I just bought a chubby from Larry. It arrives 2/26/14. I went with a reconditioned one... I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I am also a coal virgin. I have been burning wood for years and it does not make a lot of sense living so close to coal country (Near Allentown, PA). I ran out of wood recently (my primary is fuel oil, supplement with wood) and was not sure I would be able to buy seasoned wood so late in the season besides not having anywhere to put it with so much snow on the ground so I started poking around for alternatives to fuel oil and wood and found this forum. Glad I did! I wish I would have considered coal sooner. When I think back, my grandfather heated with coal and I even remember stoking the stove when I was a kid. Fond memories. Anyway, I am excited to get this thing tomorrow. I'm excited Just thinking of what it will be like to have steady heat in the night time hours... with wood I tamper the wood stove down before bed and wake up to a couple wood coals and having to wait for heat as the wood fire rebuilds. Anyway, I have been lurking for a week or two reading as much as I can. Good stuff here.