. as i said 110 year old 2 story farm house.