Starting Out wrote:If I cut maybe two floor vents for supply, then what do I do for returns? I'm new to this so please bear with me on this. Thanks for you're patience.
In most situations, it is more important to have the registers set up as the returns. Then the heat would flow up the stairs and down the hallways into the bedrooms since the returns are sucking the cold air back to the stove.
But as was mentioned, a coal boiler hooked up along side the oil burner would be the ideal setup. They do make hopper and bin supplied boilers. My wife can handle taking care of our AA 260 since it is bin fed. She does take the ashes out daily. Plus with a boiler, you would have plenty of hot water while burning the coal.