titleist1, I do have a good layout for heating my house with one stove located in my livingroom. I rebuilt a hundred year old cottage with space heating from the livingroom in mind.
Greg L, The Hitzer 30-95 hopper fed looks like it could be the right stove for me. Unfortunately, their website does not give a lot of detail. Do you or anyone else know the lowest BTU that can be run continuosly on that stove? Is consumption regulated by air vent, or by restricting the opening at the bottom of the hopper, or both? Any problems with coal jamming up where it comes down out of the hopper? Can the hopper be lifted out so wood can be burned in the stove?
bono1979, I checked out the Alaska Kodiak on their web site. 15-100K BTU looks like more than I need by quite a bit. My current Jotul 3 was 30K BTU with the cat. It is now Catless, putting out somewhat less heat than that. I could use probably 50K BTU in the sub 0 temps, but would like to be able to throttle back to as little as 5K BTU idealy.
Boy do I have a lot to learn about coal and coal stoves