Good lord, you guys are scaring me! 30 lbs an hour x 24= 720 Lbs a day x 30 = 21600 lbs a month
. I'd have to buy the local coal delivery business, and being your best customer is never a good business model, plus I'd have to hire a clinker boy to keep up with the ashes
Lets look at this a different way, how much heat am I presently using to keep 2000 sq ft, 1/3 of the space, warm. When it gets really cold woodstove burns 24/7 and I burn 1 cord a month. A cord of Pine has approx 14,800,000 btu's divided by 30 = 493333.333 divided by 24 = 20,555.555 btu's per hour. The 3-1500watt electric radiators add another 15,000 btu's, so with 100% efficiency we are looking at approx 35,000 btu's per hour, although admittedly that is not keeping me as toasty warm as I'd like to be. So a seat of the pants wild ass guess (sorry Sting) tells me 200,000 btu would probably cover my needs MOST of the time, assuming I'm willing to cut heat to the pool in the coldest months.
I'm thinking a 400,000 btu boiler that is sitting in my room would keep it warm without any need for radiators in my room, just run steam lines to pool room and the front hallway
I think baseboard rads are hideous, and most I've seen have pipes coming up through floor which is just not possible here, so I'm thinking some big cast iron rads, run pipes along ceiling and drops to the rads.
As for plumbers, this is a small town, we have A plumber, he has a fine arts degree but there is no money in that so he is a plumber
. So either I bring a crew in out of SLC, or its a DIY job, my real job for the past 20 years has been repairing/selling industrial equipment, and I am a machinist, so between me and the local plumber I think we can do a quality job.
I would prefer to do hot water instead of steam, primarily for the safety factor, secondly so I do not have to pay a boiler inspector to travel out here every year.
I'll try to get dimensions and figure gallonage of the pool today.