epd1088 wrote:I am looking at a Russo coal wood fireplace insert. ... Anybody know anything about these things and what it entails to install one in place of an inefficient fireplace?
I don't know anything about this specific brand but generally a stove designed to burn both fuels burns neither one well; one will burn much better. I'd try to figure out which fuel this stove burns better.
If your fireplace is already "inefficient" trying to burn coal in any stove installed there could become frustrating real fast. I'd look at why the fireplace is not performing well before using it for a stove of any kind. Good luck, Lisa