Purchased Legacy Super Magnum Coal Stoker December 2016. Dealer gave us a deal on a PIA Harman TL3000 that we had paid $3000 in fall 2010 and the combustion chamber was shot and couldn't get Harman to honor any repair even though it was just 5.5 seasons old. The Super Magnum dealer said they would give us $500 for the TL300 on a new coal stove, and... remove it and install new stove. As my husband is unable to do chores at home any longer because of suffering a major stroke in March of 2015, at age 61 and retired just 30 days, so that sounded good to me. The coal stoker was installed and a run through of adding coal and emptying ashes was given. They filled the hopper with bagged coal and left a happy couple with a lovely glow from new stove. It ran that way for couple days, then after that not quite as bright and hot as did the day installed. The weather was mild so we didn't really need much more than it was putting out. New to it all, I didn't think too much. Then the flame was a weak little thing, and stove was not getting warm enough to even make fan come on. Called and dealer came out to look at it. Oh, wet coal had gotten all smushed up down inside, and just wasn't working. I had only added coal just as I was shown to. Did notice that when taking lid off hopper would get drenched with condensation from the lid! Normal? I don't know. He cleaned it all out, and took care of a MAJOR squeak in the feed. What a relief. So that lasted just a few days, had to go out of town for family funeral, let stove go out as it was making a terrible grinding thumping sound. After returning, tried to start stove back up, ended up getting son in law to come start it, the "mice" I had just wouldn't work. He used charcoal and a propane torch and started it right up. The grinding and thumping was horrible, and there was a sound of bass drum type thump. So dealer was called again, came up and took feed area all apart lubricated and replaced in stove. It ran like a champ for 1.5 days, then back to barely hot enough run fan. I had not put anymore wet coal in, actually feel like a scientist scooping coal off top of several bags each time to put in hopper. Son in law left couple buckets he uses that have holes drilled in bottom, used those as well. Trouble is if the hopper lid is put on like it supposed to be, the condensation in the hopper is like a flood! Walls of hopper are dripping wet. I have taken to leaving the lid ajar, has helped. It got cold and we couldn't keep living area above 67 with a 108,000 BTU Super Magnum! I was ready to call dealer again, went down and was looking things over and decided to move the room temperature sensor, it was hanging over a nail not far away from the stove. I lay it down on the hearth in front of former wood storage area. Left it there for a few hours, started getting more heat... hmmm on to something. Sure enough, the glow from the stove is outstanding and after a few hours I put the sensor 'wire' up about 10 inches. Putting out the heat I expected from it now. Still have to get a system of handling the coal to dry. I have to do this myself, so 55 gal drums etc won't work. My son in law runs our skid steer to move the pallet of coal in for me, it sets right outside the basement door, recently he moved it into the garage to see if it helps it dry before bringing it in, but now I have to stack bags on a sled and pull it down to basement door and carry in from there, works long as there is snow on the ground. Plan is to get 2 large shallow totes, poke holes in one, in the other put on floor in basement, put some sort of blocks in four corners to hold the other one with holes up off bottom. Hoping this system will work to keep coal dry enough. Future plan is to build a chute and bin from stainless steel have on hand, for the cellar way door (steps removed each winter and firewood thrown in, with sliding barn door at bottom where can access it). Husband can design it but he just can't do the actual work of building and installing. Son in law is willing to work on this. Hoping to be a Happy Coal Stoker owner by end of 2016/2017 heating season. Up until now, I have not been. Sorry to run on, have been Very frustrated with this stove until last night. Temp is very mild out, so hoping I can get it to run this way next time it dips down to COLD.