Ok here's my situation.
Grew up with coal.
Franco B stoves mostly. gravity hoppers 50K ranges, burning Pea Anth. in the Pocono region of PA.
1200 sq foot, two story house, old and leaky.
oil fired EFM (newer, less than 7 years old i suspect) boiler in basement running old style radiators in each room (4 of those) also baseboard water units in LV and bathroom. Single circulation circuit, also supplies DHW.
Basement also has ANCIENT wood/coal round stove, no hopper, hand fed as ER/supplementary heat....Separate chimney.
Ancient round body getting replaced with a 50K btu Franco my family has as a spare I rebuilt a few years back for improved heat and possibly near primary until the oil boiler is taken out to sleep with the fishes (ok craigslist ). i might not need this at all down the road, but it's free and what i have right now.
as for the oil boiler/DHW
I wont have vertical space for anything much bigger(in height) than the existing EFM oil boiler. there would be room to the RIGHT side of the unit, however.... I fear alot of stokers might not fit happily, but I am ignorant to the configurations and availabilities...However I'd like to burn PEA coal...........So they(stokers)might be out anyway.
I have no problem feeding the stove(s) myself with buckets............... I would like to stick with the one coal size over having automatic stuff.
I'd love to hear suggestions for stove sizes, models, etc that can run pea, supply DHW (yes I plan on year round, with a tempering tank from the well supply in the basement).
Thanks in advance for any input. I am not opposed to refurbs as options either, as being economical is ideal.