What boiler to get?.... What BOILER TO GET???? AHHHHHHhhh......
I'm in the same boat as you!
how old is your house?
The reason I ask is that the Harman VF3000 Boiler rated @ 95,000+BTU claims to heat 3,000 ft^2.
OK's here's what I've come up with.
There's 2 main types of stoker boilers, Hopper fed, and auger fed.
In the hopper fed design, you fill the hopper and every couple of days you fill it again. The ashes generally need to be emptied every couple of days.
In the auger fed design there is an auger tube than comes out of the side of the boiler and goes to the floor into either a 55 gallon drum or a coal bin. In theory, with a well designed large enough coal bin. You will never have to tend to it the entire heating season. The ashes generally need to be emptied every couple of days.
Keystoker KA-4 (discontinued)
Harman VF 3000
I'm sure I missed some so feel free to add to my list.