'Hi all, New to this forum, and I'm not sure this is the correct way to post a question. We live in Wisconsin and heat our 2000 sq ft home with LP and thank goodness we purchased a tank full last summer. Our home is 22 years old and is fairly well insulated, it's a 2 story with full basement. Our 1000 gallon tank , filled to 80% , has always lasted us all winter long, so we have never spent more than aprox. $1000 per heating season, and keep the temp at 68 by day and 58 by night. We don't have any back up heat and this has always bothered me, and this lp deal has me thinking I need to put something in place. We have a cement block with clay flue lined chimney that has never been used, and we have lots of woods/trees, but we dairy farm and so we are always busy, and I am 52 years old, so cutting lots of wood is not in my future, but consider a modest amount that could supplement our current setup, or help in a power outage type deal. I never have thought about heating with coal until the last week, since reading more and finding a display VC Intrepid coal stove that is 7 years old, and has been fired for $1000. Locally I can buy But in stoker for $240 in bulk. Looking for suggestions on if this is a good stove and value, and things I may hate about burning coal at all, and specifically But. The VC would come with 500 pounds of Anthracite, so I can get my feet wet that way. Looking for ideas and input. Thanks for reading my post.